Distractions happen whether it’s the beginning of a new school or your 10th year at a job. Unfortunately so does brain fog. Brain fog is an incredibly frustrating but inevitable obstacle we have to face as individuals.
What is Brain Fog?
Brain Fog is a frustrating thing that can cause lots of stress in our day-to-day lives. Although it is not a medical condition, it brings lots of problems to our mental state. Additionally, it is one of the leading causes of lower productivity. https://fcer.org/brain-fog/ describes brain fog as “cognitive fatigue problems, lack of correct judgment, and memory function impairment that have a chronic appearance.”
How do I know if I have Brain Fog?
There are lots of symptoms that can be associated with brain fog, from both a physical and mental point of view. The most common physical symptom is chronic tiredness. Other symptoms include can include headaches and eye issues. Additionally, brain fog can affect your ability to process nutrients and may end in weight loss disorders.
In terms of mental side effects, you might have brain fog if you are finding yourself to be more irritable than normal, experiencing sleeping issues, memory issues, lack of motivation, and lack of concentration.
Why Acknowledge/ Conquer Brain Fog?
There are a number of factors that could be caused by brain fog. Of course from a mental standpoint, the long-term effects are significant. You could deal with depression, anxiety, migraines, dietary struggles, substance abuse, and a number of other trials.
How can we conquer brain fog?
Thankfully, it is so easy to overcome the issue that is brain fog. One thing you can do to conquer this is to get enough sleep for your body. Additionally, incorporating a daily workout into your life, it will improve your mental health and physical health.
Next, eat a balanced diet. By taking care of your body by the way you fuel/nourish it, you are also taking care of a number of other factors that have nothing to do with physical aspects, brain fog being on the list. Lastly, by reducing stress, and creating a healthy lifestyle that promotes peacefulness in your relations with other people, places, and things. Anxiety and stress can raise your blood pressure and cause the cognitive fatigue symptoms and the memory loss you experience with brain fog to be more prominent.
Allow yourself to adapt positive habits and routines. By doing this you are not only working towards your goals, but you are also benefiting and overcoming so many mental challenges. One of these obstacles is brain fog. With a new school year, or opportunity, or even with a consistent routine, it can be a challenge to keep our focus and balance all of our responsibilities.
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