In our previous article, we talked about what biohacking is and how it can change your life with its simple tweaks. Continuing with the series, let us talk about how biohacking can help in boosting work efficiency. So, let us get going with some great biohacking tips for increased performance.
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Think about your 24-hour schedule and you will realize that nothing is being done for the betterment of your body. No doubt, life is getting busier day by day and the frenzied timetables do not leave an option for healthy lifestyle. Ultimately, what suffers most is “our performance”.
So, how to lead your way to a better performance? According to me, the simplest solution to make your way out of this trouble is – DIY Biohacking.
Think smart and you will find that biohacking has been a part of your life for a long time now, without you ever realizing it. Yes, the 20-minute nap and numerous cups of coffee are nothing, but some quick biohacks.
So, there is nothing to be surprised by; you just need to act a bit smarter. Neither will it take much time nor do you need a hocus-pocus prop for it. Just a bit of mindfulness and you can be more focused as well as efficient.
So, stop leading your life in a lazy and inattentive manner and move ahead with these top biohacking tips:
Wake Up Earlier
When did you see the sunrise last time? Messing with the natural scenario of life, we have even forgotten the difference between day and night. Eventually, a whole part of your day is lost in struggling with the immense work pressure.
So, how many of you have this bad habit of sleeping late and waking up late? Roughly, more than 60% people are habitual of waking late in the morning.
This very common, yet destructive habit can take you to a stage of complete inefficiency. Your entire day depends on the way you leave your bed.
Yes, your meal, exercise, meditation, everything is a part of the morning schedule. Miss one, and you mess up the entire day’s productivity.
Most of the successful people that I have met till now, are morning lovers. They love the sunrise and assume it to be a great source of energy.
So, follow the great saying “Early to bed, early to rise makes you healthy wealthy and wise”.
Wake up early to start your day with loads of cold water, follow up with a workout and a few minutes of meditation. Being an early bird will also help you maintain your diet chart.
Take the Cold Therapy
Think of an icy cold bath and half of you might start trembling. After all, who doesn’t love the warmth and coziness of the warm shower?
At the earliest stage of human evolution, there was nothing like water heaters or even fire, to escape the chilly weather.
So, how did they survive?
They did survive, and perhaps were happier and efficient than we are today. I do not think they ever felt the urge of sleeping more and more.
When the results were so astonishing, why not pick some of the tricks that made them so full of life.
To start with, let us say no to warm water!
Cold showers, Ice Baths, and Cryotherapy are some quick ways to practice the cold therapy. This can even be considered as an opportunity to overcome this old fear of cold. On a long run benefit, you can embrace the power of cold to become more efficient.
Its long-run benefits comprise of:
- Hormonal balance
- Improved fluid circulation, hence lowered glucose level
- Improved recovery period and adrenal function
Ultimately, you are out of your comfort zone, ready to give 100% to the rest of your day.
Reduce the EMF Intake
75% of our work and communication depend on phones and tabs, but did you know it is slowly degrading your work capacity. Your body itself is a center of charges and it attracts the electromagnetic waves very easily.
Our computers, TV, electrical wires, Wi-Fi, and majorly, the cell phones emit a whole lot electromagnetic waves per second. That means we are exposed to these deadly waves for most of the time.
The biohack here is – limiting the time of exposure to these waves. So, start by limiting the EMF exposure.
Did you ever get suggestions like, walk barefoot in the grass or stay connected to earth? The motive behind this is – creating a balance between the positive and negative ions of the body.
Being in contact with the grass or earth or plants will increase the negative ions and reduce the positive ions.
So, while you sleep, keep the phone away from you. Prefer swimming in open waters and take a barefoot walk on the green grass.
If you want to improve your performance, meditation is the best biohack to consider.
There is complete relaxation of how you want to practice it, but make sure you do it regularly.
Powers breathe and box breathing is the most recommended meditation types. If you look into the process of breathing, only one nostril acts in one cycle, and this cycle changes after every few hours. Opting for a breathing meditation, you pass oxygen to both parts of the brain and the IQ level increases automatically.
So, do not hesitate in investing for a proper meditation as it is going to offer you great rewards in the end. By doing this, you can reduce your stress level and improve the mental sharpness.
Opt for Nootropics
Nootropics are substances that can enhance your memory and learning capability. In addition, they are extremely safe to go for.
Instead of going for something extremely complicated, you can opt for Nootropics like turmeric, caffeine, and Creatine Monohydrate.
Even though caffeine is not technically termed as Nootropic, yet it works amazingly. One cup of coffee and you can complete the whole assignment in one go. Even if you feel low in the morning, coffee or green tea is the best biohacks to get into.
5g of Creatine Monohydrate per day can enhance the blood flow and capillary function. This is something really effective and can boost your overall capacity dramatically. Even 2-3 grams of turmeric per day is also a quick and efficient biohack to opt for.
Add Fat to Your Coffee
This might sound weird, but this is a biohack that experts seriously recommend. The twist is when you add butter to your coffee; your liver will throw a signal to the brain for breaking the fat away from the coffee.
It is a great way to kick-start your day. Your mental performance will surge and you will transform into a focus machine.
There will be no energy crashes and you will work at the peak of your efficiency.
Stand Up at Your Workplace
Sitting down in one place for long hours is linked to cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndromes, and deep vein thrombosis. The consequences can be deadlier if overlooked for a long period.
Some companies even offer standing desks to their employees. In case, you are not provided with such a facility, get up from your seat and take a short walk. Three to four walks per hour will help you maintain your metabolism level.
Stretching in between the work hours is also a great idea to stay active throughout the day. Click here to know how you can stay active throughout your work hours.
Follow these 7 biohacking tips and you will find yourself more capable and passionate toward your life and job. Eventually, it is a great way to impress your boss.