Do you ever wonder how much you could really get done in a day if you could just focus and think clearly? Research suggests that during an eight-hour workday the average person is only productive for two hours and 53 minutes. That’s probably not enough time to tackle your massive to-do list between work, family and social obligations. So, how can we get more productivity out of each day? Learn some healthy habits that will improve your mental focus and cognitive ability.

#1. Limit Multitasking

We live in a society obsessed with multi-tasking. In reality, multitasking leads to lower overall focus, brain fog, and mental fatigue. Slowing down and working on one task at a time until it’s done can increase your productivity more than trying to tackle several things at once.

#2. Get More Sleep

Most people aren’t getting enough good quality sleep at night. You need between 7 to 8 hours of sleep for your brain to function best. Try meditation, supplements, and turning off blue lights (screens) at least an hour before bedtime.

#3. Eat Some Brain Food

Some foods are better for your brain than others. Try some pistachios for blood flow, shrimp for memory enhancement, cherry juice for sleep-inducing melatonin, and cinnamon to help balance your mood. These foods may help increase your mental focus to get more done.

#4. Get Your Blood Pumping

Exercise increases oxygenated blood flow to your brain which wakes you up and improves focus. An average of 30 minutes per day of aerobic exercise can get the blood pumping. If you’re just starting out, even a walk around the neighborhood will help. Start small, find an exercise you enjoy and be consistent.

#5. Reduce Sugar Intake

Sugar gives you an initial rush of energy but it doesn’t last. Soon you’ll be crashing and sinking deeper than ever into brain fog. Sodas, candy, and sweet desserts are easy to cut back on and will not only give you sharper focus but help reduce your waistline as well.

#6. Use Cognitive Supplements

Studies have shown that some supplements are able to increase mental clarity. Try micro-dosing using the Lucidity Tonic from Empyrean. This tonic uses a blend of plants and fungi known to increase awareness and consciousness. Lucidity Tonic can improve cognitive functions such as focus and memory.

Go Lucid. Go Beyond. Go Empyrean.

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