Tips for Improving Focus and Memory
- by Stephen Touhey
Focus and memory affect all personal and professional aspects of our lives. From forgetting important meetings or social activities, to struggling to do things to the best of your ability, there’s no rest for the weary when it comes to a lack of clarity.
When you can’t focus and struggle with memory, not only does it affect your performance in life, but it eats away at your confidence and can cause anxiety and depression over time. You might always feel steps behind everyone else with no end in sight.
The sooner you take steps to clear the fog, the sooner you’ll feel relief. Luckily there are many holistic treatment options to bring you some clarity.
Here are 4 holistic tips for improving focus and memory.
1. Include brain-boosting foods & drink in your diet
What you eat and drink fuels your body, so why not give yourself premium fuel instead of unleaded? The good news is that science can tell you exactly what food-fuel will help boost your brain the most. Here are some options to help you clear away the fog.
● Caffeine - According to Healthline, caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and boosts the brain to produce more dopamine. This neurochemical helps drive you to concentrate on whatever you’re doing. While caffeine can help you focus in small amounts, it can also cause anxiety or jitters if you have too much. Try to stick with 1 serving per day at most.
● Fish - According to an article in Translational Psychiatry, fish oil will help you focus. Eating fish rich in omega 3’s will help, but if you want to take it a step further look for a high quality fish oil supplement with large amounts of EPA (a specific type of omega 3 fatty acid). Don’t worry vegans and vegetarians, you can get your brain-boosting omega 3’s too. Just look for algae oil supplements with DHA and EPA.
2. Do moderate to high-intensity exercise for 45 minutes, 3 times per week
There have been many studies proving that exercise helps people with focus and memory. In one study from Life Science Journal, it was observed that moderate to high-intensity exercise for 45 minutes, 3 times per week, showed an improvement in clarity.
Physical activity boosts the brain’s levels of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin, which all aid in focus and attention. The great news is that these brain chemicals also are “feel-good” chemicals, so exercise helps fight depression too.
3. Wear a bio-frequency clarity patch
This tip might seem like magic, but thanks to advancements in quantum physics it’s very much a reality. This little patch packs a powerful punch that helps you combat stress while clearing brain fog, so you can focus.
Bio-frequency technology is used to program each patch to harness the power of your body’s natural energy field, resulting in your mind feeling calm and clear. There’s no drugs or ingredients involved, and no side effects either.
4. Prioritize sleep
According to an APA survey, people who slept less than 8 hours per night reported feeling emotions like anger, sadness, or anxiety more often than those who got a full night’s sleep. This means when you’re not getting enough sleep you’re more likely to feel stressed and when you feel stressed your concentration will suffer.
Of course, not everyone can get 8 hours of sleep every single night due to responsibilities and other things that come up, but many of us do have some room for improvement if we’re honest with ourselves. Do you really need to watch “just” one more video before bed?