Busting brain fog
Brain fog anyone?
I’ve certainly had my fair share – especially navigating menopausal transition time.
Wherever we are in life, we could all do with a clearer, more focussed mind to help our days go smoothly and get through them with more energy and productivity.
3 brain defogging tips
Implementing some simple habits can make a substantial difference. This sounds like it’s just TOO simple – but small positive habits build up to make big differences in our lives. So give these simple practices a try, as suggested by psychiatrist Dr Kelly Brogan :
- Keep your blood sugar stable by starting off the day with a high fat/protein brekky. A breakfast smoothie with added protein and fat, through avocado, nut butters, coconut oil and eggs with cacao powder can be quick and not too heavy.
- Give your mind a mini time-out with a 3 minute breath meditation. Something simple like yoga’s alternate nostril breathing is enough. Or try a Kundalini “Breath of Fire“. The aim is to stop the chatter of our “monkey mind”.
- Get to bed a bit earlier! We really DO need 8+ hours of sleep per night, and an extra hour before midnight will work a lot better than hitting the snooze button in the morning.
Making gentle changes that fit in with your lifestyle is a sustainable way to clear your head and defog your brain.