Reboot: how to regain strength in a short period of time
17 october 2017
You have a 20 minute break between appointments and tasks. Enjoy it to the fullest and make sure that this break gives you strength and energy until the end of the working day. Below we will tell you how to do this.
NASA studies on the effect of daytime sleep on pilots’ performance showed that 26 minutes of sleep increased performance by 34%. The exact numbers sound convincing, but they are not the point. It actually works and has been tested by so many people.
Even 10-12 minutes of sleep makes one working day two. Without them, the second half of a normal working day is not very productive: after lunch, around two o’clock, activity decreases, begins to feel sleepy. With a short afternoon nap in the afternoon, you will be able to be as productive as the first. Yes, for the first fifteen minutes after waking up, you feel a little sleepy – in this situation, a cup of coffee or tea helps.
People who go in for sports are less prone to neuroses and sudden mood swings, tolerate stress more easily, and are more cheerful. It is important that playing sports disciplines, broadens your horizons and is guaranteed to reduce the number of bad habits.
And besides, sports are a great way to “reboot”, that is, to distract and take a break from work. Therefore, even 20 minutes of running around an office building or the simplest exercise will give you strength and energy until the end of the working day. And they will cheer you up!
There are many practices and ways of meditation. If you are still a beginner, start with the simplest – focus on your breathing. The point is, breathing is your most important asset. It is ideal for concentration and is always with you. It reflects the strongest emotions and allows you to manage them. It helps to be holistic and in control of your life, returning to the present, clarifying consciousness and developing intuition.
Take a look at the picture below and synchronize your inhalation and exhalation:
Breathe in this rhythm for a few minutes. What do you feel? Are your muscles relaxed? Did you manage to distract yourself from routine worries?
If you feel tired, then go for a walk. Even 20-30 minutes outdoors will give you a boost of energy. And if you have more time, then go to an unfamiliar area of the city and just look around. Pay attention to unusual things, note beautiful buildings and interesting passers-by. This will help you get distracted and energized.
Green tea culture has existed in Asia for centuries. Recently, it has been gaining popularity in the West as well. The reason is simple: green tea is very beneficial for the mind, body and spirit.
If you are looking for a remedy to improve your ability to focus on the work you are doing and increase productivity, then green tea is a great option. Among other things, it contains caffeine, which stimulates higher nervous activity. However, it is significantly less in tea than in coffee. Therefore, green tea consumers do not suffer from side effects as much as strong coffee drinkers. But the main magical property of green tea is that it contains the amino acids of the L-theanine group. These substances are known for their calming and concentration-enhancing properties. The combination of caffeine and L-theanines found in green tea increases overall brain activity.
Adapted from The Art of Breathing, One Habit Per Week and 100% Charged.