Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, many of us are staying at home, and in isolation. With the nation on lockdown, it is critical to maintain a routine whilst staying physically and mentally healthy.
Focusing at home
With the increased number of people working from home, more and more people are looking for tips and ideas of how to keep themselves focused. Working at home can lead to an increase in distractions around the house, from television, family members and even pets, which can interrupt workflow. This is likely to result in reduced amount of work being completed, poor communication with colleagues and reduced work quality.
There are many ways to try and improve the home working environment, and mentally preparing the mind for work, such as exercise, plenty of sleep, and a good breakfast.
The Endocannabinoid System
The human endocannabinoid system is made up of CB1 and CB2 receptors which help to regulate functions in the body. When the endocannabinoid system is stimulated with plant-based cannabinoids, these receptors work to bring the body to a balance. CB1 receptors are found in the brain – which are said to help to boost brain function by increasing the production of brain cells.
Ensuring a good quality sleep is one way to increase productivity. Lack of sleep can result the brain not focusing optimally. This as a result could lead to reduced efficiency, and also the brain’s ability to process memories. Supplements such as chamomile tea may help to improve sleep. This is because chamomile contains an antioxidant called apigenin, which binds to receptors in the brain that are said to initiate sleep.
Exercising in the morning is a great way to get the brain prepared for the day. This is because physical activity increases blood flow to the brain and helps to promote cell growth – particularly in the hippocampus which is key to learning. Products such as wellness shots may help boost endurance during to improve physical performance, resulting in an improve in focus.
There are many ingredients that are often linked to improving focus, such as caffeine which is known to enhance concentration whilst also improving alertness. Increased alertness may aid the ability to work from home and reduce distractions.
Overall, the best way to improve concentration and focus is through lifestyle. However, combining a balanced lifestyle with healthy supplements may help to ensure that the mind is able to complete tasks with fewer distractions.