How to Deal with Brain Fog for Maximum Productivity at Work

Have you ever woken up with “less mental clarity than usual?” Maybe accompanied by feelings of mental exhaustion, confusion, and a blockage or “fog” that you just can’t explain?

If this feeling or feelings are familiar to you, chances are that you have experienced brain fog at one point or another – a condition that usually affects individuals who are experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety.

Sometimes, brain fog can be a sign of a more serious condition, and it is advisable to have yourself checked by a health professional if this is a condition that affects you from time to time.

However, brain fog is pretty common and can affect just about anyone. It can also be avoided or cured through lifestyle changes (as long as there are no underlying health issues).

Signs of Brain Fog:

According to MedicalNewsToday, the signs of brain fog can include the following:

  • Mental and physical fatigue
  • Forgetfulness
  • Confusion
  • Feeling “spaced-out”
  • Trouble thinking or organizing words

 Does Brain Fog Affect Productivity at Work?

According to Michele Ellis-Williams, home care coach and serial entrepreneur, brain fog does affect productivity in the workplace.

“Productivity in the workplace is directly connected to how well or poorly the brain is able to function. Now, with brain fog, the capacity to think, remember, and understand things may not work as it should, and this can temporarily affect productivity levels. The same can be said when one’s mental clarity is at its best – their thinking, remembering and understanding capabilities are likely to be clear too, and this can enhance their productivity,” says Coach Michele.

So, as long as your brain fog is not related to an underlying health condition, what can you do to avoid or cure a bout of brain fog?

Natural Ways to Fix a Bout of Brain Fog:

“While I’m not in any way qualified to give medical or expert advice on this matter, I have experienced brain fog at one point or another, and I do find that the feeling tends to hit when I’m not getting enough sleep. What works for me in such circumstances is getting more sleep while trying to maintain a more regular sleep routine. Eating healthy, exercising, and staying well hydrated also clears up my mind and enhances the quality of my sleep. Engaging in stress-relieving activities, such as reading, meditating, and spending time with loved ones also helps a lot,” explains Coach Michele.


The information shared in this particular piece is meant for informational purposes only, not diagnostic or treatment purposes. If you are currently experiencing what seems to be brain fog, you are strongly advised to consult a medical expert to rule out the possibilities of a more serious underlying issue.