6 Tips to Boost Your Brainpower at Work

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


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 Tips 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. Instead of reaching for blood-sugar-spiking snack food like cookies and bags of chips, consider dried fruits, nuts, or organic raw food bars, which give you stable energy and brain-boosting nutrients. Warning: don’t resort to snacking when stressed-out or it could become a coping mechanism. When deadlines, meetings, etc. are making you anxious, try #5.

6 Tips to Boost Your Brainpower at Work

2. Hydrate

The feeling of being drained is your body’s way of telling that it needs to be hydrated. The neurons in your brain cannot perform properly if not hydrated enough. FYI: 80% 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, studies show that people who consume more fruit and vegetable juices are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.

3. One Task at a Time

Try not to multitask that much. Switching back and forth between projects exhausts your brain. When dealing with a long to-do list, perform one task at a time then switch to another task when you get tired or worn out. Switching projects engages different areas of your brain, thus making you mentally alert.

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Reader Discussion: 96 Comments

  1. Avatar of Elizabeth Gonzalez

    Elizabeth Gonzalez

    I look forward to payday!!! ? ???

  2. Avatar of Rosalia Russell

    Rosalia Russell

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

  3. Avatar of Alice Ford

    Alice Ford

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

  4. Avatar of Zoraida Martin

    Zoraida Martin

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

    • Avatar of Francis Lockwood

      Francis Lockwood

      Why are you staying at your desk for more two consecutive hours in the first place? You need to take a break every two hours as mandated by the labor law.

  5. Avatar of Maxine Ford

    Maxine Ford

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

  6. Avatar of Esther Devine

    Esther Devine

    Break tasks into manageable pieces!

  7. Avatar of Joan Morales

    Joan Morales

    I eat sweets and peanuts…

  8. Avatar of Brittany West

    Brittany West

    I bribe myself… LOL Reward system works 😉

  9. Avatar of Maddi Lemmon

    Maddi Lemmon

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

  10. Avatar of Koda Hansen

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

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