5 Brain Exercises for Better Focus at the Office
We don’t want to lose your attention, so… Did you know that according to a Microsoft study from 2005, the average human attention span is 8 seconds? Which is less than that of a gold fish. It’s a fact, a disturbing one for that matter. During the past decade, this number has shrunk further due to our dependency to the digital world and the the metamorphosis of our brain, which wants to inform us what is next and what new awaits us as soon as possible.
Focus is extremely important for our productivity, especially on the work place. If your concentration is missing, or you pay more attention on what happens around you than to fully dedicate your attention to your tasks, than your focus definitely needs some training.
We are no “brain trainers”, but we believe that these 5 brain exercises for better focus will help you increase your concentration and pay the needed attention on the tasks you are expected to do.
1. Prepare your brain
Before starting a task at work, calm your brain by giving it a few minutes break. To do this, stand in a comfortable position and breathe deeply with your stomach. You will understand that this really helps you to concentrate.
2. Target your focus
The focus also includes the understanding of understanding of what is worthy of your distraction. So take the time to think about what to focus on, right now, tomorrow, next month and all year round.
3. Escape the Digital World for 30 minutes
If you need focus, the first thing you need to do is log out of your email and Facebook. No matter how addicted you are to your email or social media, you need to leave them at least once a day for half an hour. It is recommended in the morning, when starting work or in the late afternoon. Both take away much of your attention needed for other tasks.
4. Grab a cup of coffee
This caffeinated drink not only wakes you up in the morning but also helps your focus throughout the day. And the unique coffee combination Mushroom Brain Coffee Mix will give an extra boost to your concentration, thanks to the two added mushrooms, Cordyceps and Lion’s Mane, which stimulate the work of the brain and give it a pleasant taste. Just pour into a cup of warm water, stir and drink.
5. Play some music
Surrounding noise often distracts. But according to some researches, listening to music actually influences our concentration. What’s the catch? You just need to like to music style or the particular song you are listening to.