Brain fog is a common struggle that affects many people. It’s characterized by a lack of mental clarity and focus, difficulty remembering, and a general feeling of being mentally “cloudy”.
No, Mama Bear, you aren’t losing your mind, and you aren’t alone. There are a variety of factors that can lead to brain fog, but it’s most commonly associated with stress, lack of sleep, and poor nutrition.
Which I’m sure you don’t struggle with, right?
One of the most significant effects of brain fog is a person’s inability to think clearly and focus on tasks. All you parents out there taking on more stress, getting less sleep, and eating garbage because it’s quick and convenient (no judgment here, I’m just as guilty), you wonder why you feel like your brain isn’t firing on all cylinders? You’re in the splash zone for this brain fog thing.
Is Brain Fog Impacting My Family?
Brain fog can negatively impact a person’s mood and emotional well-being. I’m sure those things aren’t important for a healthy relationship with your kids, your spouse, and anyone else close to you. If you are tolerating a constant state of struggling with brain fog, and wondering why life is hard, you may want to consider checking the status of your closest relationships.
Allowing brain fog to linger in your life could lead to more issues like fatigue, reduced motivation, and decreased ability to engage in the things that BRING YOU JOY.
If I told you there was a germ out there that impairs your ability to think, puts you in a bad mood, negatively impacts your emotional well-being, and generally hi-jacks the things that bring you joy in life, you might be motivated to protect yourself from that germ.
The good news is the solutions are simple and natural.
First and foremost, address the underlying causes of brain fog and manage your sleep, stress and diet. I know, I know, easier said than done, right?
Did I say it would be a walk in the park? No.
Improving stress management, sleep and diet is something most Americans are struggling with to some extent. If it were easy to fix these things, most Americans would not struggle with them.
Everyone’s journey to defeat brain fog will be different. Some of you struggle with sleep and diet, but maybe you don’t struggle with stress. Some of you sleep like rocks, don’t have an ounce of stress, but you eat garbage.
You must first identify which area is most important for you to improve, and start there. Once you’ve identified your target, formulate your plan of attack. Personally, I looked for trade-offs I could easily make without disrupting my routine too much.
Trading out a sugary beverage for water. Trading out 30 minutes of screen time for 30 minutes of additional sleep. Trading out coffee with an alternative mushroom tea. Trading out salty chips with a healthy superfood granola (I highly recommend FORIJ granola).
Everyone is unique, and everyone is going to need a unique approach to overcoming brain fog. One thing is true for everyone, you are better off fighting back against brain fog than you are tolerating it and living with it.
In the event you believe this was written by someone that does not struggle with any of these things, subsequently preventing me from understanding these struggles, you would be incorrect.
This was written in the middle of the night by a father of 2 girls under the age of 4, who is trying to build a business to support his beautiful little family. When it comes to stress, sleep, and diet, I wrestle with those things 24/7. Brain fog? I’ve lived in it. I was molded by it…
I have found natural remedies for all of these struggles, and my hope is someone else will benefit from these natural remedies that I’ve enjoyed.
This life is hard enough, don’t make it harder on yourself.
As always, friends, we hope you will feel better today!