Ever have one of those days when you just can’t think clearly? Finding your keys. Responding to an impromptu question in a meeting. Deciding what to make for dinner. Getting through your to-do list. Everything seems like a slow slog, where nothing is clicking or sticking. It’s called “brain fog” and it happens to everyone occasionally. Usually, it’s due to something temporary—lack of sleep, or stress, or even poor diet.
Restoring your clear-headedness can start by tackling those three key symptoms. Our internal rhythm is the most powerful clock in the universe—tap into its strength by going to bed and rising at the same times every night and morning. In time, you’ll find you naturally wake up without the help of an alarm clock. And the days you tell yourself you can “sleep in,” you won’t even need or want to.
To bust stress, try adding even 5 minutes of meditation or calming per day, ideally at the beginning of your day. Even deep breathing exercises can help your brain focus and prep to ace the day.
Finally, focus on how you fuel your body. Because what we put into our mouths also fuels our brains. Give yourself quality low-fat proteins, and the brightest and greenest fresh vegetables you can. Even adding a serving of veggies a day vs. your go-to packaged snack as your only substitution can be a great start.
And if you need more help staying clear, or are in a deeper pattern of daily fog, you may want to check in with your physician. If there’s no deeper cause (like hypothyroidism, which is a common cause of brain fog), even prolonged brain fog may be a normal and natural part of aging. Hormonal shifts and metabolic slowdown are typical roots of brain fog—but you don’t have to just let it happen. Focusing on improved sleep, stress reduction, and diet will help. And even brief daily exercise will elevate your body’s natural production of endorphins and serotonin, making you feel happier.
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