2. Eat Right
Eating lots of refined sugars and processed foods is bad for your body, but it can be bad for your brain as well. Blood sugar spikes and crashes can result in brain fog, so it’s a good idea to eat balanced meals regularly and stick to a diet that’s low in simple carbohydrates. The Mediterranean diet has been associated with improved cognitive function in older adults in particular(5).
3. Control Your Stress Levels
Everyone’s experienced difficulty concentrating in stressful situations – just think of the last time you had to study right before a test and how hard it was. Chronic stress can result in elevated levels of hormones like cortisol, which impact brain function – and it can cause glucose imbalances which result in fatigue and brain cell death(6).
Managing stress levels isn’t always as simple as taking time to smell the roses, but a little can go a long way in terms of controlling your stress – mindfulness-based meditation and other thought exercises can have a big impact on how stressed out you feel in your daily life.