Healthy Performance

Train your focus

When you train your focus, you will find changes in your working day as you get a better overview and more mental strength. This will improve your ability to do the right things – instead of trying to do a lot of things at once.

Improving your focus promotes Healthy Performance

Many of us have trouble maintaining focus and being mentally present. More than half of all working Danes want to improve their focus. When we are not mentally present, our quality of life and our performance suffer. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be that way. You can train your brain to handle challenges in order to optimise your performance.


Healthy Performance focuses on three areas, each of which can help you stay mentally prepared for a hopefully long and good life: Focus, mental breaks and prioritisation.

How to train your focus

  1. Set aside 10 minutes
  2. Sit with your back straight and your feet on the ground. Relax your face, neck, shoulders and arms. Close your eyes, or keep them slightly open. Breathe through your nose
  3. Check your body for any tension as you breathe in – and let go of your tension as you breathe out. Do this for a minute or two
  4. Turn your attention to your breathing – particularly around your abdominal or chest area. Allow your body to breathe without controlling or changing it
  5. When you are distracted by thoughts, sounds or feelings, just notice your distraction and return to your breathing
  6. After you have finished your training, try to stay focused on your breathing for the rest of the day

Make a habit of training your focus


How often:

As the saying goes, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, and just like in physical training, it takes patience and dedication to get results. To improve your focus, you need to do ten minutes of mental training every day. We recommend that you start off using our guided training sessions. Find them in our podcast series “Sunde stemmer” (in Danish only) in your podcast app, or listen to them here: Guided training sessions


When:

If you keep up your new habit, mental training will become second nature to you, just like brushing your teeth.

We recommend that you do mental training in the morning when your mind is fresh – this is what works best for most people.


Where:

Do the exercise in the same place and at the same time every day, so that it becomes a healthy new habit in your life. It is a good idea to pick a quiet spot that you return to every day.

At home or at work, for example. Be pragmatic and practical. No matter where you choose to sit, there will be sounds and distractions, and that is OK.

Learn more about Healthy Performance

Healthy Performance consists of three areas: focus, mental breaks and prioritisation. In each of these areas, we offer mental training exercises that can help you become a better version of yourself.

Prioritisation

If we fail to prioritise our tasks, what often happens is that we try to multitask to get more done. However, research indicates that the brain is incapable of coping with two demanding tasks at once.

Learn more

Mental breaks

Some people consider taking regular breaks a “luxury”, but in fact breaks are an effective and simple way to improve your concentration and boost your mental strength.

Learn more

How healthy is your performance?

Take the Healthy Performance test and find out how good you are at focusing, prioritising and taking mental breaks.

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