6 Amazing Ways Teaching Overseas Will Change Your Life

6 Amazing Ways Teaching Overseas Will Change Your Life

GUEST POST ABOUT WAYS TEACHING OVERSEAS WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Being a nomad, and a digital one at that, comes with an impressive set of perks, ranging from flexible working hours and working environment and countries of your choice, to lower costs of living. Of course, there is the travelling the world and getting a taste of everything this wonderful planet of ours has to offer. Well, teaching abroad isn’t all that much different. You still get to see all the countries you’ve ever desired, but unlike working with a laptop, you’ll be working with people from different cultures, and that has its own life-transformative charms, so why don’t we just jump right in and see how this line of work can bring more richness to your life.

A newfound sense of independence

You may already feel independent enough – paying your own rent, making a living, but going abroad gives the word ‘independence’ a whole new meaning. In a foreign country, you have to do everything on your own. Find a place to live, navigate the public transportation maze, order food – all in a foreign language. It will be challenging at first, but once you get through that hurdle, master all the ins and outs, you’ll get a stronger sense of self, and begin to feel like there is nothing you can’t do.

You’ll be a teacher and a student at the same time

Let’s say you want to give teaching English in China a chance. China, after all, is one of the countries which covets native English speakers or those with a TESOL or other valid teaching certificate the most. There are tons of amazing schools, Monkey Tree TESL in Hong Kong being just one of your great options. You might be on the other side of the bench, but the when you’re working with kids who speak little to no English, you will become the master of patience, resourcefulness, improvisation, as well as people and communication skills. It’s a challenge alright, but when you’re both teaching and learning at the same time, you gain the skills that will make you not only a better and more compassionate human, but also a professional force to be reckoned with.

You’ll have a sparkling resume

Having ‘teaching abroad’ on your resume will open a number of doors for you in the future. If you don’t want to be abroad your entire life, or at least not as a teacher, your career options double when you have this point in your resume. Your prospective new employers will be able to infer so much from these two words – all the skills that you’ve acquired are jam-packed into them. Your willingness to take risks, your drive, innovativeness, leadership and negotiation skills and ability to work independently will all be implied. As a result, you’ll be a golden candidate, and there’s no putting a price on that.

Living and working

When you’re a tourist, you get to see the sights, spend a great deal on accommodation and essentially just spend your money. As amazing as touristy globe-trotting is, nothing will enrich your life like actually living in a different country. Not only will you get to mingle with the locals, perhaps even pick up a little (or a lot) of their language, but if you stick around long enough, you’ll virtually become a local yourself. You’ll get acquainted with customs and beliefs, know all the best local places to eat and form friendships that will last a lifetime.

Live in one place, explore all others

You may not know this, but a qualified or a native English teacher is paid very well in a foreign country. Now, if you choose to teach in a country that has a relatively low cost of living, that opens numerous adventure doors for you. When the pay is good and the working hours too, you get to you’ll also get a chance to spend a lot of your free time exploring the city, even hop on a train or plane and visit another one. Teaching gives you almost as much flexibility as living as a digital nomad, and you’ll get to see everything you’ve always wanted to. It’s a total win-win situation. And worry not, if you budget well, you’ll also be coming home with an impressive sum on your bank account and start fresh.

The humbling and eye-opening experience

Even though you’re working as a teacher and not volunteering, the sense of giving back is unfathomable. Every committed teacher will tell you they do this job because it gives them a sense of accomplishment, personal and professional satisfaction, and those feelings are even stronger when you’ll instilling knowledge in people of cultures vastly different from yours. Wherever you go next, you will go there a changed, better person, one that is ready to give back, and even change the world.

There might be many jobs that provide you with a level of satisfaction, but few are as transformative as teaching, and shaping the minds of foreign youth.

 

About the Author

Roxana is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney and she loves to write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine! You can find out more about her writing following her on twitter and facebook. She is also one of the editors at Highstylife Magazine.

