8 Mental Blocks That May Be Affecting Your Thinking Without You Even Noticing
There are stagnant periods in life, but you don’t have to remain stuck for long.
It may not add progress to your current life goal, but try donating your time to an organization that interests you. The surroundings and people working with you could provide inspiration to push you past your current mental blocks, while you are likely doing the same for them.
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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 that the things you could do in a short time in the morning now take forever.
Mental fatigue can be acute or chronic. Acute fatigue can be relieved after a short period of rest. If allowed to continue, it can become chronic fatigue and eventually lead to burnout.
Contributing factors to mental fatigue are poor nutrition, lack of sleep, hormonal imbalances, or cognitive overload. Cognitive overload can take the following forms:
Your brain is fuelled with the same food as your muscles. What you eat has an enormous impact on your cognitive functioning.
When you are feeling stuck, start writing about whatever is on your mind.
Set aside 10 to 15 minutes. It may start out as a page of gibberish, but soon ideas will start to flow.
If you feel overwhelmed by how little you have progressed, switch to working on mindless tasks that require little attention and allow the mind to wander. Wash the dishes, organize your bookshelf, or do laundry.
By accomplishing small wins, you develop momentum and confidence to overcome your mental block.
Play around with your home or office environment and discover what works best for you.
That’s a self-imposed and self-limiting belief. Stop that.
Creativity is a requirement for problem-solving and we all problem-solve. Acknowledge that you're inherently creative, and then start tearing down the other barriers in your mind.
We hate being wrong, but mistakes often teach us the most and allow us to innovate.
Think of the pros and cons of trying something and then free yourself to do it. If it doesn't work, take what you learn, and try something else.
The persona of the fool allows the truth to be told, without the usual ramifications that might come with speaking against social conventions. Give yourself permission to be a fool and see things for what they really are.