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3 Things You Can Do to Be More Productive (Apart from Nootropics)

We talk a lot about nootropics here at Biology Boost, but the reality of the situation is that you can’t, and shouldn’t, take them every day. Let’s look at alternative ways to improve cognitive function.

We’ll say these are the more “natural” remedies to a lack of focus. So here’s five tips on what you can do to be more productive—whether it be a lack of motivation, lack of focus, or just sheer laziness.

#1: Exercise and Fresh Air

Exercise gets the blood flowing and gets you going. You can always just step outside and go for a quick jog, walk, or just do some jumping jacks or other bodyweight exercises. The fresh air will do wonders for your mood and cognitive performance.

Alternatively, you can keep some physical fitness items handy in your home.

I personally utilize some TRX bands around the house, and keep a yoga mat handy as well.

(I try to supplement my heavy weight lifting routine with yoga three times a week. It keeps me young!)

#2: Eat Lightly

Ever had that feeling after lunch that just puts you straight into a food coma? Yeah, most of us have been there at one point or another

You know how 5-Hour Energy (which is actually a greater booster and hangover-preventative) is always running those television commercials about that “2pm feeling”? Why do you think that is?

If you guessed because of overeating, you’d be correct. In the corporate world, people go out to eat often—can’t blame them—who doesn’t want to get out of the cubicle farm at least once a day? They tend to go out and overeat (because often they’re unhappy with their job as a whole).

The result?

A food coma, and then the “2pm feeling”.

If the goal is to be productive and accomplish a lot of mental work, that’s not a feeling you want. Instead, eat just enough to fuel your body so it’s not growling with hunger. Often times, if I’m working at home for the day, my lunch consists of a very simple plan:

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 2 eggs

It’s a zero (well, low) carb diet—a slight variation on the steak and eggs diet.

#3: Find Something You’re Passionate About

Cheesy, I know. But true.

I used to be a corporate wage slave, but these days I’m the boss.

Instead of reporting to a cubicle, I wake up, roll out of bed in my pajamas, and get to work. Halfway through the day I go to the gym. I spend the second half of the day in a co-working space sometimes, or perhaps a coffee shop.

Whatever suits my mood.

I’m also far more interested in the work I do these days as opposed to what I used to do (boring).

This helps me be far more productive, focused, and gives me a greater drive. So really—if you’re stuck in a job you hate, it’s going to be hard to keep your focus.

Truthfully, starting a small internet business like Biology Boost is really easy. You can have a small website that can bring in a bit of side income every month. There’s thousands of ideas just waiting to be created.