“Welcome to Monday morning and another bout of brain fog.” says my brain.
It doesn’t matter when it arrives (or hits you) it can be quite an unnerving experience, not least when you’ve got a lot to do and can’t quite focus or maintain a level of effectiveness you need to either do your work or support your colleagues in doing their job.
“Brain fog is characterized by confusion, forgetfulness, and a lack of focus and mental clarity. This can be caused by overworking, lack of sleep, stress, and spending too much time on the computer.”
All the articles a popular search engine will display will highlight the importance of a balanced diet, a regular and quality sleeping pattern, managed stress and anxiety, and the length of time spent on a screen or electronic device as the main causes for temporary brain fog.
But, if it stays for ‘a length of time’ or gets worse, you ought to seek professional help. There is also news of a Covid-related brain fog that can also affect you/us.
The balance we need to strike here is trying to manage a healthy lifestyle (nothing new here) among the many issues we all face.
But, you know what? Sometimes it’s OK to not be OK. By owning up to it, by acknowledging it, it can somehow lift some of the anxiety or stress it causes therefore reducing its impact?
- This post is Day 45 of my #100DaysToOffload challenge. Want to get involved? Find out more at 100daystooffload.com