3 WAYS TO CLEAR MENTAL FOG
We’ve all felt it! The brain fog that comes from being stressed and overworked. You’re mentally drained, overwhelmed and exhausted.
The reality is stress will always be apart of your life. It’s important to learn how to deal with it without it letting it negatively affect your health.
Here are 3 simple things you can do today that can lift the fog (and they don’t cost a thing!):
Turn it all off – social media, email, TV, internet and your phone. Focus on what’s real in your life, not what’s happening in others’. Engage with the people around you, introduce yourself to one new person each day, and interact with people you love. Make it a priority to unplug a few days this month, schedule it in your calendar (this works!). You will immediately notice the fog starting to lift.
Fresh air and movement will almost instantly clear brain fog… and it doesn’t have to cost anything! You don’t need to hire a personal trainer or sign up for expensive classes. Chase your kids in the park or find a neighbor to join you for a walk. Even moving for 15 minutes can release chemicals in the body that make you feel good. You never hear anyone say, ‘Oh that walk outside in the fresh air was just terrible’. Get outside and start moving! Your body will be thankful.
The thoughts you feed your brain are SO powerful. Reflect on how you think and who you surround yourself with. What sort of conversations do I have with myself? Are my thoughts positive and uplifting? Or are they pulling me down? Who do I hang out with? Do they help me move forward in my life? Or is it about their drama all the time? We’ve all encountered these type of people–its time to ditch the drama or at least limit your exposure to it.
When you take these simple steps to clear the fog, you will notice a huge weight being lift off your shoulders. These have some amazing physical benefits (bonus health points, yep, we all need them):
Without a doubt, happiness contributes to a longer life. Imagine those National Geographic photos of the old ladies with deep wrinkles and amazing laugh lines. You know they had to deal with some crap along the way, but those permanent laugh lines mean something.
Integrating these healthy habits into your life can improve your overall physical health too. You’ll develop a stronger immune system and be sick less often. These habits also lead to stronger brains and better pumpers (your heart).
Everyone experiences stress and exhaustion. It’s how you deal + prevent them that will set you up for success. When you start applying these simple steps into your life, you’ll gain clarity and peace that will keep you healthy + happy.
Certified Health Coach
+ Clean Eating Expert