Hi guys, laptops, smart phones and computers are the best partners for internet marketers. However, sometimes we tend to lost our focus and productivity after working long hour with these electronic devices. Below are some of the tips for productivity improvement.
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7 Brain Hacks for Productivity Improvement
#1. Limit Distraction
Multitasking is good but it can cost up to 40% more time than single-tasking according to research published by the APA.
So, close all the tabs and leave your phone aside, your brain will love you for it.
#2. Keep a To-Do-List
You might already keep a to-do-list on your computer but research shown that using a pen and paper is better. The reason behind it is the act of writing has been linked to increase cognitive thinking.
Furthermore, it’s a good excuse to practice your handwriting.
#3. Prevent Eyestrain
Headaches is the killer for productivity and it can be caused by eyestrain from staring at your computer for long hour.
To prevent that, try the 20-20-20 rule, every 20 minutes, focus on an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
The shift in focus allows your eye muscles to relax.
Relaxed eyes are productive eyes.
#4. Turn On the Lights
It might be tempting to work in the dark but studies show working in brighter rooms increase alertness.
#5. Get Some Exercise
Sitting in one position for too long can make you feel tired.
Mild exercise helps get your blood flowing and more oxygen to your brain.
One study found that going for a 10 minute walk can boost energy for up to 2 hours.
#6. Stay Hydrated
Caffeine and sugar may give you a short burst of energy but caffeine is a mild diuretic which means it dehydrates you by making you pee more.
Staying hydrated keeps you alert and healthy.
But… If you really need it, then take a caffeine nap. Set an alarm for 15 minutes, drink a cup of coffee then take a nap.
It takes 15 minutes for the effects of the caffeine to kick in.
#7. Get some sleep
When you are done, get some sleep.
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