The human brain is divided into 2 hemispheres. The left side controls analytical activities and the right side controls creativity and art. Both parts of the brain are important in productivity for humans and they tend to impact each other. The right side of the brain is mostly influenced by the DOSE Hormones, and they are:
- Dopamine which motivates us to explore.
- Oxytocin which influences positivity.
- Serotonin which acts as a mood regulator.
- Endorphin which is released during exercise.
Meanwhile the Cortisol is a hormone released when a person is stressed out.
Naturally, humans will be more productive when relaxed compared to when they are stressed out. Study yourself, you will find out that the day you are more relaxed and happy you'll fair better and produce better results than when you're stressed out.
From the above theory, high productivity levels can be attained simply by reducing Cortisol Hormones and increasing the DOSE Hormones. Increasing the DOSE Hormones can be achieved by increasing self care. While there are several ways to practice self care, not all ways will work for everyone so find the one that works best for you and practice it.
How to increase self care?
- Listen to music
- Take a break
- Pamper yourself
- Pray/ meditate
- Look good: if you look good you feel good and if you feel good you automatically work good.
- Get a hobby
- Avoid a toxic environment or toxic people.
Finally, to increase productivity step out of your comfort zone. Try something new, especially what feels impossible and watch yourself grow.
Self care is health care and should be handled as such. Moreover, We all have just one life and to make the most of it, we should prioritize Self care to maximize our potentials and live to the fullest.