focus and energy are key when it comes to performing your best day-to-day work. it’s unrealistic to expect to be ‘on’ all day long, no matter how productive or highly-motivated you are. keeping in tune with your mind and body while tailoring your tasks to your energy levels is a good start, but sometimes you need that extra boost to get you through the afternoon.
for days when you feel like the fog just won’t lift, we recommend our focus herbal tincture. our blend of specifically chosen organic herbs and broad-spectrum hemp provides many benefits, including combating fatigue, reducing anxiety, improving circulation and promoting an overall sense of calm and wellness. we recommend this tincture when you want to awaken your senses, open up your mind, and create a more productive environment.
here are a few of our favorite ways to overcome the daily lulls with focus:
hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
of course, proper hydration is key all day long. dehydration can sneak up on you and manifest itself as low energy, sleepiness and fatigue. staying hydrated helps maintain energy levels, improves cognitive functions and stabilizes your mood.
to step it up a notch, we love adding a dropper or two of our focus herbal tincture to our water or tea. the adaptogenic herbs in focus help the body to resist daily physical and emotional stresses, while the hemp-based cannabis helps to create a centered and clear-minded head space.
cut down on caffeine
while an iced coffee in the afternoon may seem like the perfect way to make it to 5 p.m., caffeine rarely mitigates a dip in your energy. in fact, caffeine masks your low energy by blocking a naturally-produced chemical in your brain called adenosine, which lets your body know that it’s time to rest. if you’re looking for some coffee alternatives, try sipping on some green or black tea instead.
make the most of your meal
a great way to sustain energy is to have a lunch full of omega-3 fatty acids. omega-3s are vital to brain function and also help aid digestion. these healthy fats and endocannabinoids depend on each other for a healthy brain and body and provide many of the same pain-relieving and anxiety-reducing properties that cbd does.
we recommend dropping focus into some of our favorite midday omega-3-rich meals:
- leafy green salad tossed with fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and walnut oil
- grilled tofu with sautéed vegetables and a light miso-ginger dressing
- fresh fruit smoothie with spinach, flaxseed and chia seeds
get up and out
physical activity is probably the easiest (and most fun) way to boost your energy levels. your body’s movement gets oxygen flowing to your brain, which helps overcome fatigue, and if done regularly can increase your chronic levels of energy over time. if you’re feeling sleepy, a 10-minute walk around the block or a quick stretching session will get your blood flowing and increase your energy levels.
mindfulness exercises (such as meditation) have been shown to improve focus and concentration in a tired mind. it’s a perfect opportunity to use breathing to let go of some of the daily anxiety and stress that can further drain your energy. plus, a few deep breaths provides a lot of oxygen, which will give your tired body and brain a much-needed boost.