Four Fast Fixes to Improve Mental Clarity and Boost Your Memory

Four Fast Fixes to Improve Mental Clarity and Boost Your Memory

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You are the dauntless renegade who can excite your team, create incredible strategies for growth, and discover solutions to your company’s struggles and you want to make it look effortless.

Or you used to be, but lately you’re just not firing on all cylinders.

You’ve noticed that your memory is terrible, you feel like you’re living life on autopilot, and you are endlessly distracted and can’t stay focused. While it may be stress or fatigue playing a role, there are some simple and effective ways to banish the brain fog and get your skills back.

Take Breaks and Stop Multitasking

Sometimes the simplest solution is the most effective. If you’re working around the clock, you eat at your desk, you send emails during meetings, and you’re constantly on the go, you’re brain can’t keep up. Think of it like having too many apps going on your phone. Eventually it will start slowing down. It’s the same principle with your brain.

If you find yourself drifting, unable to focus, or not remembering what you’re working on, do the mental equivalent of turning your brain off and on and take a ten-minute break. Get some fresh air or grab a quick bite. When you get back, focus on one thing at a time and see if you notice a difference in how much you retain and how focused you are on the task at hand.

Ditch the Sugar

Foods high in refined sugar like candy, baked goods, and sodas, spike your blood sugar and lead to an inevitable crash, leaving you tired, irritable, and foggy feeling. While this is temporary, diets high in refined sugar can lead to continual problems with mental clarity.

Diets high in added sugar reduce your brain’s ability to create the chemical called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). BDNF is necessary for creating and accessing memory, cognitive thinking, and other mental function, so when you’re not making as much of it, you’re going to struggle.

Sugar is also a major factor in chronic inflammation, which leads us to…

Get Checked for Chronic Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is caused by your immune system attacking healthy tissues. Why would your immune system turn on your body like that? Often, it’s from untreated illness, undiagnosed food sensitivities, or gut issues. Sugar, gluten, and dairy often trigger food sensitivities and upset the delicate lining in the intestine, leading to the immune system releasing inflammatory cells to try and recover.

This endless onslaught of inflammatory cells leads to chronic inflammation and causes:

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Joint pain

  • Digestive problems

  • Rashes and skin problems

  • Brain fog and poor mental clarity

If you’re struggling with any of these symptoms on a regular basis, talk to your medical practitioner about getting tested for chronic inflammation.

Boost Your B12

Vitamin B12 is necessary in making red blood cells, brain function, and DNA synthesis. It’s estimated that 40 percent of the U.S. population suffer from a Vitamin B12 deficiency. Symptoms include fatigue and brain fog, and if left untreated, it could develop into Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia, in which your body doesn’t have enough red blood cells.  

While only a blood test can tell you if you’re deficient, you can also try adding foods rich in B12 to your diet or taking a supplement. Foods rich in B12 include trout, salmon, and eggs, but you can also take a good-quality B12 supplement.

If these fast fixes don’t provide the mental clarity you need to perform on an executive level both at work and in your personal life, the root cause may lie in hormonal disruption.

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