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Six things that will destroy your brain

1. High carbon monoxide

Your brain demands 30% of all the oxygen you breathe. If it becomes short of oxygen will not work properly.
Oxygen is carried to the brain in the red blood cells via a protein called "Haemoglobin"
Haemoglobin has an affinity to oxygen.
But it has a greater affinity to carbon monoxide.
So, if there is carbon monoxide and oxygen present in your lungs, haemoglobin will reject oxygen and bind to carbon monoxide instead.

If you breathe carbon monoxide, your brain is starved of oxygen.
Smoking loads the blood with carbon monoxide.
Which starves the brain of oxygen.
Which causes the brain to suffer.
So don't smoke when you are tying to concentrate.

2. Poor nutrition

The most important thing after oxygen is carbohydrate.
Fatty acids or carbohydrates can power most body functions.
But your brain is terrible at burning fats. It much prefers carbohydrate.
(That is why sugar is a "quick fix" mood elevator)
Make sure you keep your blood sugar high and stable by:
Reducing refined sugar snacks like chocolate and white table sugar
Increasing complex sugars and starches such as bread, pasta and potatoes.

3. Lack of sleep

The average person requires a definite amount of "dream sleep".
That means they must get a minimum amount of sleep to function properly.
For most people, at least six hours and usually eight hours is right.

Without sleep, mental functions suffer and the ability to focus on mental tasks diminishes.
You may have heard that sleep deprivation is as debilitating as alcohol in its effects on cognitive functioning.

4. External Distraction

The external environment includes noise, temperature, overheard conversations, interruptions and air quality. If the environment is disruptive, it becomes more difficult to hold your mental focus.
So take control to the degree possible and let people know if they are distracting you.

5. Internal distraction

Internal distraction includes, daydreaming, mental wandering, self-doubt and over self-analysis.
Mental discipline is the answer and that means clearing your mind of other concerns for a set period of time and getting on with the job at hand.
It is only accomplished by an act of will.
Nobody can make you focus your mind.
Nobody can stop you either.

6. Disorganised presentation of material

Disorganised material is practically impossible to recall properly because it is fragmentary.
If you recall one element, it does not bring to mind the next related issue.
If your material is ordered, recalling one link will trigger the links before and after it.
So it pays to organise your material before you try to learn it.

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