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5 Helpful Tips To Eliminate Brain Fog And Think Clearly

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5 Helpful Tips To Eliminate Brain Fog And Think Clearly
Brain fog is an interesting dilemma. It's hard to explain to someone who doesn't know better, but sufferers recognize the symptoms. We sympathize with each other and accept it is. Imagine a mountain range, with each mountain representing a task that you need to perform.

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Don't over caffeinate yourself

Don't over caffeinate yourself

Caffeine can help, but more is not better. 

When you’ve overdosed on caffeine, the thoughts start to flit unpredictably below the fog so you can’t tell which is the one you need or how to retrieve it.

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Don’t talk too much

If you’re lucky, brain fog will attack when you’re blocking someone from the coffee machine. They will startle you when they ask you to move aside and apologize for frightening you.

Don’t come clean. Smile graciously and make a joke about the funny weather you’ve been having. 

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Be poised. Distract or redirect

If brain fog attacks on a date or at work, don’t sweat it! Make sure they don’t catch that moment your eyes start to glaze over. Take a sip of coffee, make a joke. 

Remember your cues: maintain eye contact, nod at regular intervals and keep a neutral facial expression. Worst case scenario, they’ll think you’re conceited.

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It will happen

Brain fog happens to everyone to different degrees.

Don’t be angry. Your tantrums won’t change anything. Accept it and learn how to deal with it.

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Go with it

Over time, you will conquer even your most challenging mental difficulties. 

Your thoughts may not be linear, but they can be rearranged to create coherence and communicate with others. Your mind may not always be clear, but you’ll develop strategies to use at a moment’s notice.

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Make "power down" time a priority

Shut down those activities that stimulate your mind, such as work, emails, internet browsing and even watching TV. 

Try reading a book,

Try a brain dump

Dump it all out. Write some lists, or simply use the "worry diary" technique and jot down all of the things you’re stressing about. 

Do this before your "power down" time. This helps your mind let these things go. Once they're written down, you can relax; there's no chance you'll forget them.

Eat, drink and move mindfully

If you’re experiencing sleeping problems: 

  • Cut back on caffeine (particularly after midday). 
  • Avoid eating a particularly heavy meal late in the evening.
  • Meditation and supplements can also affect sleep so it’s best to get educated about what you’re taking.
  • Intense exercise late at night isn't recommended.

Prevent Tiredness

General tiredness affects the majority of people.

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  1. Respect your body's sleep cycle
  2. Move around
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Respecting your body's sleep cycle

It is imperative to sleep 7 to 9 hours for most adults.

An alarm clock or phone alarm can interfere with the body's sleep cycle to wake us up before a cycle is completed. It is healthier to sleep while not being simulated and wake up naturally.

Don't be a Couch Potato

Apart from rest, it is crucial to have a daily exercise routine and get some sun exposure regularly.

Human beings are designed to move and be in the sun, trekking and toiling for hours. If you are feeling tired, walking outside in nature and getting some sun will help.