Monday mornings mean back to work. There is much talk on how nutrition fuels performance, but how about productivity? Your mind needs fuel just as much as your muscles and other organs do. Becoming mindful of feeding your brain can make a big difference in your efficiency during your work week. Basic tips include:
1️⃣ Making time for meals and snacks. Eating consistently throughout the day helps sustain the energy you need to get things done, and done well. Meals don’t need to be elaborate. If you don’t have time for a sit down meal, simple packing of things like peanut butter and crackers is a way to fit in calorically and nutrient dense foods. Combining two foods groups is an easy way to create a balanced meal/snack to keep your satisfied while fueling your energy levels. 2️⃣ Stay hydrated. You’d be surprised of the symptoms of dehydration that often aren’t realized. Headaches, fatigue, etc can often be relieved with adequate fluid intake. It is a key player in cognition, concentration and situational awareness. 3️⃣ Balance alcohol & caffeine. Be mindful of these drinks impact on sleep, as well as their impacts on your brain. I’m a big advocate of working smarter, not harder. Becoming aware of your habits and schedule with simple planning can add up to big results in your productivity. Drop your other tips below. Have a great week.