Burn Off Your Brain Fog - Mind Body Paddle

Burn Off Your Brain Fog

Burn Off Your Brain Fog

Are you suffering from brain fog that makes you dull and your work day drag on longer than it needs to?

Wouldn’t you rather be clear, focused, and get your work done efficiently so you have more time for the things that bring you joy?!

If you answered yes, read on to learn how you can burn off your brain fog. It’s time to start thinking and experiencing life clearly again.

Here are 3 ways to burn off your brain fog and get clear:
Eat Lunch, Give Up Your Afternoon Snack

Have you noticed that your brain fog is worse in the afternoon? It seems that we’ve resigned ourselves to accept the late afternoon crash as part of life.

To avoid the crash you may turn to a mid-afternoon snack thinking it will give you energy. Unfortunately, that mid-afternoon snack is most likely the cause of your brain fog and low energy, not the cure.

Instead, eat a good sized, nutritious lunch between noon and 2 p.m. Eat enough to sustain your mind and body for the entire afternoon so you don’t turn to snacks, especially sugary snacks.

According to Ayurveda, when your digestive system runs clean, you experience a clear mind. When you snack between meals you overload your digestion leaving it without enough power to process what you’ve eaten. That means everything slows down and feels sluggish – both your body and your mind.

Think of your digestion as a fire. You want your digestive fire to burn efficiently so you can transform your food into nutrients and burn off your brain fog. Eating a good lunch and giving up snacks in between meals will help power your digestion and clear your mind.

Take a Walk

Feel stuck in a cycle of thinking in circles?  It’s almost like trying to find your way in a thick fog with zero visibility. There’s a sense that if you just think a little harder the answer will come, but then you end up back where you started.

Guess what won’t help you get out of the fog? Staying where you are and doing/thinking the same thing over and over again.

Break the cycle. Get up and go for a walk. There’s a reason folks often refer to walking outside as an opportunity to clear your head. It’s been working since the dawn of humanity.

If you’re about to tell me that you don’t have time for a walk, let me ask you this – do you have time to keep sitting at your desk thinking in circles with no answers? What would happen if you got up, went for a 1o minute walk to feel the sunshine on your face, and you came back with more clarity? Would that 10 minutes be worth it? I think so.

You don’t need an hour walk, 10 minutes is enough. Try it and burn off your brain fog.

Reset

One of the best tools for clearing your mind is a digestive reset. As mentioned above, when your digestive fire burns efficiently, it will help burn off your brain fog too.

I’m not talking about an empty cleanse designed by weight obsessed Hollywood. The type of cleanse I’m referring to is nourishing to your body and your mind. It’s an act of self-care, not self-deprivation.

This type of cleanse is designed to clear out and reset your digestive tract. It consists of eating a mono-diet of a delicious stew called Kitchari made with mung beans, basmati rice, veggies and digestive spices.

Eating this type of mono-diet, even for 1 day, can be beneficial in eliminating brain fog. I recommend a minimum of 3 days to get the most benefits.

As my coaching client Kayla said after doing this cleanse reset with me: “I was indecisive, overwhelmed, had brain fog so thick it would be deadly on a busy highway…I joined the fall cleanse in October. That was profound for me!…My mind, decisions, emotions are all within my control rather than controlling me.”

Look up a recipe for Kitchari and try it for a day or up to 3 days. You’ll be nourishing yourself and burning off your brain fog at the same time. It’s a win-win.

Stop living in a fog of low energy, frustration and wasted time. Take back your time to do the things you love with the people you love with a clear mind.

If you want support implementing these brain fog burning strategies, join me and a group of like-minded, supportive women for my Guided Spring Cleanse. Click here to learn more and register to clear your mind and lighten your body in 5 days.

 

From the blog

The one quality every leader should have

You are a leader whether you think of yourself as a leader or not. Even if you don’t see yourself as a leader in an organization or business, you are the leader of YOUR life. There is no greater responsibility than that. If you’re like me, you want to have a positive impact on the

Read More »

How to Boof: Whitewater Master Class with Anna

If you’re afraid of rocks when you’re whitewater kayaking, then it’s time for you to learn how to boof. Boofing is an important technique that allows you to work with rocks instead of being afraid of them. If you want to be a confident, courageous and proficient whitewater kayaker, it’s imperative that you cultivate a

Read More »

How to clear frustration out of your life

Have you ever felt miserable, wanted to feel better, but forgot how? I share mindset tools all the time on this blog, but the last few weeks I forgot to use them for myself. Then my coach asked me a super powerful question that had me stop in my tracks. I was complaining to him

Read More »

Get in touch!

Do you have a question? Would you like to connect and have a conversation or learn more about an upcoming retreat? Fill out the form below.