The holidays are done. 2019 is well underway. Many of us are back to work at the office, kids are in schools, and life is continuing on as it always does. Work and school can be tiring, there’s no doubt about that. In fact, Gallup has found that just 34 percent of employees are actively engaged, while 53 percent are not engaged and 13 percent are actively disengaged.
Think about those numbers the next time you’re around the office. A lot of your coworkers might be tuning out. And let’s be honest, you might be tuning out as well. It can happen to the best of us. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to increase focus at work.
1. Start With a Healthy Breakfast
Over thirty million Americans skip breakfast. That’s not good. Your breakfast is your foundation for a naturally healthy life. If you don’t eat breakfast, your denying your brains, joints, muscles, and every other part of your body the nutrition you need.
Not hungry in the morning? Don’t want a big meal? Why not eat a few pieces of fresh fruit? Some orange and apple slices, for example, could provide you with much of the nutrition and vitamins you need.
2. Detox Your Body
Over the course of time, our bodies become clogged with chemicals, waste, and other things. A 3-Day Detox and Slimming Kit could help you clean out your body, providing stress relief and potentially helping your body function better.
3. Try Some Deep Breathing Exercises and Meditation
Your brain depends on a steady supply of oxygen. Fortunately, your lungs can usually provide that without any prodding. However, if you’re stressed or not paying attention to your breathing, you might not be getting enough oxygen.
So take a deep breath. Actually, take several. And while your breathing, try some simple meditation techniques. You can perform many of these at your desk. Clear your mind. Try envision a beach and the waves lapping against the sand. Or say some simple chants under your breath.
Taking a few minutes here and there to close your eyes, breath, and clear your mind may be able to increase productivity.
4. Sleep Well Live Well
Many Americans suffer from a poor night’s sleep. In fact, roughly one in four Americans will suffer insomnia at some point during 2019. This deprives your body of needed rest, leaving you worn out in the morning. Insomnia is frequently linked to an inability to concentrate, as well.
There are some natural methods you can use to increase the amount of sleep you get. Cutting down on caffeine and enjoying relaxing teas, like Chamomile, can help. Many swear by melatonin supplements.
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