Do you ever experience brain fog?
What even is brain fog? It’s not technically a medical condition, but it is a set of symptoms that affect your ability to think. Like that uncomfortable feeling of being spaced out. You walk into a room and can’t remember what you came in for. Or you’re mid-story and forget what you’re saying.
If the cause is lack of sleep or excessive drinking, the cure is simple… not always easy, but simple enough.
But when it comes back to stress, the way out is a little more complicated. Usually, stress isn’t from just one thing. We take on too much at work while trying to run a household and raise kids or finish goals while prioritizing health, and then you’re thinking about a career change or losing a job and finances are tight, or the world shuts down and everyone’s getting sick…
There are endless reasons we’re all a little more stressed out than usual.
And we know how much stress affects our health. Or at least you should. It affects every aspect of health, including your susceptibility to disease. But often, we push through anyways because all this shit needs to get done.
So when it starts to shut down your mind too, is that when you’ll finally listen? And if the daily to-dos need to get done regardless, what can we actually do to clear our heads and think better again?
That’s what we’re talking about today.
Our guest is Dr. Jill Weber. She is a clinical psychologist who works with people managing anxiety. She is the author of “Be Calm: Proven Techniques to Stop Anxiety Now” and writes a blog for Psychology Today.
We Will Learn
- How brain fog sets a stage for learned helplessness.
- How to overcome survival mode with emotional awareness.
- Actionable steps to dealing with brain fog in the moment and long term.
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