4 Brain Warrior Tips To Sharpen Your Mental Productivity
Why does it seem like there are never enough hours in the day?
From day to night, work to family, personal goals, and endless to-do lists, we’re a nation of on-the-go people. We all want to be more productive, but that requires more focus and more energy. Below are four simple strategies that will give you the focus and energy you need all day— to get the important stuff done.
1. Get quality sleep
Quality sleep is key to a better quality of life. In fact, sleep is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. How you feel during the day is directly related to how well you slept the night before. Not feeling your best during the day and struggling to sleep are normally caused by your lifestyle choices or daily routine. Aim for 7-8 hours. Longer than 9 hours and you can feel even more tired. If you have trouble falling asleep, avoid electronic gadgets 2 hours before bed.
Dehydration is guaranteed to make you feel tired. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to help you feel more focused and energized, maintain a healthy body weight and improve mental performance. Two great tips to stay hydrated:
• never leave the house without a bottle of water
• avoid drinks that dehydrate you such as alcohol and soda
3. Indulge in a piece of dark chocolate
Yes, chocolate does have caffeine, but it also contains healthy flavonoids found in cocoa, which have been shown to boost cognitive skills and improve mood. In one study, seniors who ate more dark chocolate had a lower incidence of dementia. Eating one piece of sugar-free dark chocolate a day can be good for you, boost blood flow to your brain, help your mood, and decrease anxiety.
Exercise has been found to be as effective as antidepressant medication. Exercise is the quickest way to increase all of your feel-good neurotransmitters, especially serotonin. We recommend doing coordination exercises like table tennis, dance or martial arts to strengthen your cerebellum. This can improve your balance, processing speed, focus, and energy. The secret to exercise is to do something you love, then it’s not work.
Additionally, in The Brain Warrior’s Way Cookbook, you’ll find over 100 simple, delicious recipes that support the principles of the Brain Warrior’s Way to heal and optimize the brain.
Amen Clinics has spent the last 28 years helping people improve their brain health, receive specialized treatments and remove the stigma surrounding mental health. If you or a loved one needs professional help with anxiety, depression, focus or memory, call Amen Clinics at
888-288-9834 or visit us online.