We know we all check social media too often, how else did you find this post right? But that means that we are also probably aware that our attention span has significantly decreased in 5-10 years. Our nervous system is over stimulated and our energy is scattered about. We need ways to recover our energy without only stopping when we get totally burned out. Here are 5 simple ways you can increase focus and reclaim your ability to learn, succeed and feel a sense of accomplishment!
1. Yogi Tea (Chai)
You can't walk far without stumbling on a place that sells chai so you're in luck. Traditionally chai is made with ginger root, cinnamon sticks, cardamon cloves, black peppercorns and black tea. This is an ayurvedic combination which can revitalize your nervous system and is a regular part of Indian culture because of it. It has a nice spice and you can add coconut milk and raw honey to flavor to your preference.
2. Gynostema (or other adaptogen)
This is a powerful plant which will help balance your hormones! Yay! It's easiest to get this in a capsule form online. Other adaptogens include ginseng, maca and ashwagandha. There are different qualities of these herbs and different purities so do some research before purchasing.
3. Hematite (or Flourite)
Another naturally occurring helpful gift from the earth is hematite. It has a mirror-like look and you can carry a stone or wear it in jewelry form. Many people that are air signs (Aquarius, Libra and Gemini) use hematite to keep their scattered brain focused. Flourite is another crystal that is often used for studying and focus and we usually carry both of these!
4. Put Your Feet In The Dirt
This earthing effect helps your ionic balance. Electronics give us an overload of positive ions and dirt helps us release excess energy and balance our energy field with the energy of ground just like grounding lighting. We are energetic beings even though we think we are separate from our environment.
5. Slow Deep (Deeper) Breathing
Last but not at all least is the ability to clear the scattered energy from your subtle body with very deep slow but intense breathing. Try it for a minute and you'll notice a shift right away. We are becoming more sensitive as we become healthier and we then pick up more from the environment. We can let it go with a powerful exhale and oxygen allows the brain to function especially with the amount of sitting that goes on in our culture.