“Focus” is not just something that is important while you are in school and need to prepare for a test, it is important in many other ways in life. Of course, there are times when it’s okay to lose focus and just relax your mind.
However, improving your ability to focus when you need to, is an excellent way to increase your productivity and get more of what you want out of life.
Below I will list a few effortless ways you can increase your mental capacity and stay focused!
Did you know that even a 1% drop in your overall hydration levels can cause up to a 10% drop in athletic function, and this is widely caused by the inability of your body to control is central nervous system?
Staying hydrated is necessary for you to function well, especially while competing in athletic training or competition.
Supplements such as potassium, sodium and magnesium all can aid your ability to stay hydrated, and in peak focus mode!
See Also: Hydration for Athletes
Try Supplementing with a Nootropic
Ever since the rise of Red Bull a few years ago companies have been scrambling to find a mental energy boosting supplement that the entire world will buy. A lot of these supplements have crashed and burned, but there are many which can help you.
One example of a worthwhile nootropic is Mind Lab Pro.
This supplement is very effective for improving your brain power and focus, and will have you locked in whether you are going to class or heading to your workout.
Try This: Cognitune NuClarity & NuBoost Review
Practice Meditation and Take Some Time to Yourself
Yoga has become somewhat of a fad over the last few years, but it has long been known as an excellent way to keep your body and mind fresh. One of the main reasons for this is that it incorporates a wide amount of breathing techniques, and meditation.
Naturally, this helps you to clear your mind from distractions, and stay more focused throughout your days.
Even just relaxing and not watching your TV or cell phone can dramatically improve the ability of your brain to function.
Don’t be afraid to give 5-10 minutes of calming meditation a try in your busy routine!
Additional Information: Meditation Techniques for Beginners
Take Short Breaks While Working
One reason that people can easily lose focus, is by focusing too much. Taking a couple short breaks, even while working intensely, can allow you to re-focus much better than before.
One excellent example of this is the famed Pomodoro Technique.
There are many ways that you can use this break, and meditation (as said above) is just one example of an excellent option!
Take a Nap
This might seem very counter-intuitive if you are trying to get a lot of work done, but it can have huge effects on your ability to stay focused long term.
The famous inventor Nikola Tesla was said to sleep only 2-3 hours per day, but used a series of 20-30-minute naps to keep his concentration up.
Although I still advise 8-9 hours of sleep each night, taking a short nap in the middle of the day can do wonders for you as well!