Brain Fog is a lay term to describe fluctuating mild memory loss that is inappropriate for a person’s age. It may include forgetfulness, spaciness, confusion, decreased ability to pay
attention, an inability to focus, and difficulty in processing information.
For me, I describe it as feeling like there is cotton in my head that I am trying to push through to no avail. I knew today would be a challenge when I left my purse that contained my credit cards, money, medicine etc. at the neighborhood coffee shop for over two hours without realizing it was gone. Luckily, some wonderful person turned it in to the manager and nothing was stolen. Phew! So I decided to try and combat the fog by going a on a walk to see if that would get my mind working, but despite my best efforts the fog was still present.
On brain fogging weeks and days, I often find it helpful to keep myself organized by making lists of the priority items that I really need to get done so I don't forget anything important. Non-essential tasks can wait. Besides that, I just try to roll with the fogginess, not put too much pressure on myself, and move forward with my day the best that I can and look forward to it LIFTING. Because I know that it eventually will.
How do you get through those brain fog days? Do tell!