Last week, we talked about how to make your business more efficient, so this week we’re carrying the efficiency theme through to an area you might not have considered - the brain. Here’s some of our favourite mind hacks to help you work more efficiently.
One of the great things about working for yourself is that you can plan your own day - and maybe you should pencil in a naptime. Researchers have found that just twenty minutes of afternoon sleep can refresh the brain, increase productivity and even help relieve stress.
Playing the latest Grand Theft Auto or Zelda title isn’t just a hobby - it can be rigorous training to help develop your mind. Researchers have found that video games can help make your brain work faster, improve your multitasking ability, shorten your reaction time and improve your cognitive skills. Keep that in mind the next time you feel guilty for playing Angry Birds instead of working.
Why does Barack Obama only wear grey or blue suits? He has set a routine that rations decision-making for the important things, rather than making decisions about what he eats or wears. So instead of wasting your mental energy on breakfast choices or shirt styles, could you follow the President’s lead and set a daily routine for these issues - and free your mind for other tasks?
What are your favourite brain hacks? Hit us up on Twitter or leave a comment with any that we’ve missed. And have an awesome weekend!