Five Hacks to Boost Your Brain And Productivity
We’re all short of time. Trying to do as much as we can in the time we have each day. The list seems to be ever long and for every task you take off, two more appear. The hamster wheel of life is relentless and it can feel overwhelming.
Have you ever stopped to think that it could be the way you’re working that is making life more difficult?
Here are five hacks to improve your productivity and performance to make your day easier.
1) BREAK IT UP
To up your productivity and prolong your concentration, stop working for so long in one go. Research points toward the benefits of taking regular breaks to help keep your performance more consistent and complete tasks easier.
2) FINISH THE JOB
We all think we can multi-task and that women are better at it than men but the truth is, we can’t.
It’s been found that taking on multiple tasks achieves the opposite of the intended out come and we get less done, not to mention tasks taking longer to complete.
3) TURN OFF THE DISTRACTIONS
Modern technology keeps us connected all the time and we’re swamped with pings and bings by apps and hardware trying to claim our attention.
If you want to get ahead and stay productive, switch it all off.
Close down your emails until you need them.
Do you really need to know the likes you’ve had on your last instagram post in real time? Switch off the notifications on your phone and kill those distractions.
4) TAKE THE RIGHT SUPPLEMENTS TO SUPPORT YOUR BRAIN & FOCUS
Ever heard of fish referred to as “brain food”?
Research has found that taking a regular dose of omega-3 fatty acids supports normal brain function and brain development.
As we get older our brains age and degenerate just like the rest of our body. Adults with higher levels of DHA in the blood experienced larger brain size for longer and showed a slowing of the ageing process. There is also evidence that omega-3 fatty acids improve brain function and reduce cognitive decline.
Omega3zone fish oil is an effective way to boost your omega-3 levels and give your brain what it needs to work optimally.
You can further take care of your brain using a scientifically formulated nootropic.
Nootropics, like POWER UP by Motion Nutrition, have both short term benefits of improved concentration and focus which can greatly improve your productivity and performance. In the long term they can help to slow the brains ageing and prevent neurodegenerative disease.
5. EXERCISE REGULARLY
Healthy body, healthy mind. Sound familiar? Well, its true.
There are numerous studies that link brain health and mental wellbeing to exercise
According to a study by Kings College London, where they followed over 9000 individuals, they found those that exercised two to three times per month scored higher in attention, learning and memory tests than those that hadn’t.
This isn’t a call for twice daily gym sessions or to train for a marathon, we’re all time precious and busy. Do what you can, when you can - even a 10 minute circuit before breakfast will bring a benefit to your physical and mental health and give your brain a boost that it’ll thank you for in the long term.