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Staying Healthy and Sane as a Digital Nomad

GUEST POST ABOUT STAYING HEALTHY AND SANE AS A DIGITAL NOMAD BY RECECCA BROWN

Life as a digital nomad can be incredibly freeing and rewarding. Working for yourself while travelling the world seems like the ultimate idyllic lifestyle for many people.

However, it doesn’t come without its challenges and it can be pretty difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle while on the road. Here are some of my best tips on staying healthy and sane as a digital nomad – and enjoying every minute of the ride.

How to avoid illness

Looking after your body and mind is absolutely imperative while on the road. While it can seem like one big adventure, it can also get quite tiring and exhausting if you constantly find yourself moving from one location to another.

One of the best ways to avoid illness as a digital nomad is to look after both your body and mind. In order to take care of your mental health and avoid feeling stressed and anxious, you should try and maintain a regular sleep schedule. With many different time zones and travelling on different modes of transport, you can easily become very wary. That’s why it’s imperative to get as much sleep as and when you can, and try to do it on a regular cycle.

You can also try taking up meditation – to help you soothe the mind, which can get quite out of control when you feel you are not meeting deadlines, working enough, or seeing enough of the world.

Keeping your body healthy can be slightly trickier. With working from an airport lounge or a poolside sun lounger, you may find it harder to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

It’s important however, that you do try and exercise and eat as well as possible. Simply getting up from your place of work and taking a short walk around for ten minutes can do the world of good for not only your body, but for your mind too. You can also try taking up yoga (you’d be surprised where you can practice it!)

 

How to avoid boredom and loneliness

You may think that working as a digital nomad means that you’ll be galivanting around the world and constantly meeting new people. However, that isn’t always the case and you can sometimes suffer from boredom.

You won’t have those co-worker relationships where you can constantly bounce ideas off each other, and you may often find yourself working long into the evening in order to meet deadlines, alone at a desk.

In order to combat this, you should look for co-working spaces where you can set up for the day in a remote office where you can work with other digital nomads. This is great because you get the freedom of working by yourself and setting your own deadlines, but you also get to work in an environment surrounded by other people. You can meet those in the same line of work and exchange ideas, but even if not, you will still have the benefit of human contact.

 

Remember to relax

It can be so easy for digital nomads to get swept up in their work and forget to actually take regular breaks and to relax, especially when they have deadlines looming for a particular client.

It’s important to try and relax as much as possible however, otherwise you may find yourself starting to resent your lifestyle.

Try to stay as relaxed as possible by taking regular breaks to get snacks, or just to have a walk around. You could even take the whole day off ‘work’ and not do anything but enjoy the place that you’re in for a couple of hours. Remember that the entire point is to have the freedom to do things at your own pace, so don’t feel you need to be chained to a desk halfway across the world.

 

Take regular work-free breaks

One of the benefits of enjoying the digital nomad lifestyle is that you get the chance to explore the places that you’re working from.

While you may be working from a particular area, it can also be a good idea to take yourself to destinations where you might actually struggle to work efficiently. That way, travel will still remain a stress- and work-free habit, and you will never forget to enjoy it.

One of the best places to do this is Lapland. This idyllic winter wonderland offers a beautiful snow-covered retreat away from your working life and allows you to fully relax and enjoy your break. You are not likely to be tempted to work, and you will have gone somewhere sufficiently different to pique your own interest, and recharge your batteries.

When working as a digital nomad, it’s imperative to maintain a healthy, balanced and regular lifestyle. Failure to do so may result in you resenting your nomadic lifestyle and resorting back to your old way of life as a 9-5 office worker. And since that didn’t make you happy in the first place, odds are it won’t do so now.

Living as a digital nomad can be incredible, as long as you endeavour to stay healthy and sane by looking after your physical and mental health. Remember to take regular breaks while working and keep on top of your diet and exercise regimes so that your body is always in the best and healthiest condition possible.

