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Beat Afternoon Brain Fog

It’s Hump Day, and you look up from your computer only to realize it’s only 2pm. You’re starting to feel a little sluggish from the carb loaded lunch you ate at 11am and now you feel like just taking a nap! Does this sound familiar? So, what do you do? Your losing focus, zoning out and yawning to beat the band. You may be suffering from Brain Fog! Don’t be alarmed, you are like millions of others who struggle with brain fog every weekday. Brain fog is common, but that doesn't mean it’s normal. Let’s take a deep dive into the causes of brain fog.

Brain fog is a lack of mental clarity and poor concentration that can feel like your head is in the clouds. To some, brain fog feels like mental fatigue, whereas others describe feeling forgetful or dazed. It is not a disease but can be signs of another medical or health issue or it can be a result of medication.

I am not a doctor, and I don’t even play one on TV, but as a seasoned Health and Fitness Specialist, I can tell you that the biggest cause of brain fog and that afternoon lag is lifestyle choices.

Now we need to address what lifestyles changes you may need to make to finally rid yourself of that afternoon fog.

Do you struggle falling asleep or staying asleep?

Up until about 3 months ago, I struggled every night to fall asleep and I found myself pacing the floor, nibbling unhealthy snacks, and reaching for a glass of wine in hopes that would woo me to sleep. Honestly, no sleep, just empty calories, and a morning headache. But then I was introduced to Joy’s new CBD Gummies made specifically to help with sleep. I have found that taking one delicious gummy 30 minutes before bed, I fall asleep within a few minutes and sleep all night. Amazingly waking up refreshed and ready to go. Since I started sleeping better, my afternoon lag is gone. Before the Sleep Gummies were introduced, I used Joy Organics Broad Spectrum CBD Softgels with Melatonin + CBN for Sleep. Honestly, I really enjoy the gummies😊 It is always nice to have options

Become one with nature whenever you get a chance, even if it is only stepping away from work for a 5-minute break in the fresh air.

Try to add 15-30 minutes of movement every day– and make it fun!

When you’re groggy with brain fog, exercise is often the last thing you want to do. In this case, however, a brisk walk outside could be the very thing to pull your head out of the clouds and restore your sharp focus. It stimulates blood flow moving oxygen through your body and up to your brain. It helps improve memory and thinking. So, why not move and groove!

Choose your lunch and snacks wisely! Food is fuel. Without the right nutrients, your brain struggles to function. Set yourself up for a focused and productive afternoon with a healthy lunch that supports mood, energy, and cognition. Some of the best foods to eat are foods rich in antioxidants (colorful fruits and vegetables), B vitamins (lean meats, organ meats, beans, eggs, and dark leafy greens), and omega-3 fatty acids (cold water fish, avocado, nuts, and seeds).

Keep a stress-relief tactic on hand. Stress is a silent killer and not only affects how you feel emotionally, but it also impacts how your brain and body function – right down to a cellular level. Studies show that stress weakens the nervous system, exhausting your mental energy and reducing your ability to think clearly. Managing stress well isn’t a quick fix – it’s a lifestyle. Look for simple adjustments you can make to reduce your stress load. My go to stress reliever is drug-free, non-invasive, and medical grade PEACE Super Patch. Just saying it melts the stress away. So, when I feel a bit overwhelmed, I put a Peace Patch on my forearm and within a few minutes I feel more relaxed, less stressed, and ready to conquer whatever comes my way. At night, I unwind at with a warm bath and add a CBD bath bomb.

The afternoon slump may be common, but that doesn’t mean you have to struggle through it! When brain fog starts to interfere with your work, school, or social life, it’s time to take action.

Put a PEACE Super Patch on and enjoy the rest of the day!

Tippy Missick, a seasoned Fitness Professional, is an associate with Joy Organics and VoxxLife. She is driven by her passion for providing clear and accessible fitness and wellness education. In 1980, she started her Fitness and Wellness Business that has provided many opportunities to help others age more actively. She has had the opportunity to help people all over the east coast and now internationally.

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