Have you ever noticed that your level of focus can go down when the temperature goes up? If yours does then it’s ok, you’re not alone. Loads of people find their mojo is missing during these long, hot summer days. But don’t get hot and bothered, we’ve got some super cool tips on how you can keep your focus in the inferno.
Break things up
Break your day into smaller chunks to help with concentration. A handful of 30-minute flurries is so much easier to face than an eight-hour slog. You’ll be out in the garden in no time!
Ditch the distractions
The sunlight streaming in through the window. The sound of people enjoying a drink outside. Friends WhatsApping you pictures of their holiday. That annoying fly buzzing around your head. Summer is awesome, but it can be very distracting. Make sure you shut down as many distractions as you can.
Sleep on it
Don’t give into drowsy. You can maximise your energy levels by making sure you don’t skip on your sleep. Keep your bedroom cool and get all the rest you need to face the next day with a spring in your step. Many people also tweak their bedtime, so they can wake up earlier to enjoy the sun before work.
Being hot and flustered can quickly sap your energy and focus, leading to a major drop-off in productivity. If you’re lucky enough to have air conditioning at work, then that’s great. No discomfort for you. But if you don’t, then some days it can belike working in an oven. Ensure there’s as much air flow as possible. If there’s direct sunlight coming through the window, then pull the blind down. It’s also a good idea to invest in a fan or two to help with circulation. Wear loose fitting clothes that breathe. Oh yes, and don’t forget the ice lollies!
Summer is the perfect time to exercise. It not only gives you burst of energy and puts you in a positive frame of mind, but it helps increase your levels of focus by boosting serotonin and dopamine. So grab your trainers and get out there!
It’s not just you
You know the feeling. You’re working away in your office or at home and you can hear people laughing and having fun in the sun. It’s easy to think that you’re the only one slogging away while everyone else is out having the time of their lives. It’s not true. The sooner you can understand that there are millions just like you, the better you’ll feel. Forget the FOMO!
Eat to beat the heat
Try sticking to lighter, healthier meals throughout the summer months. Swap gravy for greens, pies for peaches, and steaks for salads. By opting for things like cold soups, bean dishes and frittata, and avoiding starchy, fatty foods, you’ll avoid that sluggish feeling.
Come on. Grab your ice cream and let’s get you through the summer slump.