Are you looking for a way to get more productivity from your brain?
Maybe you could hack it, bend it to your will and make sure it does what you want it to do at all times. If you aren't feeling productive, the answer must be to find ways to force your brain to focus. There must be ways to get those distracting thought out of your brain so that you can concentrate!
This, unfortunately, is probably NOT the most effective strategy. Trying to force focus may actually be counterproductive.
Instead of using force (which always generates resistance), how about allowing your mental state to dictate your actions? That way, when you felt engaged and sharp you would work on tasks that require concentration. But when you felt relaxed, you would allow your right brain to tap into your creative side.
The Ebbs and Flows of Brain Power
While you could use nootropics, cognitive brain therapy (CBT) and other techniques to make yourself be more alert and focused, that is fighting your natural flow.
The way your brain works naturally is to alternate between mental states.
At any point in time, your mental state is somewhere on a continuum between highly alert and aroused (as in the stress state of fight or flight) or calm state of relaxation. Throughout the day we are mostly somewhere between these two extremes. Many people call this balancing act homeostasis, but we prefer the term "homeodyamism,' which infers more dynamic movement. Our brains are constantly responding to both our internal and external worlds.
A Typical Day for Your Brain
Let's look at a typical day, and how your brain responds to your activities.
Applying this Knowledge for Productivity
So what now?
If you want to get the most productivity from your brain, you can use the awareness of the ebbs and flows of brain power to your advantage. Rather than forcing your brain to be productive, identify the times you are most alert and use those times to accomplish the most.
Using BrainSpeak programs like Ultra Intelligence® and Brain-Mind Expansion Intensive also put your brain into a state where it is ready to be productive.