Day 2

“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” – Thomas Dekker



Welcome back to the Mental Focus Challenge! How was your day yesterday? Did you notice how your behaviors affected your focus? Your Evernote app is probably full of interesting notes! You’re probably eager to learn about today’s challenge, so let’s get to it.

A quick search online will show you little hacks that may momentarily improve your concentration. However, there is no life hack that can substitute the only thing that can re-charge your engine and maximize your focus: sleep.

When you sleep, your system flushes out any metabolic byproducts in your brain. These byproducts are essentially toxic junk in between your cells and neurons that interfere with your brain’s ability to function. If you don’t get enough sleep, then your system can’t get rid of this toxic waste. Good luck focusing with all that extra junk in your brain!

And that leads us into today’s challenge. Ready?

Challenge of the Day: Get 7.5 Hours of Sleep

Get at least 7.5 hours of sleep tonight so you are more focused tomorrow. Here are some tips on how to fall asleep.

  • No electronics at least an hour before going to bed.
  • Keep the temperature around 65 degrees.
  • Drink herbal tea or a glass of milk.
  • Do yoga or meditate to relax your body and mind.
  • Read a book.

App of the Day: Sleep Cycle (iOS | Android)

Sleep Cycle is the only app you need to track your sleep. Simply place your phone on your bed, and Sleep Cycle detects your movements to track your stages of sleep. Set your alarm on Sleep Cycle, and it will wake you up in your lightest stage of sleep — helping you to feel less groggy when you first wake up in the morning. This fantastic app will drastically improve your sleep —which will in turn improve your focus.


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