Biohack Your Work-Life for Productivity, Happiness, and Health

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Elevate Your Work-Life through Strategic Biohacking

There’s this saying, "How we spend our workdays is how we spend our lives." And it’s absolutely true! Productive time management and good habits are crucial for making the most of our workdays. Think about it—most of us spend the majority of our workdays in the office, using our productive time to engage our minds. According to research, we spend approximately one third of our lives, around 90,000 hours, on the job during our work time. This translates to spending a significant portion of our workday in productive time. In fact, every day we dedicate minutes to our work activities.

So, it's no exaggeration to say that productivity during your workday is important and can seriously shape your overall quality of life. Your work time is crucial in determining how productive you are. Balancing our tasks and goals with everything else we want is one of life's biggest challenges for productivity. It is important to prioritize the important tasks in order to stay productive. But here's the best part: you can (and most certainly should) use the idea of biohacking to improve your productivity in tasks and manage your time more effectively, especially when it comes to important work, since it consumes a huge majority of your life.

Your productivity continues throughout the day, even after your work hours conclude. This is especially true for work-from-home individuals who need to manage their time effectively to complete tasks. As a CEO, optimizing yourself is crucial to maximizing productivity in the workplace.

Your mind remains active throughout the day, even after completing tasks and speaking with people. By tapping into the latest science, leveraging new technologies, and making some smart lifestyle adjustments, you can biohack your way to better managing tasks, time, and email—all of which boosts productivity, happiness, and health for people.

Whether you're already exploring the realm of biohacking or it's a completely new concept for you, we’ve identified the essential biohacks to elevating your productivity and managing tasks effectively in order to save time and reduce email overload.
Biohacking is all about fine-tuning your body and environment to optimize work productivity, save time, and efficiently complete tasks. Some biohacks might seem a bit out there, but others like meditation and intermittent fasting are pretty common these days and have been around for a while with a ton of research to back them up. These biohacks can greatly improve work productivity and help manage time effectively by optimizing tasks.
After reading this, we hope you'll be inspired to embrace the potential of biohacking for yourself and improve your productivity at work by optimizing tasks and managing email efficiently.

Optimize Your Nutrition to Fuel Your Performance

Nutrition is essential for maintaining productivity and managing time effectively during the workday. It also impacts how efficiently you handle email. How do you typically start your day? Do you have coffee? Do you eat breakfast? Or do you fast? Balancing blood sugar levels is key to maintaining steady energy and focus throughout the work day, increasing productivity and making the most of your time.

This is why so many productivity-focused individuals swear by intermittent fasting to optimize their work day and save time. Intermittent fasting enhances productivity and cognitive abilities related to work, learning, and memory while also providing immense benefits for time management throughout the day. Adopting strategies like intermittent fasting and ketosis can improve work productivity and enhance mental clarity throughout the day. These techniques help regulate blood sugar levels and optimize time management. But even if you’re not a fan of fasting or if it’s not right for you, incorporating nutrient-dense foods into your diet will help support your energy and focus during the work day, increasing productivity and making the most of your time.

While on the contrary, eating nutrient-poor foods will often disrupt your blood sugar levels, increase hunger cravings, and hinder work productivity or ability to focus throughout the day.  Another productivity trend, especially among students and the tech community, is taking brain nootropic supplements to enhance work performance and save time throughout the day. To learn more about using nootropics we recommend checking out Dave Asprey’s (the father of biohacking) guide to nootropics to unlock your true brain.  

