If you’re anything like me and most other people out there, every year you try to set at least one goal for yourself. New Year’s resolutions have the tendency to fall apart in short order. Anyone who’s gotten a gym membership in January knows how full the car park gets, and how empty it is in February (if you’ve hung around long enough).
So with that in mind, I wanted to take a look at how modafinil could help people with their New Year’s resolutions.
New Year’s Resolution: Lose Weight / Get into Shape
By far the number one option, whether it’s losing 10lb or toning those muscles. So how can you keep this resolution with modafinil? Well for one, modafinil is being tested for clinical approval for weight loss. Modafinil reduces appetite, the ultimate enemy of the weight loss goal. A pill day can keep cravings away and help you stick to a more rigid diet.
Another benefit is that modafinil can improve your exercise routines by giving you some additional focus and stamina. It’s a banned substance in almost every sports league for this very fact. I’ve taken it before going on runs and find that I can stay concentrated on my form and I’ve seen a small improvement in distance as well. Having said that, it’s important to hydrate more than usual if you’re taking modafinil while working out. As modafinil dehydrates you faster, you’ll need to replenish plenty of fluids to avoid cramps and have a safe workout.
New Year’s Resolution: Complete a Project
This one is a little vague, because it covers so many things. Maybe it’s that website you’ve always wanted to start, or the business venture in the back of your head. Perhaps you need to add a wing onto the house, or you’ve got a novel you’re dying to write. Whatever your project is, you can use modafinil to give you the extra focus needed to get the job done right, and in the timeframe you desire.
Speaking from my personal experience as a writer, modafinil helps to streamline my mind and put together clearer thoughts and more organized material. It’s great for writing articles, quite a few of the ones you’ve read here were written on modafinil.
Nevertheless, it’s important to be organized first. Modafinil won’t magically make plans for you, but it will help you follow those plans and maximize your daily potential. Several business owners and writers have commented on how modafinil helped them to be more productive. It might just be the spark you need.
New Year’s Resolution: Learn to (insert activity here)
If you’re already in university, then this should be on your list of resolutions anyway. But if you’re no longer a student, you might have an interest in learning a new language, picking up a sport, or finally figuring out how to play the keytar. Whatever you’d like to learn, modafinil can help you out. As discussed on this site before, modafinil can improve your memory and aid in the acquisition of new information. Learning can sometimes be boring as well, and that’s where the extra concentration and attentiveness will benefit you. I was taking modafinil with some Italian classes in 2015, and found that I was more engaged in the lesson and participated more than I normally would.
Those are a few of the most common resolutions that modafinil might work for. If you’ve got any other New Year’s resolutions that you want to make good on, let us know and share your modafinil experiences.