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8 Mental Blocks That May Be Affecting Your Thinking Without You Even Noticing

Setting Unrealistic Goals

Your mood and health will suffer, as well as your belief in yourself if you set yourself unrealistic goals.

Dividing a larger goal into bite-sized chunks will make it a lot easier to digest throughout the years.

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Describing mental fatigue
Describing mental fatigue

It is the feeling that your brain just won't function properly. People will describe it as brain fog. You can't concentrate, and simple tasks take too long. You find th...

Causes of mental fatigue

Contributing factors to mental fatigue are poor nutrition, lack of sleep, hormonal imbalances, or cognitive overload. Cognitive overload can take the following forms:

  • When you focus on a single task for an extended period of time.
  • When you spread your attention across too many things.
  • Worrying about tasks. It is as mentally taxing as doing the task.
Give your brain high-quality fuel

Your brain is fuelled with the same food as your muscles. What you eat has an enormous impact on your cognitive functioning.

  • Cut down on refined sugars as it decreases alertness. Aim for sustained energy levels throughout the day.
  • Plan your meals in advance. If you wait until you're hungry, you're already low on energy and willpower and will reach for a quick energy boost in the form of sugar.
  • Don't skip breakfast. Without it, you may likely crash in the middle of the morning. Eat more eggs, yogurt, and oatmeal to sustain your energy levels until lunch.
  • Snack mid-morning and mid-afternoon to give your body consistent fuel.
  • Stay hydrated with water. Mild hydration can negatively impact cognitive performance.
  • Listen to your body to figure out what makes you feel best. The same nutrition advice won't work for everyone.
Being misunderstood
Being misunderstood

You have a set of characteristics and a set of beliefs about you that has become your norm. Other people also have a set of beliefs about themselves and their lives. When you make a change to yours...

Any change can cause conflict

You don't have to do anything wrong; you just have to change. You’ll be teased, made fun of, joked about, frowned upon, mocked, or end up being excluded.

People around you may simply react to you for being different from themselves or the group. They still care about you, but just want the old you back and the group's identity to remain the same.

Hindering progress

The downside of a misunderstanding is that every tease, mock, or remark, regardless of how serious or mild it is, will affect you and question your choices.

The beginning is the hardest part when you'll need the most energy to avoid going back to your old self. For some, that's how the journey ends. Trying another time will be much harder because they'll also have the past failure to deal with.

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Become very good at living each day

Momentum is created or destroyed every day with the first few decisions you make.

If you learn to master your day, you’ll learn how to master your weeks, months, years, and life.

The things your brain needs in order to thrive
  1. Nutrition: Quality of food you put into your body matters.

  2. Oxygen: The amount of oxygen your brain gets determines how well it functions.

  3. Information: If the brain isn’t firing, it’s not wiring, and this ages it.

  4. Love: The brain thrives on physical touch and emotional connection.