My blogger friend (Mama Lava) talked about her brain fog recently and I thought it was a great subject to blog about also.
Do you deal with it?
I am personally noticing lots of brain fog and my attention span is that of a gnat anymore. Scientists claim the average adult attention span is 8 seconds, goldfish span is 9! I tried to figure out where the fog is coming from but couldn’t stay focused on the subject. Haha Now I just live in the moment and enjoy that.
For me, the leading cause is too much stimuli constantly bombarding us. For instance, how many people do you communicate with and they all have stories of their own (and your brain tries to remember all those details until it gives up)?
Olden days…only had one phone with a cord, so while you were attached to a chair by the phone on the wall, you knew what was happening with one person, on the other end of that phone. Today…talk to one person on the phone, hang up and have to answer 1 on 1 texts, group texts, messenger messages, Facebook posts, WordPress blogs, emails, family members talking. It’s utterly ridiculous!
Sideline problem created by too much stimuli…Worrying…For me, too many forms of communication also cause anxiety. “Did I send Donna the book link we were discussing; I don’t see it in messenger but it could be an email or text or maybe I thought I sent it but didn’t yet? Where did I see the video Susan sent so I can forward it to Julie? What is Jo’s new puppy’s name again? The person Janice asked me to pray for, where is that?” I spend time trying to find my answer but there is no way to keep organized anymore. Philippians 4:4-6
One of my best vacations ever was a place that had no internet. I still remember everything I did at that airbnb, like art journaling, reading and enjoying Women’s Day, which book and chapter of the Bible I studied…all things I wouldn’t normally remember bc of the constant bombardment and distraction of communication methods. Sad but true. I highly encourage unplugged days. A lot of them!
Big picture…Do we really need to focus on the million details by a million communication methods? Are they mostly unneeded distractions? Who gets pleasure from distraction and pulling us away from God? 😈
Keep life simple and communicate with Jesus! HE is the best listener and we don’t need all the electronics to chat with Him. HIS availability is 24/7. No USB, ISP, IPad, cloud, 5G, blah blah blah necessary.
I am curious, if you have brain fog or just plain can’t remember things like you used to, does it bother you or do you just accept it?