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5 Helpful Tips To Eliminate Brain Fog And Think Clearly

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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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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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