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6 Hacks to Boost Your Brainpower at Work

Easy ways to get the most out of your brain… and your day.

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Feeling drained? Before submitting the poor output and provoking your nasty boss to ask “Did you color your hair blonde again?” here are easy ways to revive your spirit and boost your brainpower:

6 Hacks to Boost Your Brainpower at Work

Tired before 11am? Here’s how to get a boost…

1. Power Snack

The name says it all. You need to have snacks at work in order to have enough power to help you get through the day. Eating, especially in the afternoon, keeps your blood sugar even, gives you energy, and keeps you in good disposition. Snacking also controls your appetite until you complete your work day. What you are eating during snack time is also important. To avoid the extra calories that you get from eating traditional snack food like cookies and bags of chips, consider dried fruits, nuts, or organic raw food bars. Warning: don’t resort to snacking when stressed-out or it will become your coping mechanism to stress. When deadlines, meetings, etc. are making you anxious, resort to #5.

6 Hacks to Boost Your Brainpower at Work2. Hydrate

The feeling of being drained out is your body’s way of telling that it needs to be hydrated. Drinking water is refreshing because it gives a cool sensation. Scientifically, you really need to drink water when feeling hydrated because the neurons in your brain cannot perform properly if not hydrated enough. FYI: 80 percent of your brain is made of water. Aside from water, juices made from fruits and vegetables are also good for the brain. They have high levels of antioxidants that protect the brain cells from damage. Also, study says that people who consume more fruit and vegetable juices are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.

3. Switch Tasks One at a Time

Unless you are working as a call center agent who needs to speak with customers over the phone while typing or troubleshooting their concerns at the same time, try not to multitask that much. Layering projects can exhaust your brain. When dealing with many to-do lists, perform one task at a time then switch to another task when you get tired or worn out.  Switching on projects engages different areas of your brain, thus making you mentally alert.

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A writer, artist and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary spends most of her time in France, but still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC and has traveled extensively around the world, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 95 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Gonzalez

    I look forward to payday!!! 😅 😝👠🆗

  2. Rosalia Russell

    Funny how a great post like this appears on my feed when I most need it!

  3. Alice Ford

    Nice read. I wish you’d write an article about “motivation” in general… please?!

  4. Zoraida Martin

    I do some breathing exercises at least after two hours of staying on my desk.

  5. Maxine Ford

    I read motivational quotes! And I love your Facebook page because you always offer encouraging words!

  6. Esther Devine

    Break tasks into manageable pieces!

  7. Joan Morales

    I eat sweets and peanuts…

  8. Brittany West

    I bribe myself… LOL Reward system works 😉

  9. Maddi Lemmon

    I look at myself in the mirror and say, “you’re fine and you’re doing great at work!!!”

  10. These are simple tips BUT CAN YIELD GREAT RESULTS! Thanks much!

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