Wednesday 23 March 2016 3:57 am
Fuel success: The tricks that will make you faster at work
Entrepreneurs and business leaders alike seem to have developed an obsession with boosting their own productivity. From apps to manage our time to installing sleeping pods in offices, we’re all concerned about how to get as much done as possible. This idea of “hacking” productivity, to discover new shortcuts to maximise efficiency, can apply to even the simplest of day-to-day tasks and habits. And there are a few science-backed and achievable ways to supercharge your day. Here are four tips for how to most effectively fuel your body in the workplace.
If you reach for a cup of coffee for a pick-me-up, you might want to consider when you grab that espresso. Peak performance is reached 20 minutes after a cup of coffee, when you’ll have increased concentration and be less likely to make mistakes. What’s more, drinking a coffee as soon as we wake up doesn’t actually give us a boost, as our bodies still contain a stress hormone, cortisol – so wait an hour before you dose up. And if you’re looking for an extra boost, it’s worth checking the blend: Robusta beans contain almost twice the amount of caffeine compared to Arabica.