About the Author

Becca is an interpreter by day and mostly travels at night, can fall asleep on any means of transportation, and can most often be found either typing in a Starbucks, or armed with a backpack, ready to take on the latest in a series of hikes. You can read more of her exploits at RoughDraft.

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A Digital Nomad’s Guide to Morocco

GUEST POST ABOUT A DIGITAL NOMAD’S GUIDE TO MOROCCO BY SAM ROSS

Morocco is a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. It is a large, interesting country with 34 million citizens and a lot of history; it has Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. The Moroccan coastline stretches across 3,600 km you can find the second highest mountain in Africa here.

Morocco has several big cities, most of which are attractive to digital nomads for different reasons. The country has a strong infrastructure, high-speed internet, reasonably priced accommodation, user-friendly transport, wonderful food and it is well situated for European trips.

 

Where to stay in Morocco

The area you gravitate to in Morocco will depend on your lifestyle preferences. For example, beach lovers are probably going to prefer the cities of Essaouira and Tangier, and surfers will head for Taghazout or Dakhla. If you want to be surrounded by rich local history, head for Fez.

If city living appeals more, check out the cosmopolitan cities of Marrakech, Casablanca or Rabat. If you want to get a slice of village life, you might go for Chefchaouen, and if mountain life seems most appealing, Ait Bougmez could be the place for you.

Getting around Morocco

You shouldn’t have a problem getting around Morocco. There are modern trams running regularly around some of the major cities like Casablanca and Rabat, and there are plenty of buses. Another option is to jump in a cheap cab (don’t forget to barter first, or insist on the meter). Cabs come in two sizes: grand (big) and petit (small), but note that the smaller ones aren’t able to go outside of their city.

Getting online in Morocco

As a digital nomad, internet connection is going to be one of your main priorities. You shouldn’t have too many issues in Morocco, fortunately. It costs less here, and it can be found pretty much everywhere from hotels to coffee shops. It tends to be the case that smaller hotels have better internet.

Most nomads grab themselves a SIM card on arrival. Some buy two (from different operators) in case signal varies from place to place. You can get a decent data package on your SIMs and tether to your phone when there’s no WiFi.

It won’t cost you much, but the best companies are Maroc Telecom and Meditel. For around $7 you’ll get a SIM and 4GB of data. What’s more, inner city the coverage is good and data speed is usually quicker than café WiFi speeds.

Where to work in Morocco

Day to day, cafes and hotels will cover most of your working needs. There are plenty of them, and WiFi is usually reasonable. Co-working spaces are not omnipresent but there are a few you can get your head down in, and they provide more comfortable and convenient facilities for nomads. Here are some of the best options:

In Taghazout (near Agadir) there’s a space called Sun Desk, which is both a co-working and co-living option for nomads, if you want to kill two birds with one stone. Internet connection is 100/10 Mbps, you can work both indoors and outdoors, and there are private Skype rooms for your calls. Prices ranges from 8 euros per day for a pass, but you can get 10 day and monthly passes too. To stay there, expect to pay a minimum of 22 euros per night.

If you’re in the capital, Rabat, head to TechVerse. This is the best in the city, and it has lovely views of the Hassan Tower. You can pay daily prices (50 MAD), or go for the weekly or monthly packages. Included will be high-speed internet, Skype rooms, and video recording equipment.

When in Casablanca, you’ll probably want to work at Netspace, which is a beautiful space indeed. Decorated in a minimal style, it has a cool chill out area and kitchen with free coffee. Again, expect high-speed internet, and access to printers, scanners and more. Day passes start at 100 MAD, and they too have weekly and monthly packages.

You might also want to check out Dare.inc in Rabat, or the Blue House in Taghazout, which offers an intriguing retreat program for entrepreneurs. Casablanca also has New Work Lab, which will rent you a hot desk.

Accommodation in Morocco

Riad is a word you’ll come across quickly. These are the large traditional houses with central courtyards that have been converted into hotels. They normally have a rooftop and courtyard; some have a pool and most have a restaurant. They are generally beautifully decorated and comfortable, but they won’t be cheap if you want to stay somewhere long-term.

