This morning, I had a freak-out moment while procrastinating about getting ready for work.
I’ve felt sluggish the past few weeks. Mental fogginess has set in. Also, I’ve been having trouble remembering things. Ruh Roh…that indicates a problem.
There are a few things that I do ritually in the morning:
1. drink a cup of coffee; and
2. watch the morning news.
With a mug of coffee in hand and the national news on a commercial break, I flipped the channel…to an infomercial. That was a smart move because everyone knows that infomercials are much more informative than regular commercials (cough).
The program fooled me at first because it was disguised as a talk show. A smart-looking doctor sat on one side of the table. A well-dressed host sat opposite. They were talking about improving Mental Edge. Hummm…that interested me.
The smart-looking doctor said that…by age 4o…up to 40% of brain power is lost.
I’m 40! I’m having brain fog! Yesterday, I couldn’t remember someone’s name 2 minutes after they introduced themselves. Last week, I forgot where I put my keys. I haven’t been able to balance my bank account. Aghh! 40% of my brain must be toast!
CUE THE FREAK OUT MOMENT.
Then…the well-dressed host introduced the star of the show… a miracle cure for mental clarity. A bottle of pills for $19.99. And, if I called right away, they’d double the deal.
So, the “doctor” told everyone watching channel 19 this morning that 40% of our brains were gone. Why? To scare people into calling the 1-800 number. Please, don’t ever tell me that I only have half a brain…unless of course you know me…and believe it to be true. 😦
To help clear brain fog, increase oxygen flow in your body. Take a walk or do some form of exercise. Try it – I swear it helps.
What’s the status of your mental edge? Do you have any advice for keeping it sharp?