Distracted? 5 Ways to Improve Your Focus
Natural Ways to Enhance Your Concentration & Focus
Do you have trouble staying focused throughout the day… especially once that 3pm slump hits? Get the tools to reliably fight through the fog and get re-focused no matter what comes!
Whether you’re balancing a bunch of priorities or trying to finish up one big project, we’ve all experienced times where focusing feels downright impossible. Luckily, the Weller team has made it our personal mission to help people find their ultra-focused inner ninja, and now we’re sharing the best natural ways to keep your brain on track.
Here are five of our favorite tricks and tools for improved concentration, because finding new ways to focus always pays off. Whether you try just one of these tips, or all five, let us know what helps you most!
1. Start the day with coffee
A researcher asked, “Is caffeine a cognitive enhancer?” As it turns out, your morning coffee fix could help with focus. While “caffeine cannot be considered a ‘pure’ cognitive enhancer,” it does have impacts on arousal, mood, and concentration, which contributes to its “cognitive enhancing properties.” Be wary of consuming too much caffeine, though — jittery feelings aren’t exactly helpful for focusing.
With tons of options for finding your perfect caffeine level — cold brew coffee, tea, matcha, and even CBD-infused coffees that have a balancing effect on the mind.
2. Choose your snacks wisely
While you’re enjoying your coffee, up the ante with a brain-boosting snack.
What you eat has a big impact on how your brain functions, and snacks can be a great way to get your concentration under control (plus, it’s hard to focus when you’re hungry). Skip the empty carbs of white sugar, refined grains, and cheap oils in junk snacks — they deplete your brain power, and that’s not what we’re going for here at Weller.
You want a functional snack with high-quality ingredients. Snacks with CBD, like our Coconut Bites, are perfect for the job. We were inspired to start Weller after hearing so many people share how CBD helps them feel calmer and more focused, no matter how hectic life gets. These tasty, nutritious snacks are infused with the awesomeness of CBD, because we all deserve to be focused and on top of our lives.
3. Buy some noise canceling headphones
You’ve got coffee and you’re stocked up on CBD infused snacks, but what happens when focusing is still a battle? Sometimes, the best way improve focus is shutting everything else out. If ambient noises derail your attention, the fix might be as simple as purchasing a pair of high-quality noise canceling headphones.
You can listen to your favorite music, but some people find that to be too distracting. If you can relate, just turn on the noise cancelling feature without music and get to work.
4. Stir up some healthy competition with yourself
This brain hack can be helpful for people who find motivation in a bit of healthy competition. Think about how long it might realistically take you to finish a task if you focused completely. Then, set a timer (if you tend to get optimistic about time management, consider adding another 5-10 minutes).
Your challenge is to finish the task before the timer runs out. As you keep doing this, see if you can get faster and faster. There’s only one rule: never sacrifice on quality.
5. Get up and move around!
We spend a solid chunk of our lives sitting, so why not try walking your way to improved concentration and focus? Sometimes, improved concentration is as simple as taking a brisk walk. When we exercise, blood flow increases throughout our bodies, including within the brain. More blood flow means more oxygen, which helps the brain perform better and improves cognitive performance.
Taking an exercise break might sound counterintuitive when your to-do list is already overflowing, but it’s definitely worth it. Weller was born in Boulder, Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains, and we love to jump outside for some exercise, fresh air, and a great view to help stay sharp. And remember to bring your Weller Coconut Bites along for an extra brain boost!
– The Weller+ Team
Our Boulder, Colorado-based team might be small, but we make up for it with excitement, inspiration, and dedication. We’re excited to share the game-changing benefits of CBD, inspired by the stories our customers share, and dedicated to inventing even more yummy snacks, beverages, and other treats to make CBD an easy part of your Well(er) life.