Lately it feels as if my brain has evaporated and left my head filled with this thick cloud of confusion. I’ll be reading a sentence and it’ll be lost on its way into my mind and I’ll have to start again. No, I’m not going mad (no more than usual anyway), I have a serious case of brain fog.
“What is brain fog?!” I hear you cry.
According to Wikipedia it is:
“Clouding of consciousness, also known as brain fog or mental fog, is a term used in conventional medicine denoting an abnormality in the “regulation” of the “overall level” of consciousness that is mild and less severe than a delirium. The sufferer experiences a subjective sensation of mental clouding described as feeling “foggy” “
Because that was so much help, right?
I’d say that it’s what happens when you get out of bed and leave your brain behind. You become a little zombie-fied; slow moving, easily confused, the sudden urge to eat human flesh… okay, so I’m making the last one up, but you get the picture. No matter how hard I try, things don’t seem to get done. I lack the concentration and the will power to actually do something productive.
“What about this post then? Isn’t that productive?”
Now, it might only take you a few minutes to read this, but it takes me about a half hour to write, twenty minutes to type and around three days to actually publish. And all of that is on a good day.
Considering it takes all of that effort, what is the actual point I’m trying to get across? Well I wanted to find out if there are any fellow foggies out there, and let you know that you’re not alone. I also wanted to tell you non-suffers to go easy on us.
Everyone has bad days. It’s a fact. No exceptions.
So if today is one of those days where nothing goes right, maybe it’s time to give in. Not forever, just until the fog lifts. Give yourself a break and put your feet up. Stare blankly at the tv for a while. Have a bubble bath. Scroll aimlessly through tumblr. Whatever you do, get plenty of rest, and if you don’t feel better in a few days see a doctor. It’s probably nothing serious, but it’s better to know either way.
Until next time, take it easy and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog!