We continuously think through our brain, but spend the least time thinking about it. Just like our physical health and fitness is important to stay in tone for everyday life, our brain needs regular assessing and growth too. Science says that your brain stops developing after you reach the age of 7 years. But that is only the physical aspect of it.
Your brain continuously keeps growing and becoming stronger every day as you progress through life. In simpler words, your brain changes every day whether it is in a positive way or negative. It all depends on how you channelize your brain to work more effectively and increase productivity or to go down the lane altogether.
That is why; your brain needs a regular analysis or an occasional refurbish. This can be done in these few simple steps which will help you channelize your brain and become more productive:
Your brain and body is capable of storing a lot of energy. But chances are that you may never accomplish everything that you need to do every day if you do not prioritize your job list. What you need to do is focus on the most important things first. Not everything is urgent. Get it off your plate and then put complete focus on the next task. This increases focus and helps you get a better sense of judgment.
Be strict with deadlines
One of the worst things to happen to our brain is laziness. And laziness comes from postponing things. Procrastination is one of the biggest brain performance reducers. It damages your work cycle, makes things ill organized and ultimately slows down the quality of performance of your brain. Hence, make it the first rule of every day to strictly meet your deadlines.
Keep pushing yourself
Your brain can become stronger, faster and better by keeping the door for growth open. It is like going to gym but to increase your brain muscle power. You meet your deadline once and that is good. Try to slightly pull near your deadline for the next task. Do not do it too much at once. Take it step by step but be consistent in stretching your brain’s capability further. Your productivity, speed and endurance to take more stress will slowly increase to great extents.
There are only two types of people in this world – those who work hard and those who work hard as well as smart. Your brain is not a labor. It is capable of analyzing the tasks and improving them. While you can spend a whole day working on one thing with the basic instructions given to you, you can also think analytically and find scope of better work in between.
People who are great thinkers always have a creative side active in their life. It is not just a hobby or a get away from the stress of normal work. It increases the productivity of your brain. Adopt a hobby that helps you be creative and do not let it go. Draw, paint, sing, make music or do whatever that suits your brain’s strings. This will help you explore more about yourself and your life than just living life as it is.
We know that in the given time multi tasking is a must for you to get the work done. But is it actually producing the best quality of output? Try mono-tasking. Focus on one thing at a time. Get it done and then shift to the next one. It does not necessarily mean that you do only one thing, rather assign yourself a specific field of focus at a time. It can involve two or more tasks in that same field of focus and still mono-task effectively. That is in real, the right definition of multi-tasking which is most productive.
Get time to Breath
Your brain sometimes needs to go on complete rest. It means that you need to stop thinking – about anything that prevails in your mind. Go to your comfort zone or an isolated area. Take deep breathes and bring your brain to a calm and resting state. Science plays an important role in relaxing your brain. More the oxygen level gets to your brain, healthier it becomes. That is why; meditation is one of the best forms of increasing your brain power to miraculous levels.
Work in 90 minute cycles
An anonymous study states that our body works in a cycle of 90 minutes. When we focus on one thing, the brain clock starts ticking and in these 90 minutes it works most productively. This is followed by a lower frequency of brain activity for 20 minutes during which we find it had to focus and often experience “Brain fogging”. Give small breaks to your brain after 90 minutes to prevent brain fogging and stay more productive for longer periods of time.
Our brain works almost according to our surrounding environment. For example; we tend to naturally adapt to the native accent of the people we meet. This is also true for the work space and households. The amount of clutter you keep in and around your work space and home will affect the clutter in your brain. De-clutter your surrounding and try to keep things organized. This will help your brain stay better organized in the long run.