Calm Down to Speed Up

Almost everyone you know is trying to get more done. And to get more done a lot of people think that you have to find ways to cut corners, save time and work faster. Right?

Get jacked up...

Coffee. Tea. Other natural stimulants. Then there are the non-drug stimulants. Racetams and other substances like piracetam and Noopept. And If those don't work bring on the hard stuff, the pharmaceuticals like Adderall and Ritalin.   

This approach can work in the short term, but over the long haul, you get diminishing returns. It simply isn't sustainable to run your engine at 100 miles-per-hour day after day after day.  

And what if that's exactly the opposite of what will work? 

What if you have to slow down to speed things up? 

Personal science experiments (n=1) have shown that the quest to get more done is actually leading to poorer results, and slowing down can actually give you the performance edge you seek. 

How to slow down? 

Get more sleep – 7-8 hours each night. 

Go for long walks. 


And make sure that your brain is getting what IT needs to rest, specifically that it has adequate levels of what are called Inhibitory Neurotransmitters. There are two of them: 

  • Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) 
  • Serotonin

There are a number of dietary supplements which can help you boost the levels of these two important rest chemicals. Some of them operate by causing your brain to make more, and some of them actually put them right into your brain. 


To find out how Hackstack's new nootropic supplement Cognamind can help you slow down so that you can get more done, go to