It’s hard enough remembering where you put your car keys when you’re rushing around in the morning trying to head out the door in time for work or to drop the kiddos at school, but add in a dose of holiday madness and you may find yourself wanting to tear your hair out!
Yep, it’s that time of year again.
You’re trying to unwind after a hectic year, only to have invitations to social gatherings cluttering your kitchen counter and your mind just seems to be running a mile a minute. As a result, you may find it hard to focus and forget about trying to remember anything without making a detailed list!
Fortunately, not all hope is lost. We’ve put together a few of our top tips to boost your memory and focus naturally so you can take on the rest of the year and the new year as the Wonder Woman (or man) you are!
Don’t skip the most important meal of the day
Mom wasn’t kidding around when she told you breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Breakfast can help to improve cognitive ability especially if you’re eating the right foods.
Try hard boiled eggs, rich in choline, to help boost your memory or wheat bran cereal, which is rich in zinc. This important mineral plays an essential role in cognitive stability and memory formation.
Try this delicious boiled egg recipe for a real breakfast boost!
Eat foods rich in tyrosine
The foods you choose to consume on a daily basis really have an effect on the way you feel as well as the way your brain functions. Ever notice how sluggish and moody you feel a few hours after coming off a sugar high?
Ditch the sugar and processed foods and instead fill your diet with foods such as eggs, fish, beans, chicken, bananas, avocados and almonds.
These foods are all rich in tyrosine, an amino acid that helps to body produce dopamine. Dopamine is one of more than 100 neurotransmitters in the brain responsible for boosting both your mood and productivity so it’s a win-win.
Rely on focus vitamins and herbs for memory retention
Natural remedies are a great way to give your brain the boost it needs when you’re feeling tired and unfocused.
Ginkgo biloba is one of our favourite herbs for alleviating age-related memory loss and improving mental function while our omega 3 fish oil softgels will boost your brain and your mood!
Need something to calm your overactive mind while improving your concentration, attention span and memory? Sounds too good to be true we know, but this is possible with our Focus homeopathic remedy! You’ll feel relaxed yet alert and the good news is there’s one for the kiddies too!
A few tweaks in your diet and supplement routine can go a long way in helping you feel more grounded and balanced. It’s also important to take some time out for yourself during the day, whether it’s just a few deep breaths or a quickie yoga practice. You won’t believe the difference just a few minutes of guilt-free indulgence can do for you!