Wondering why you're struggling at work? Want to boost your productivity?
The brain uses 25% of the body's oxygen so being in a stuffy room can really affect your ability to work. Lack of productivity can be a struggle, especially when working from home, and it can be easy to get stuck in a rut where the harder you try, the more likely you are to get a headache. Which only compounds the issue of not getting enough done.
It's so important that we provide the opportunity for our brains to be properly oxygenated. By doing this we;
So here are 3 easy ways you can improve your productivity and improve your brains oxygen levels.
1) Fresh Air
This may sound simple, but having a window open and decent air circulation throughout your office can make a surprising amount of difference. With clean circulating air, your brain has constant access to fresh oxygen, stopping you from getting a stuffy office and a stuffy head.
2) Breaking Things Down
This may sound obvious but tackling a task a bit at a time is often the most effective way of getting something done. This means breaking the seemingly unfinishable task into small, achievable bits. When you've finished one small task, take a short 2-minute break. Go to the loo, play a quick game of solitaire, make a cup of coffee, anything to give you something different to think about. Doing this keeps your brain at peak productivity levels rather than getting bogged down in a problem which leads to you staring at your laptop for half an hour with nothing to show for it.
3) Office Plants
Nature can often produce a creative spark that can be hard to find elsewhere. Plants are also the reason we can breathe, taking in carbon dioxide and giving out oxygen. Now taking your office outside is rather impractical so why not bring nature indoors. Small plants on your desk can add colour and variety to your workspace, providing opportunities for that creative spark to fire in your brain while providing the thing you need most, oxygen.
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