What Is Brain Fog & Tips For Coping With It
Hi, my name is Jodanneabella. I am 33-years-old and from England. I am a mental health blogger who also happens to be bipolar and in recovery for addiction. My goals are to help others by sharing my own story as well as useful information. You can follow my blog over at https://myconfessionsofabipolardiva.wordpress.com
What Is Brain Fog?
Brain Fog… And No, I’m not making that up! It is real and I live with it every day. When you get brain fog you lose the ability to use and understand language, it affects your thinking so your unable to multi-task, you lose the ability prioritize important tasks as its affected your concentration as well as the ability to learn and remember new things, it stops you from being able to solve your problems reasonably to plan and execute your plans and lastly you lose the ability to recognize people or places.
I hate having brain fog, I can not even begin to tell you how frustrating and embarrassing it is and yes I do get upset over it as it’s like one minute I’m in a serious conversation and the next moment I have no idea where I am at or what I am doing.
Tips For Coping With Brain Fog
My hope is that these 10 tips can help you to still enjoy your daily life, even when it seems that the struggles make it impossible to do so.
Here are my 10 tips on coping with brain fog:
- Make lots of sticky note reminders
- Create lists and write things down as soon as possible
- Use your mobile phone to set alarm reminders
- Tell someone your plans so that they can help you remember
- Make sure you get plenty of rest if you are able to do so
- Try relaxation techniques like yoga to ease the stress of the fog flare
- Send yourself text message reminders
- Try to focus on only one thing at a time when possible
- Try to forgive others for not understanding or supporting you
- Don’t judge your self to harshly when you do forget things, please remind your self that it is not your fault
Samantha is the author of "My Bipolar Mind: You're not alone," she is also a freelance writer, blogger, and mental health advocate who runs and manages her own mental health blog MyBipolarMind.com.