On Wednesday I wrote a blog in response to the daily prompt of foggy. I wrote about what people who have multiple sclerosis call “cog fog”. I cited an article from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s website. You can find the blog post here.
Today I got my update from Multiple Sclerosis News Today, and it featured an article titled Nine Ways to Manage Brain Fog. It lists the following suggestions:
- Write things down. I certainly like my iPad and smart phone!
- Exercise the body. I definitely see the exercises I do are vital to my overall health!
- Exercise the mind. I enjoy my jigsaw puzzles and playing the game of mah-jongg.
- Pick the right time of day. For me it’s in the morning.
- Eat a brain healthy diet. My eating habits over the last four years after being diagnosed have definitely improved!
- Get plenty of rest. I enjoyed my 8 to 9 hours of sleep at night.
- Go easy on yourself. I definitely enjoy my downtime after at time of too much stimulation.
- Organize your home. My analytical mind helps me here. I have every thing in it’s proper place.
- Plan ahead. Sometimes this works, but if a bad day surprises me, I have to change plans at the moment’s notice. However, it’s good to plan a slow day after a really busy day.
I am sure these strategies can help with other chronic illnesses. Please share with me some of your ideas about these nine ways to manage brain fog. I love to hear other suggestions! We learn best from each other!
As a sidenote, I’ve decided to organize my weekly blogging schedule. Actually this is another way for me to manage my brain fog. Sometimes it is hard to figure out what I’m going to say in each of my blogs. I like the daily prompts, they really help. And I will still do some of those along the way as well.
I will be keeping my Sunday Devotion. But I’m going to rename it Scriptures for Sunday. Then on Monday, I will continue my quotes, but I will call it Monday Musings. I will include more positive living type of quotes. Then on Wednesday I will do a blog called Wednesday’s Word, which will be devoted to some of my favorite scriptures. It will be different from Sunday, in that I will add less discussion and narrative. On Fridays, as you see above, I will do a blog called Fearless Fridays. You may know that my recent book is called Fearless. It is about my struggle through grief and finding hope and victory after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. So Fearless Fridays will be focused on topics concerning multiple sclerosis.
I will take this new schedule out for a spin and see how it works! Please let me know what you think!