Who has those days where you just can’t seem to think of the right word? You feel disorganized, a little confused, and your mind is just too tired to think. This is what we call brain fog.
Brain fog is something I struggle with as do many. My resolutions this new year are focused around me creating a better balance between my work and health life. Part of that is fueling myself with the energy I need in order to be my best and most present self. When you are faced with brain fog, that is a strong indicator you are stressed, not getting enough sleep, and not eating the foods you should. It is a sign that something in your rhythm of living needs to change. This started my investigation in how to beat the brain fog and find ways, very simple ways, in which I can prevent this. This is what I found and what has been working woohoo!!
- Eating almonds! They are full of vitamin E which is important to the health of your brain.
- Getting the sleep you need! My goal is to be asleep by 10:30 on weekdays if not earlier! It can be hard but my body and mind has benefited greatly from that. It is recommended to get at least 7 - 9 hours of sleep but of course everyone is different. See what a lot of sleep does for you and take notes on how many hours you get.
- Hydration is key! Move away from caffeine and try Liquid IV Hydration Multiplier in your water! It gives you that hydration boost you need! It uses a specific ratio of sodium, glucose, and potassium to deliver water and key nutrients directly to your bloodstream.
- Say goodbye to snacking on the bad stuff and start snacking on veggies and fruits. They are rich in vitamins and nutrients that help protect the brain from stress and preserve healthy vascular function.
- Drink green tea. Green tea has an amino acid called L-theanine which studies have found to help reduce stress, boost your mood, and improve brain function!
- Give your brain a BREAK! There is a finite amount of energy we can emit during a day, the same goes for your brain. Be cognizant when a tension headache is coming on or you are getting tired. Put down your phone and clear your mind. I always love to practice meditation as it has helped me clear my mind, slow down my breathing, and allow myself to take my time and to be in the present!