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Want to Increase Focus & Feel Less Anxious?
We all live in an era of distraction heightened by stress, time, pressures, lack of sleep, and balancing multiple, simultaneous incoming messages (TV, computer, cell phone). Even mild symptoms of distractedness can increase feelings of stress and anxiety. Likewise, anxious thoughts can keep us from focusing on tasks. “Go to” focus-enhancing beverages like colas, energy drinks, and coffees may also contain sugars and/or synthetic caffeine. Sugar causes a temporary energy spike followed by a crash. Likewise, synthetic caffeine is digested more rapidly and produces a similar spike and crash. A higher caffeine intake can actually increase anxiety and tension, along with a physical “jitteriness”. Stimulant medications for diagnosed attention disorders carry a higher risk of dependency and potential abuse and can fail to address potential underlying issues without appropriate measure (e.g., Neurofeedback, behavioral counseling).
Natural Ways To Increase Focus and Cognitive Performance
Magnesium nourishes the nervous system and helps prevent anxiety, fear, nervousness, restlessness and irritability