Uncertainty is a part of life. Agreed. But while I struggle everyday to make peace with it, I fail most times. Lack of mental clarity aka Brain Fog, cripples you and sometimes makes you dysfunctional. You are not mindful of what you are doing anymore.
Brain fog can be defined as “a state of mental confusion, detachment, and forgetfulness,” according to Dictionary.com. While not a technical term, “brain fog” is a term with which many people with depression identify. Now depression has many phases, it does not mean that you have given up all hope in life and want to end it. It is your body telling you to take care, delve into the sea of self care and be yourself because that is all that you can do.
In this article, I have shared some simply economical habits that we can practice everyday to reduce or prevent brain fog :
- Eat foods that are right for your needs – If you aren’t giving your body the vitamins and minerals that it needs, your ability to think clearly and focus will diminish.
- Learn to Control your stress and get the most out of it – Think about some of the things that you enjoy doing, and try to do them more often.
- Use memory-strengthening exercises – Play “brain games”, which can help you sharpen a range of cognitive skills, from reading and comprehension to memory.
- Learning to Cope – Maintaining healthy habits and journalling can both help you cope with the brain fog that accompanies certain medical conditions.
- Medicines & Treatments – It might be very helpful to change the dose of your medication (if possible), or start doing memory – strengthening exercises while in chemotherapy.
- Get Quality Sleep – Oversleeping or getting too little sleep could possibly be symptoms of a larger issue, but many people choose to avoid addressing their sleep problems, or simply neglect sleep altogether.
Take Care. Seek help if you are unable to do it alone.