Let’s face it, it is a weird time in life, and focusing on our work is difficult right now. In fact, since February, there has been a 300% increase in people searching for “how to get your brain to focus” on Google. The main reason for this is our prefrontal cortex, which is primarily responsible for our ability to focus, shuts down, and lets our more primal, cavemen brain functions take center stage when we are in immediate physical danger. With the COVID-19 pandemic, however, we aren’t exactly in immediate danger (hopefully) but we still feel threatened and that we have lost control. So our prefrontal cortex is reacting to that and hindering our focus capabilities so we are dealing with that on top of all the stress of this situation.
And it may stay like this for the foreseeable future. Luckily Melissa Wood-Tepperberg, founder of Melissa Wood Health, a digital wellness lifestyle platform that concentrates on meditation, yoga, pilates, and healthy eating, shared some of her best tips for getting more focused with Ladders.
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