Water Can Assist In Reducing Brain Fog?
Posted on Tuesday, October 01 2019 05:35:00 PM in News by Narelle Pines
Sometimes, our day-to-day makes our heads feel like they’re full of cotton wool. Luckily, there are a few ways to clear it out.
Brain fog can happen to the best of us. Those days when you feel like your head is nothing but fuzz and you can’t focus on anything in front of you…sometimes you can’t even defer the inevitable successfully.
You’re just floating through your day without being able to do much of anything, you can’t even think clearly.
An array of thing can cause brain fog - an array of things such as lack of sleep, poor diet or overworking, a lot of the solutions are often things that you need to fix in the long-term.
Of course, it’s incredibly important to take steps towards a better food plan, a healthier sleeping pattern and perhaps a lifestyle detox. However, for those of you sitting in work right now suffering from brain fog, these things aren’t helpful for this very moment.
So what kind of instant alterations can you make that will help rid your mind of brain fog? Here is a few handy tips.
Clear the clutter
If you’re struggling to focus on your work, give yourself a break to tidy up the clutter in your workspace.
The same goes for your emails and calendar of appointments. If every time you open something and it feels cluttered, give it a clear out and see if that clears some of the brain fog too.
Go for a walk
This is one of our favourite go-to tips for anything related to stress, feeling overwhelmed, unable to focus or just can’t think creatively.
If you take five or 10 minutes to walk away from your desk and get out in the fresh air, you will be amazed how much that can help clear your mind.
Sip water constantly
One of the causes of brain fog can be dehydration, so make sure you’re drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
Even if you’re not particularly dehydrated but instead you’re suffering from low energy or lack of sleep, a glass of cold water can wake up your brain and keep you alert in the moment.
Be sure to keep hydrated when you leave work too and get a good night’s sleep later.
Get a fruity snack
The right snack can also be a good source of energy, provided they’re the natural goodness ones. If your mind is particularly fuzzy, a sweet treat like a banana might be a great option for a good burst of energy.
Get your sugary energy boost from a piece of fruit or, if you’re really craving something sweeter, dark chocolate might be the answer.
Brainstorm with someone
If you’re struggling to think things through properly, bouncing ideas off of someone else can be a good way to clear the cobwebs from your mind and get your thoughts flowing.
It’s a good idea to do this face-to-face with someone as it’s more effective than email and will get you into a better workflow than sitting at a computer trying to think of ideas.
Not to mention that physically getting up and walking over to someone else’s desk to talk to them will also help clear that pesky brain fog.
Clearing brain fog can be slightly different for everyone, so figure out what works best for you, and then look at addressing the bigger picture of getting more sleep, less stress and a healthy diet.