Do you ever wake up and simply cannot get your brain to operate with clarity? I do. There are many things that can cause this type of physical dysfunction, including, lack of sleep, poor diet, stress, toxins (alcohol, medications, food additives, etc.), allergies, internal conflict, and the list goes on. And, depending on the severity of the condition, it could hinder creativity, work, home life, relationships, and even other body functions.
Brain fog is not something to ignore or cast off into the pit of “things that are annoying, but I can live with”. The fact is, you owe yourself a little more than that- take it seriously, because your body needs you to. I’m not saying you’re going to die if you don’t, just pay attention to what your body is telling you. Something is wrong; otherwise, you wouldn’t experience this short circuit of sort. Furthermore, if the condition is persistent and causing other problems, I recommend talking to your doctor about it. But if there is nothing seriously wrong with you, there are some things you can try to remedy the problem.
Brain Fog Fix #1
Possibly the most common type of mental sluggishness is the result of what you put into your body. The average American diet these days is not ideal for optimal health. Take an inventory of what you eat daily (write it down), do some research on the quality of these items, and decide what better choices you could make. I don’t believe anyone needs to eat a perfect diet. Making these “better” choices when possible will change your body and your health one meal at a time. Common sense says to limit sugar, salt, alcohol, preservatives, and high fat foods. Do also consider the possibility of a food sensitivity or allergy.
Brain Fog Fix #2
I’ve experienced times of great stress that have hindered my ability to think clearly and make decisions. Upon recognizing the emotional overload, I immediately calm myself with prayer and meditation. Just spending 15 to 20 minutes a day in a peaceful state can alleviate confusion, fear, and system overload. I recommend choosing the type of “break” that fits your lifestyle and belief system. In other words, do what works for you. The point being, just do it! Included in this category is sleep. Rest is one of the pillars of health that if not upheld will cause a series of events in your body that you don’t want to happen.
Brain Fog Fix #3
Our lives are filled with choices. Avoiding making decisions is enough to cause a glitch such as brain fog. I do understand that not all decisions and choices are to be made in a heartbeat but take time and consideration. Processing life’s problems and choices is a task that not everyone does well or with enthusiasm. If this is you, take some time to journal your thoughts and feelings about the decision at hand. Include pros and cons on both sides, as well as what the best and worst outcome your choice could bring. Also remember that it could be something quite out of your control. If so, it is time to let it go. And stop asking “why?” or “how could this happen to me?”. Be thankful for your encounter with choice and circumstance and then watch it leave right out your back door.
No matter what the reason for your brain fog, I believe there is some type of help available. For more information about how to be healthier in general see Detoxing Tips from the Experts, Detox Your Body Continued. Get some advice from your doc, counselor, or coach if you’re not making any progress.
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