How To Increase Your Ability To Concentrate While Travelling For Work

When you’re travelling in Edmonton for business, the commute, either by plane or car, can make you feel jet lagged or tired. To get yourself back on track, and in full concentration, there are a few tips to give you an advantage if you’re travelling for business.

Meditation

Meditation is the conscious practice of focusing the mind on to particular objects, or thoughts to achieve a state of emotional and mental peace. One of the most significant aspects of mediation is that it can be done anywhere, even in your hotel room. With many apps such as Calm and Head Space, it has become more convenient to form a focused mind to help you conquer anything.

Proper Diet

We have previously written an entire article about eating right when you’re on the go and travelling, click here for the top tips to maintain a healthy diet. A human brain consumes about 20% of the total body energy. Eating healthier options also helps you feel more energized and less sluggish to keep your mind and body going.

Exercise

Even if you’re tired, you will find a new found source of energy when you exercise. Whether it’s strength training inside your hotel room or taking an extra stroll around the neighbourhood, exercise is key to improving concentration.

Take Breaks at Regular Intervals

Given that the human attention span is less than a goldfish (3 seconds for humans), it has become increasingly difficult to focus and concentrate on given tasks. It’s even more difficult if you feel uninterested or tired from your travels. It is recommended, in any scenario, to use the Pomodoro technique. This is also a free app you can download, which blocks off times for concentration and buzzes when it’s time to take a break. It even shut off your notifications for the time you are concentrating, which leads us to the next tip.

Avoid Your Phone

On average, we touch our phones 2,426 times a day. With constant notifications such as emails, texts, social media and more, it becomes easy to lose track of time and concentration when we leave our notifications on. Gmail even has a function which allows you to pause your inbox to let you to better concentrate on your work.

Most of these tips should also be incorporated into your everyday life and do not need to be limited only when you are travelling to Edmonton for business. Controlling your mind is one of the most challenging aspects to conquer; however, all these tips help bring you a step closer to improving your concentration and making the most of your business objectives.

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