Brain Fog: 3 Tips to Help Improve Your Clarity of Thought

April 20, 2021

Brain Fog: 3 Tips to Help Improve Your Clarity of Thought

Do you find yourself with brain fog, a condition often known as a cloudy headed feeling? Those who experience brain fog often find it hard to focus or concentrate and to remember things. When that happens, every task you do takes longer to do. So here are three things you should do to help improve your thinking capabilities.


1. Clear Up Clutter

When there is chaos around you, your can't think clearly. So if there is a huge mess around your work space, it can stress you out whether you realize it or not. Clutter can have a negative impact on your mind and health so start de-cluttering as soon as you can. One of our favorite inspirations in de-cluttering is Marie Kondo's book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up". You too can draw some inspiration and start de-cluttering and organizing your home in small focused categories until you can turn it into a daily habit.


2. Avoid Multi-Tasking

Sometimes you think that if you multi-task you can get a lot more done. But your concentration suffers a lot when you multitask. In fact, it may actually cause you to spend more time than if you did those tasks separately of each other. Try focusing on one task at a time. Remove distractions such as your electronic device to avoid the temptation to switch in between tasks. Also, keep in mind that what may be urgent may not necessarily be important. So give up unimportant tasks and respond only to what is important.


3. Don't Get Too Comfortable

To a certain degree, being comfortable can have a positive impact on our mental health. When we feel good, our brain releases dopamine and serotonin which can cause us to feel happy. However, being too comfortable all the time can be detrimental to our brain. When we are in that state of mind, not taking time to challenge ourselves, our brain or thinking ability can waste away. So take the time to keep learning new skills, stay busy, and be willing to seek out new adventures. In this way we can improve our mental clarity.