Get Adequate Sleep

Sleep is a cornerstone of well-being and productivity. If you’re not well rested, the quality of your work and your health will suffer. According to the The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and Sleep Research Society (SRS), adults should sleep 7 or more hours per night on a regular basis to promote optimal health. Sleeping less than 7 hours per night on a regular basis is associated with adverse health outcomes, including weight gain and obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke, depression, and increased risk of death. Besides the obvious, these side-effects directly affect your work. Optimizing your bedroom environment and understanding your circadian rhythms can lead to better sleep quality. As we’ve talked about before, we’re big fans of utilizing sleep tracking technologies like the Oura Ring to help analyze sleep patterns and make necessary adjustments. Investing in a smart mattress like the Eight Sleep mattress can provide insights into your sleep metrics and it regulates temperature for optimal comfort. One of the easiest, but also, most effective, hacks is to install blackout blinds or curtains. According to a study by Northwestern Medicine, exposure to even moderate ambient lighting during nighttime sleep harms your cardiovascular function during sleep and increases your insulin resistance the following morning. If you’re still not getting good sleep or find yourself drowsy, incorporating power naps during the day can effectively boost your energy and cognitive function.
Yoga as part of a healthy lifestyle

Reduce Your Stress

Stress is a common factor that affects our work-life balance. According to Gallup’s, State of the Global Workplace: 2023 Report, employee stress has remained at record highs. “Worldwide, 44% of employees said they experienced a lot of stress the previous day.” Adopting simple stress-reduction techniques such as mindfulness, deep breathing exercises, and meditation can promote emotional resilience and mental clarity. Try this next time you’re stressed: take a short inhale followed by a longer, more vigorous, exhale. Do this a few times and you will immediately feel less stressed. It’s so easy that it doesn’t seem believable, but according to Stanford professor, Andrew Huberman from Huberman Lab, biologically this simple breathing technique slows down your heart rate which helps alleviate the symptoms of stress. Go ahead, try it now! Conversely, while too much stress isn’t good, some stress can be good. Introducing hormetic stressors (stress that’s good for you) like exposure to cold and heat can help your body adapt better to other life stressors. This can be as easy as starting your shower every morning on cold. You might not like it at first, but we promise, the benefits outweigh the few seconds of discomfort. 

Move Your Body

Lack of movement can take a toll on your physical and mental well-being. Even with the rising popularity of standup desks, such as our award-winning Tenon Smart Adjustable Desk, we still don’t move enough while we're working. This is why we need to incorporate exercise and movement into our work routines. Integrating active breaks (walking away from your desk) or simple stretches, can improve blood circulation, reduce muscle tension, and boost cognitive function. Engaging in activities that challenge your balance, mobility, and coordination not only enhances physical health but also stimulates brain health and neuroplasticity. We wrote an interesting piece on improving physical balance at work that includes some fun challenges and worthwhile tips. Check it out here. The main point is just to move more. Try taking a call while walking even if that means pacing around your living room. 

Create an Optimal Workspace Using Ergonomics

Your work environment greatly influences your productivity and well-being. Optimizing your desk and workspace through proper ergonomics can have a profound impact on your comfort and efficiency. Ergonomics at work is defined as the science of adjusting a workplace to the user’s needs. Ergonomics aims to increase efficiency, productivity, and employee comfort. Research shows that factors such as lighting, indoor plants, scents, temperature, aesthetics, and air quality can significantly affect your mood and cognitive function. At beflo, all of our products and accessories are designed with ergonomics in mind. This includes everything from our Slant laptop stand that adjusts for height and angle, to our built in Obsidian aroma diffuser. Small hacks, like incorporating more natural light, adding greenery, and calming scents will create a more conducive work atmosphere. Additionally, organizing your workspace for ease of access and reducing clutter can enhance your focus and reduce unnecessary stress.


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Biohacking offers a pathway to a more rewarding work life, centered around the captivating Flow State. This mental state, where immersion, focus, and creativity intertwine, holds the key to unlocking our greatest potential. The biohacks discussed—optimizing nutrition, prioritizing sleep, curbing stress, embracing movement, and crafting an ergonomic workspace—serve as personalized tools to access this state regularly. By embracing these tailored biohacks, we not only amplify memory, concentration, and decision-making but also synchronize productivity, happiness, and well-being. By embracing these personalized biohacks, we stand equipped to propel ourselves toward more fulfilling work and a more fulfilled life.
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