Ever woken up and felt a tad groggy, unable to think clearly, and just not all mentally there?
Feeling like that can disrupt your day, slow you down and worst of all, if it goes by unaddressed, it can even potentially cause you to get depressed.
This phenomenon is often caused by brain fog.
So, what causes brain fog exactly you ask?
There are many possible causes of brain fog. If you did a simple search on Google, you’ll probably find a whole array of medical articles highlighting serious symptoms and medical conditions.
You start to think something must be wrong with you, but not so fast! Don’t jump to conclusions. Let’s put away your “virtual medical degree” on the side for a moment, and avoid and the self-diagnosis.
Before you get lost in a sea of paranoia, medical doctors and serious-sounding illnesses, try taking a step back for a moment. The solution could be simpler than you think.
Did you ever consider that the cause and solution for that foggy brain of yours could be as simple as adding or tweaking a habit?
You’d be surprised how a simple habit of yours that you probably don’t even consider significant can have such a dramatic effect on your daily life.
Thinking with a foggy brain can feel like your thoughts are tied to a ball and chain. It can be exhausting, especially if you have to tackle it on a daily basis.
You slowly begin to feel like you are putting so much energy just to have a clear thought or two. Meanwhile, you look to your left and watch your colleague coding away at lightning speed on their laptop. I know, it’s really frustrating.
However, it’s totally manageable and in most cases, not a big deal.
In this article, we’re going to answer the most common questions about brain fog and teach you how to tackle it with a couple of actionable habits you can start applying today.
What Is Brain Fog?
Are you the type that’s been going to work and just can’t seem to get your brain ramped up and functioning like it used to?
You try to get yourself to work on that excel sheet, but just thinking about numbers seems impossible at the moment.
It’s ok, you probably have brain fog and you don’t even know it.
“So what is brain fog exactly?”
Brain fog is a disruption in your normal daily cognitive functions. It is mostly experienced by having memory problems, a lack of mental clarity, poor concentration or in some severe cases, no concentration at all.
Brain fog is also known as “mental fatigue”, “foggy brain”, or “mental fog”.
Depending on the severity of brain fog, it can interfere with work or school. But it doesn’t have to be a permanent fixture in your life.
It can easily be managed and even cured if taken the right steps.