The world we live in today places very high demands on us every single day. There is no doubt that we have to bring our A-game daily. Yet this same society is inflicting serious damage on our collective ability to focus on the task at hand.
We are constantly bombarded with spam and ads that we didn’t ask for and that we never requested. Now factor in the things in which we overindulge such as fatty foods, excessive alcohol, and way too much caffeine.
Collective Mental Fatigue
All of these things collectively are creating a serious case of brain fog and leaving us mentally fatigued. As a result, we find that we are gradually losing our ability to mentally focus on the high priority things in our lives.
The good news is that there are some actions that we can begin taking which will help our brains regain our lost mental focus. Let us examine 4 great ways to boost your brain for more focus.
Lower Your Stress Level
Experts have long told us how hard stress can be on our overall health and well-being. And this damage can be experienced both mentally and physically. The fact is that each time our bodies feel high stress; it will produce stress hormones which put our bodies in a “fight or flight” mode.
Therefore, whenever we lower our stress levels, we are reducing the amount of stress hormones that our bodies are producing. And because of this, we are able to think much more clearly, and we can respond to things in our lives rather than reacting to them.
Eliminate Food Intolerances
There are certain foods around us that have been proven to adversely affect the healthy functions of our brains. This is especially true when they are consumed in large amounts. While it not necessary to eliminate these foods entirely, we should begin cutting back on them. And if we choose to eliminate them entirely, then it would certainly be more desirable.
These foods are the ones which cause certain reactions within our bodies that make it difficult to mentally focus. Specifically we are referring to foods such as artificial sweeteners, pre-cooked meats, bacon (because it is loaded with preservatives), cheese/dairy, and alcohol. Again, consider cutting back on these foods, and if you find that you can live without them completely, then by all means do so.
Increase Key Nutrients
Find out more about nutrients that will help you to mentally focus and increase them as necessary. Our bodies need certain amounts of calories from protein, carbs, and even fat to properly function. Pay attention to the amount of magnesium, B vitamins, and choline that you are consuming – ensure that you are taking the proper amount.
A word of caution here is to be careful of ingesting supplements that have not been cleared by regulatory agencies like the FDA. Before taking any supplement, you should ensure that there are sufficient studies which have concluded it is safe to use.
Get Plenty of Sleep
Perhaps the simplest action you can take to help regain your lost mental focus is getting more sleep. You would be surprised to learn how often this is the main problem with people losing their ability to concentrate.
The fact is that our society is a very busy one, and there are countless reasons for us to stay up past our bedtimes. Sleep experts have long told us that collectively our society is very sleep deprived. Few of us are getting the required amount of REM sleep that we need for good health and well-being.
While creating and maintaining a focused mind might seem unachievable at the moment, you will be very surprised at how effective the actions we recommend can be. People report seeing improvements almost instantly whenever they decide to make these small changes in their lives. We urged you to give them a try and see how much they can help you.