Hostels will work out cheaper, with dorms setting you back around $5 or 6 a night. For more privacy, you’ll pay between $10 and $12 for a double room. Hostels tend to be of pretty high quality so can make for comfortable stays. Then there is Airbnb, which to date has remained affordable in Morocco. You’ll pay around $26 or more per night for a decent apartment with everything included. Monthly commitments should bring this price down, however.

If you’re looking to settle for a while, you might want to check out a peer-to-peer renting option. Check out Selektimmo,  Avito or Marocannonces for listings. Another idea would be to contact an estate agent (look out for the word samsar) who will take you around to find a suitable place. For $200 you should be able to find a reasonable apartment, and in the Casablanca, for example, the most you’ll pay is $700 for a studio. You can even rent an entire house if you prefer.

What (and where) to eat in Morocco

If you’re in the bigger cities like Rabat, Casablanca and Marrakech, you can find supermarkets with everything you’ll need to cook at home. There are also little stores selling foods of all kinds so you can easily grab your basics. Local produce is cheap, but imported goods will cost you considerably more.

You can pop into most riads for a bite to eat in the courtyard, but this won’t always be cheap. Note that you might need to reserve, especially if you’re not staying there.

Street food is another great option in Morocco. Just make sure the vendors have clean equipment and that there are locals and families buying from them. Here you can sample Msemmen, grilled meats, Ma’akouda (potato patties), Sfinge and Kringo (doughnuts), Harira or B’ssara (soups) and all kinds of juices.

You’re bound to come across tagines, which are found everywhere from roadside cafes to high-class restaurants; they’re the traditional clay pots used to cook many kinds of delicious, fragrant dishes.

In Marrakech, check out Le Fondouk in the heart of the souks. It has tables inside and on the rooftop terrace, overlooking the Medina. In Fez, why not join Café Clock’s cooking school to learn about traditional dishes you can make at home?

What do for fun in Morocco

Most visitors will head to a spa (hammam) at some point for a Turkish-style bath and body scrub, and/or a vigorous massage. It’s a novel experience and well worth doing once!

Drinking is hit and miss in Morocco. When you can find it, it’s expensive and the nightlife isn’t amazing. In Marrakech go to Le Pacha, 555, Theatro, and in Casablanca try out Cabestan, Bodega, Sky bar or Amstrong. You can partake in some wine tasting at the local cellars around Meknes too.

Hikers can explore the stunning Atlas Mountains, and beach bums can head to resorts like Agadir or Saidia for some sunbathing and people watching. Water sports fans, there is fun to be had in Essaouira, where you can also kite surf to your heart’s content. Surfers can mix with their kind in Dakhla or Taghazout.

It would be a shame not to explore the Marrakech medina. Here you’ll wander around the souks (markets) haggling for bargains, soaking in the bustling atmosphere, photographing the architecture and witnessing the unusual forms of entertainment.

About the Author

Sam Ross runs the blog thehammockhombre.com – a travel blog focused around the digital nomad lifestyle. Over the past 3 years, he’s travelled to every continent, so writes on a broad range of countries, cities and destinations.

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Morocco has several big cities, most of which are attractive to digital nomads for different reasons. The country has a strong infrastructure, high-speed internet, reasonably priced accommodation, user-friendly transport, wonderful food and it is well situated for European trips.

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How About Tasmania – 6 Great Places to Discover

How About Tasmania – 6 Great Places to Discover

If you’ve ever longed for the ultimate escape but have yet to find the destination that would be perfect for it, the sunny continent of Australia might have the answer for you. In fact, its smallest state at the very bottom of the world map, Tasmania, is an under-explored natural paradise that boasts some of the most scenic views on the continent. With beautiful mountains, vivid flora and fauna and spectacular cliffs towering above the waters, there is so much to see here that you can easily get lost for weeks and forget about the rest of the world.

