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Researches Show Vitamin N Can Turn You Into A Very Different Person

Researches Show Vitamin N Can Turn You Into A Very Different Person

Are you getting enough vitamin N? Do you even know what vitamin N is? In recent years, the term “vitamin N” has been used as a synonym for nature.

So the question is in fact relevant to all of us. My guess is many of us do not get enough vitamin N in our lives.

After all, it is easy for us to feel overwhelmed by the daily grind. Furthermore, it is easy for us to become distracted and lose sight of what’s really important in our lives.

Luckily, this is where vitamin N can help potentially turn you into a very different person. And this is proved by numerous researches!

It improves our brain functions

Most people are forced to deal with the pollution and smog of cities on a daily basis. This takes its toll on the brain over an extended period of time.

When we are able to get away from these large populated areas, we are able to take in clean, fresh air. In fact, the air is more ionized and contains a cleaner chemical make up. This is better for us in the long run.

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This clean air fills your lungs and insures that your brain remains oxygen-rich.

Recent studies show that going out in to nature and simply breathing the air is good for your brain because it helps improve your memory, focus, and attention.

It brings our senses alive

It is often the case where our daily lives essentially desensitize us from our surroundings. This is especially the case in the larger, more populated cities. Over time, we can feel like our senses are not as sharp.

This is where vitamin N can help.

Human beings’ natural habitat is nature; it is in nature where our ancestors made their homes.

Although we have experienced significant technological advancement, we remain the same from a basic physical standpoint.

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Try it out for yourself. Go in to nature and take in your surroundings. You will notice that you will have a heightened sense of sight and smell.

It can reduce depression and improve psychological well-being

Depression is often the result of stress, namely the stress associated with the daily grind of everyday living.

Do you think subjecting yourself to a stressful routine, such as living in New York City and taking the subway to work everyday, can magnify depression? Of course it can.

But once again this is where vitamin N saves the day.

Researchers have gone so far as to conclude that joggers who exercise in a natural green setting are far less anxious and depressed than joggers who exercise in an urban setting.

It gives us confidence and a sense of the bigger picture

Returning to a state of nature enables us to hit the rewind button.

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No matter what we are going through in our lives, it usually takes a backseat to the beauty of nature.

Have you ever lost your train of thought because you were so captivated by the beautiful scenery you were witnessing? If so, then this is what you have experienced.

Nothing else seems to matter because for a brief moment in time, all of your problems and worries are forgotten.

You feel enlightened. You feel inspired. You feel like you can overcome any challenge life gives you.

In fact, one study goes so far as to prove that mental patients’ self-esteem improved dramatically when they exercised in a green environment versus a normal environment.

It heals us and turn us into better people

The mind is a powerful tool. What we think often comes in to being.

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More specifically, our mindset often plays a huge role in our physical existence.

When we feel good mentally, our body feels great. When were are in a mental funk, this often translates to injury or even illness.

Vitamin N helps us get right mentally.

Try it out for yourself. The next time your body is aching or you are sick, go out and experience nature for a day.

You will relax. You will feel at peace. The weight of the world will be lifted off your shoulders. Most importantly, you will give your body a chance to heal.

Featured photo credit: Nature/Miguel Angel Soutullo via flickr.com

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Last Updated on December 2, 2018

How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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Review Your Past Flow

Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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