Manifestations of Brainfog
Brainfog is the cognitive disturbance, inability to remember, or stay focused. For instance:
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“The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.”
Despite the term used to describe this collective set of symptoms, brainfog can be personally devastating. It is easy to become distracted, embarrassed, or isolated. We fear others will take our memory lapses personally, especially if it is a name or an outing we planned. But it’s important to be easy on ourselves when we experience mental fogginess, because sending negative information to our already foggy brain perpetuates the problem even further.
So, be kind to yourself and to those around you. If someone says you forgot something, you probably did. Own up to it instead of arguing a mute point. Eventually, those important to us will begin to understand, but they can only accept it if we do.
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