Since Tasmania is not so big, it’s fairly easy to get around especially if you opt for renting a vehicle. There are a lot of places you can explore on one-day trips, so you can balance your work and your adventure time if you’re up for the challenge. So, if you’re a digital nomad who wants to experience a fresh and serene place, read on to learn about all the amazing places Tasmania offers.

The city of Hobart

The best starting point for your Tasman adventure is, of course, Hobart. Besides being one of Australia’s oldest cities, carrying a lot of history with itself, it’s also a cozy town with a small but charming harbor and lovely historic streets. You can conveniently pitch your tent here as the city has fairly good Wi-Fi for your work and several coworking spaces to choose from if that’s your cup of tea. In the meantime, you can explore the Salamanca market held every Saturday and find interesting handmade goods. Hobart is located close to several attractions including the Port Arthur Historic Site and the Tasman National Park (about an hour and 20 minutes’ drive), so you can stay here and explore nearby places to keep it interesting.

Hobart Tasmania

Tasman Island and Tasman National Park

As just mentioned, with a not-too-long drive from Hobart, you can find yourself in the Tasman National Park. This is one of the most popular locations in Tasmania as it boasts a whole slew of picturesque views on its coastline. If your time allows it, you can even book yourself a 3-day guided walk on the Three Capes Track and see all the sights from Cape Raoul through Waterfall Bay all the way to Cape Pillar and the small Tasman Island with its solitary lighthouse. It’s truly a magnificent view.

Three Capes Tasmania

Lavender fields at Bridestowe Estate

If you are a romantic, then this is a must-visit place, especially if you’re traveling the state at the beginning of the year. Nothing beats the fairytale-like view that the fully bloomed lavender fields give, stretching across 260 acres – not to mention the scent that cannot be translated into writing. You will certainly want to take a small bottle of lavender oil home to preserve the memory!

Lavender Tasmania

Tulip Farm at Table Cape

If you prefer tulips to lavender, this tulip farm in full bloom will sweep you off your feet. The Bloomin’ Tulips festival is held in October each year (the 13th this year!), so if you happen to be in the region at this time, don’t miss out on the vibrant colors of this lovely family-owned farm. Besides the flowers, this festival is a melting pot of good food, music, and fun activities, so you’re bound to enjoy yourself!

Tulip Tasmania

Bay of Fires

On the east coast, there is an interesting bay that was named the Bay of Fires – not because of its look, but because of the Aboriginal coastal fires that the captain sailing past the bay saw. Although, the name fits its appearance too, as it boasts unique, orange-colored granite rock formations that make it look like it’s on fire. Many regard it as one of the most beautiful parts of Tasmania. At the southern end of the bay, you can find Binalong Bay, where you can enjoy activities like fishing, surfing, and hiking, too.

Bay of Fires Tasmania

Freycinet National Park

Being one of Australia’s best national parks, Freycinet National Park is a must-visit place when you are in Tasmania. Here, the Hazards mountain range and the Wineglass Bay are some of the main attractions, as both of them are unique in their own way. The Hazards are made up of interesting, pinkish granite that gives them a special look, while the Wineglass Bay – which you can best see if you hike up to Mt. Amos – is a lovely half-circle shaped white sand beach. The animal life here is worth mentioning too, so keep an eye out for some interesting bird species that inhabit the area.

Freycinet Tasmania

While you can’t expect to have spot-on Wi-Fi out in the wilderness, Tasmania is still a manageable destination for digital nomads, thanks to the fact that the distances are not too big. Even if you need to do a bit of organizing, in the end, it will be well worth it when you remember all the amazing vistas that you had a chance to see!

About the Author

Nina is a digital nomad, yoga aficionado and a travel enthusiast. She’s passionate about learning new things and sharing meaningful ideas. If you wanna see what she’s up to you can find her on Twitter.

On Barbaralicious, she also wrote about the best places for digital nomads in Western Australia.

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A Digital Nomad in the Heart of Europe: Prague Edition

A Digital Nomad in the Heart of Europe: Prague Edition

GUEST POST ON A DIGITAL NOMAD IN THE HEART OF EUROPE: PRAGUE EDITION BY REBECCA BROWN

Prague is a city quite unlike any other, a rare example of the perfect blend of history and 21st-century life. If you’re embracing the nomadic style of working and living, it should be your next destination. With an eatery or coffee shop around every corner and plenty of culture and history to soak up during leisure hours, you’ll never be short of something to do.

Without further ado, let’s jump right in and take a look at everything one of Europe’s greatest cities has to offer to a digital nomad:

Prague is a city quite unlike any other, a rare example of the perfect blend of history and 21st-century life. If you’re embracing the nomadic style of working and living, it should be your next destination. With an eatery or coffee shop around every corner and plenty of culture and history to soak up during leisure hours, you’ll never be short of something to do.

Without further ado, let’s jump right in and take a look at everything one of Europe’s greatest cities has to offer to a digital nomad:

Charles Bridge

Prague Charles Bridge

One of the main advantages of your nomadic lifestyle is that you can most often work your own hours, and use the rest of your time to truly get to know your current surrounding. And since you have chosen Prague as your home for the next little while, what better place to start exploring than the magnificent Charles Bridge. Dating back to the 14th century, this marvelous piece of architecture is everything you would expect from a city rich in tradition and steeped in culture.

Take a stroll across it first thing in the morning when the sun is coming up or late at night when it is beautifully illuminated and you’ll be able to really get a feel for the city. If you also happen to have a hot mug in your hand and a slice of cake, the experience will be just a bit better.

The bridge is your connection between the two halves of the city, and from it, you can see most of the important sites you will want to explore in the next few weeks.

Prague Castle

Prague Castle

Second on your list of must-see attractions has to be Prague Castle. If the walls of this architectural marvel could speak, they would be able to tell you centuries-worth of stories in a single afternoon. No matter where you look, you’ll see something unique and can learn more about the history of the city and the Czech Republic in general. You will need to pay a ticket to enter some of the museums, but most of the castle is yours to roam. Going on a local tour might help, if you want to learn more than the average tourist.

Old Town offers an unrivaled range of eclectic little eateries, so you’ll never have to make do with coffee and a Danish from Starbucks if you don’t want to. Exploring the winding side streets and hidden avenues is what makes this area of the city so fun to be in. For centuries it has been the beating heart of Prague, and it’s a place you’re sure to spend a lot of time in from the moment you set foot in it.

If you find a library or cafe nearby that is calm and quiet enough to allow you to get down to some serious work, you’ll be able to base your working days in the heart of the city. Working in such a magnificent setting might inspire you to turn more productive and allow you to finish earlier than usual, and you might as well make the most of your time there, and enjoy some of the gorgeous food that is on offer all around you. Czech cuisine is known for its sausages and soups, but you can also grab something much healthier and lighter. You will soon get the hang of the best local shops, but try to stay clear of the main square and the streets surrounding it, and venture a bit further into the maze, as this is where the best places are usually hiding.

Stay Round the Corner from Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square

The final thing to think about when it comes to setting up shop in Prague for a while is where you’re going to stay. Luxury hotels for one weekend are one thing, but if you plan to stay here a while, you will need to find a better option. You can also always choose to stay in a hostel, but that might not exactly be the best working environment.

Your best bet is to find a sublet for a few months, and AirBnB* can help you there. You can also browse some of the local forums, but they might not often be in English. Finding a place that is a hop and a skip from Wenceslas Square might be a good option, as you will be located quite strategically to embrace everything Prague has to offer.

On the other hand, you can choose to stay in a village near Prague, and go into the city for the day, but the better option is to stay in the city, or even in the suburbs. No matter which part of town you choose, there will be a glorious architectural wonder quite nearby, and you can use your commute to get some steps in and explore. While the public transportation system in the city is great, you are much better off walking.

Pack your bags and laptop and head on over to Prague, whose hundreds of spires will enchant you in no time.

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About the Author

Becca is an interpreter by day and mostly travels at night, can fall asleep on any means of transportation, and can most often be found either typing in a Starbucks, or armed with a backpack, ready to take on the latest in a series of hikes. You can read more of her exploits at RoughDraft.

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Best Foods to Boost Your Productivity

Best Foods to Boost Your Productivity

GUEST POST ABOUT BEST FOODS TO BOOST YOUR PRODUCTIVITY BY ANNA ASHMORE

People are always looking for different ways to be more productive. Some folks try to limit their distractions, while others are concentrated on getting enough sleep before going to work and staying hydrated during work hours. There is also one more way to boost your productivity and that is eating certain healthy foods. You can get these foods from a grocery shop or have them delivered to your office. To help you enhance your productivity levels, we’ve handpicked some of the best healthy foods out there.

1. Salmon

Did you know that fatty fishes like salmon contain extremely high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and can boost your productivity at the office? These acids are known to be beneficial for your brain and can improve mental performances. It is good to know that other fatty fish including herring, kipper, trout, and sardines also contain high levels of omega-3s.

2. Blueberries

This is a no-brainer. Berries, especially blueberries are considered being one of the best foods for your brain. They contain everything from fiber and phytonutrients to vitamins and antioxidants. Studies have shown that antioxidants that are found in blueberries help boost focus and improve memory skills.

3. Kale

Many people don’t like the taste of this leafy green vegetable, but the truth is that kale supplies your body and brain with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and iron. There are many cool recipes online that include kale as one of the main ingredients. You can put it as a topping on your burger, eat it raw, or use your blender to prepare kale.

4. Watermelons

If you like going to the gym, watermelon is a great fruit to have after a long work out. It contains high levels of L-citrulline which is an amino acid that improves blood circulation, helps soothe sore muscles, and relaxes your blood vessels.

5. Dark Chocolate

Are you craving something sweet, but at the same time wish to limit your sugar intake? Dark chocolate contains caffeine, magnesium for stress relief, and high levels of antioxidants. Get a bar or two of this energy-boosting treat to improve your cognitive function and overall focus.

6. Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds are full of B vitamin, magnesium, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and tryptophan. This means that this seed is an excellent memory booster and can help you focus more at work. The good news is that you can find many pumpkin seeds recipes online.

7. Avocados

One of the best ways to be productive is to have a consistent flow of blood to the brain and heart. This is where Avocados come in handy, as they are packed with heart-healthy acids including the oleic acid which is known to improve blood flow and also lowers your cholesterol.

8. Eggplant

Thanks to the high-levels of nutrient nasunin, the skin of the eggplant is one of the healthiest foods out there. The thing is that nasunin is an antioxidant that is known to protect your brain cell membranes and helps you to stay focused. Of course, eggplants are also full of dietary fiber, potassium, copper, and Vitamin B.

9. Bananas

Packed with antioxidants, Vitamin B, and minerals, Bananas assist your brain in synthesizing neurotransmitters, help you think sharp, and lower your stress levels. If you are experiencing stomach problems, bananas are full of fibers that can help deal with this issue.

10. Spinach

Popeye’s favorite food, Spinach is full of many nutrients and has plenty of positive effects on your body and mind. It builds strong muscles and bones, helps your brain focus, and reduces stress. Some people think that eating spinach without anything else is not that interesting, but luckily there are many spinach recipes online like Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli, Spinach and Tofu Salad with Peanut–Miso Dressing, and Veal and Spinach Lasagna.

Pack a basket of these healthy foods for the office and boost your productivity today.

About the Author

Anna Ashmore is a woman of many talents. She is passionate about literature, sports, travel and education among many other things. She is also an amateur writer who hopes to make it big in the blog world. Professionally, Anna is a market research analyst at Business Scheck and loves her job.

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