You know those times when there is so much noise going on in the outside world that it has crept into your internal world and is causing havoc. Pretty much like the last few years here in America.
You can’t think straight and may not even be able to see straight. Things are confusing and you can’t make a decision to save your life. Yes this is a real thing and it happens to people every single day. The truth is though it doesn't have to be society or the economy that is causing too much noise, it can be your daily life that is causing it.
Just brain fog itself can be exhausting and overwhelming. The best way to clear brain fog though is a good session in the outdoors.
Here is how to clear that brain fog by utilizing the outdoors:
1. Stop what you are doing and go for a quick walk outside. Here is a quick story of when I did this and what it triggered. If you don't know by now I am creating a new backpack line for Everyday People Outdoors. This is a one of a kind backpack that will take a woman from the boardroom to the backwoods or from the office to the outdoors. Well I was frustrated one day with finding the right partner to manufacturer this for me and I was at my whits end. I felt like I couldn't even think of logical next steps because there was so much fog in my brain. I got up and went for a walk. While walking I remembered someone from my past that does apparel and I reached out right there on the walk. I met with him and he introduced me to two people that could help. I never would have thought of that guy had I not gotten up and went for a walk.
2. Step outside for five deep breaths. Sometimes you are not in a place where you can go for a walk, sometimes when I travel for business I don't have the means to go for a walk, but just stepping outside to take in five deep breaths can do the trick to clear away the brain fog. I love to do this in the early morning before the rest of the world is awake. It is as simple as stepping outside taking in five deep breaths and allowing your mind to clear.
3. Get Away! I know this one may not be as simple as the other two but it can be. I feel like my body knows when I need to go camping, after 15 years I think it has caught on. I will start to feel it internally when I need to get away and spend some long periods of time in nature. For you it may not be easy to plan a getaway so just a simple drive with the windows down can help. Let the air blow through your hair or through the car at least if you have no hair and take it in. Back country roads are perfect for this. Just get away.
Brain fog is a real thing and it stinks when you are trying to get stuff done. When it creeps in take a few minutes and do the things I mention above, you will come back stronger, I promise.