Having trouble concentrating? Can’t figure out your work project or task? Brain fog at work is a more common issue. Try different strategies to break out of the brain fog.
If something is too hard to figure out, ask for help and don’t put it off or BS your way around it. It will only get you in more of a bind.
Google reputable sites (Google Scholar might be better) for help figuring out your dilemma. Ask questions of your team and perhaps even your supervisor.
It is better to be up-front and admit that you need a bit of help or some extra time. Be honest – lies catch up and make you paranoid.
To pretend that you know something when you don’t – is dishonest and eventually will fall apart on you.
See if you can trade a task with a team member and take care of theirs.
Don’t take on more than you can handle – learn to say “no” and mean it.
Agree to only as much as you know you can do, then ask for more once you get those done.
The more you practice your tasks and projects the better you will get. Just keep working at it.
Don’t be scared of a review or meeting – it can freeze up your ability to concentrate. Put the thought away and continue to do your best work. Do not catastrophize – do not have a gloomy outlook of future events – deal with the outcomes IF they happen but after they happen.
Learn to say "NO." Don’t take on more than you can reasonably handle.
Use relaxation techniques and do some activity – jog or skate or something to get your heart rate up. Play music – classical and other music can help your brain re-engage. Listen to music or play an instrument – great for your brain which will help build better connections in many ways. Do yoga.
Make a to-do list – but reasonable – put only one to a few doable tasks per day – don’t get overwhelmed by a whole list and freeze up not knowing what to do first. Prioritize – then do one task at a time and chalk it off when done. Make steps for any task needing you to keep track of parts of the process.
The more you practice the above, the easier certain things become. As they say “practice makes perfect” and rewires your brain to function better! Good-bye brain fog!
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