Getting back into your groove can be hard, especially in the digital age, where we’ve seen focus become such a hot commodity. We now have more overstimulating, hand-held distractions than ever before! Sometimes a notification requiring immediate action pops up on our phones or computers, and just like that, we’ve lost our train of thought.
Despite these challenges, technology is only developing further, thus making it our job to discover new methods of coping with this constant stimulation. Our team of biochemists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and strain hunters here at OLO, have run over 450 consumer tests to develop the perfect blend of cannabinoids and terpenes to compliment environments requiring focus, active, social, and chill.
Broaden your culinary skills through meal prep – Refine your palate and learn about healthy cuisine from around the world. Keep your goals in sight by meal prepping well-rounded lunches and dinners for you and the whole family. Tap into your focus and try a new healthy vegan mash recipe containing lentils, cauliflower rice, garlic, seasonal hot peppers, and sauteed spinach & onions. Top your meal off with a sprinkle of oregano and parsley. If giving up meat and eggs isn’t a part of your meal plan, add a sunny side up egg or a few strips of grilled chicken to the dish, to up your protein levels even more.
Shopping for household products – Whether we’re shopping online or in-person, we always somehow forget a few crucial items – inevitably causing other inconveniences later in the week. Grab a notepad and pen, and take a walk through each room in the house jotting down what needs replacing. Bonus points if your list includes the produce and grains you’ll need for meal prep!
Finishing a creative project – If you’re creative for work, sometimes it feels as though you’ve run out of energy for creative projects outside of your client roster. If you’re creative for fun, sometimes it’s hard to carve out the time to enjoy something as a hobby when there’s a slew of other things that you’ve been putting off; however, you may notice that being creative for the sake of creativity actually feels great, and is an essential component to happiness. So when you feel that creativity coming on, be sure to prioritize it. Grab a 5 or 10 mg OLO Focus sublingual cannabis strip, and go out to shoot some photos, edit those clips, paint that portrait, or try a new medium for your art.
Prayer and meditation – Count your blessings and set your intentions! Whether you’re focused on loving kindness, generosity, gratitude, virtue, patience, truthfulness, or even transcendental wisdom, go into each practice with an open heart and mind.
Organizing your closet – Great news! Marie Kondo’s Netflix special, Tidying Up, is officially streaming. Get your Focus on, and ask yourself, “Does this item bring me joy?” Take it to the next level by bringing bags of clothing and lightly used items to shelters and donation centers throughout your city.
Sprucing up your work space – Sometimes your cubicle or home office needs a little rehab. After all, it is where you spend most of your time! Get focused and ready to re-decorate. Research and explore plants that prosper in the conditions of your desk. Find frames and images that inspire you, and purge all unnecessary paperwork from your space. Stock up on your favorite candles and incense, and before you know it, you’ll have the mindset, desk space, and good vibes to jump head first into some new projects.
Making a mood board – Every great photoshoot, look book, dinner party, and capsule collection starts with a mood board. If you’re having a hard time getting started, grab a pen and paper, list off a few key terms including, but not limited to, colors, letters, design elements, typography, albums, people, textures, and symbols, and bring your focus to a new board on Pinterest.
Preparing your taxes – Government shutdown whomst? Grab a moment to focus, empty that shoebox of receipts, and either bring an organized list to your tax preparer or buckle down behind the computer and start filling out your tax forms. It’ll be over before you know it.
Planning a wedding or surprise birthday party – Planning for a special birthday, anniversary, or wedding, requires tons of focus and lots of patience. Sheesh, even picking the *right* wedding cake flavor is both a blessing and a curse… it’s not like you’ll have hundreds of friends and family members there or anything. Stay calm, get focused. Organize your tasks by deadline, and clearly mark a blank calendar with dates for meetings, venue tours, and payments.
Experimenting with a new look – When the cat eye’s gone basic, it might be time for a refresher. Browse through your favorite YouTuber’s videos until you find one you like, set up a makeshift vanity area, and get focused on your new look.
Seeking new inspiration/finding a new muse – Creativity doesn’t happen on command – it’s a culmination of experiences, culture, and free thought. Pop an OLO Focus sublingual cannabis strip under your tongue and immerse yourself in cultural competence; whether that means binge watching 90s cartoons, visiting every gallery in town, or listening to your favorite artist’s entire discography.
Packing for a trip – Tap into your focus for smart, resourceful packing. Pack realistically, and don’t wait until the last minute! If you’re someone who gets sick after hopping on a plane, make sure to grab your vitamins and cold medicine before hitting the road. Since dehydration is a frequent in-flight issue, throw a few chia seeds in your water to drink at the airport, as the seeds help retain water in the body. Some travel-sized moisturizer and eye gels should keep your face cool and supple. If your trip requires you to check a bag, be sure to throw an extra outfit in your carry-on, just in case your bag gets lost or delayed.
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