Working from home is a huge blessing when things are ‘normal’ and it’s been a blessing in the last few weeks as my routine during the day isn’t hugely different. I’m very conscious that’s not always the case for people. But even though I am relatively blessed with this, yesterday was a real brain fog day. I’m not the only one - on a couple of calls I discovered I am definitely not unique in this - but it seems as though the stress may be affecting me more than I realised. The sentences I started but was unable to finish, because I couldn’t remember what I was talking about, made me stop and evaluate.
Brain fog is caused by many things: stress, grief, medication, illness, vitamin deficiency, hormones, fatigue. It hampers the clarity of our thinking and reduces our own confidence in ability to perform as usual. But there are things we can do to help improve matters. Exercise, good nutrition, healthy sleep patterns, effective relaxation and all those elements of a healthy lifestyle that support our well-being will improve our brain fog.
So, I will be having an early night tonight, practising good sleep hygiene, eating well and I will be continuing to take the vitamin B12 supplement as advised for my anaemia. Maybe tomorrow my brain will feel less foggy.