Recently I’ve been suffering from brain fog after a stressful time in my life. So I recently started using meditation for clarity so I can clear my mind and see things with better perspective.
As a meditation teacher who meditates every day, I usually have excellent clarity and can focus my mind. But you know what it is like. Sometimes life gets on top of us, we get stressed, and amongst the noise and business of life we get lost and confused. It happens to us all at one time or another.
The good news is that we can use meditation for clarity any time we get brain fog. This leads us to being confused, unable to focus, and also makes it hard to remember things.
This is where meditation comes in. You can use meditation to reset and quieten your mind [READ: How To Quiet Your Mind With Meditation].
Meditation works because it reduces the primary causes of brain fog.
The common causes of brain fog are stress, anxiety, depression, new medications, and simply having so much going on that the mind becomes too full of information, making it impossible to see things clearly.
Meditation helps with all these causes of brain fog. So no matter the reason why you have brain fog, meditation will help.
Let me show you how I am personally using meditation for clarity today and how you can do the same. And you might also like to read my article about using meditation for focus and concentration.
How I’m personally using meditation for clarity today
I have a lot of stress going on in my life right now for personal reasons related to my health. So I am spending even more time meditating than usual.
What types of meditation am I using? Just some simple breathing meditations.
The best meditations for brain fog and clarity are the simple ones. Which makes sense when you think about it. When we get grain fog it is often because we have a lot of complex situations going on in our lives. We have stress and pressure, which creates too many thoughts.
The solution to complexity, of course, is simplicity. By focusing the mind on something simple, namely the breath, we give the mind and opportunity to clear and regain focus. So be sure to read that link above.
If you negative thoughts and brain fog, these meditations will give you clarity
Three of the main causes of brain fog are stress, anxiety and depression. These conditions inhibit our ability to think clearly. When the mind becomes flooded with negative thoughts it becomes impossible to see clearly.
The way back to clarity is to reduce those negative thoughts and clear the mind.
Meditation is the very best thing for this. By meditating we quieten the mind and clear away negative thoughts. There are various meditations that can help with this. To help you, I’ve written a tutorial on how to remove negative thoughts.
If you want to use meditation for clarity of mind…
Maybe what you’re really after is just a clear mind. There are some powerful meditations for clarity of mind. When we meditate we reduce the whirlwind of thoughts and feelings that can blind us to reality.
Meditation is literally like cleaning the windscreen on your car. When there’s too much dirt and too many smudges on your windscreen you can’t see what’s in front of you. Same with the mind. When you have too many thoughts and feelings you can’t see straight. So you need to clean your mind.
In my experience as a meditation teacher, some of the best meditations for clarity are auditory meditations. Check out my guide to sound healing techniques for more on this.
My personal favorite type of sound healing is Tibetan Singing Bowl meditation. Take a look at that link for more on this.
Simple solution if your brain fog stops you meditating
One of the slight problems when using meditation for brain fog is that it can be hard to focus enough to actually get into the meditation practice.
If you try to sit to meditate but you find that your mind simply will not focus, I have a few recommendations for you.
For starters, limit yourself to the very easy meditation techniques. I’d recommend that you take a look at my tutorial on mindfulness for beginners.
That tutorial makes it very easy to get into mindfulness even if you have never tried it before.
Another alternative is to not even meditate but just surround yourself with relaxing things. For instance, go for a walk in the forest for a day, sit by the lake or by the waterfall, or spend time in any other place that is quiet and relaxing.
Natural environments calm your mind without you even needing to actually meditate. This is especially good if your home is too busy and noisy. If your home is making it hard to relax, you might like to read my guide to making your home Zen.
Use these meditations for clarity and brain fog will vanish
Meditation is the very best solution for brain fog. When we meditate we calm the mind and we slow down the perpetual cycle of thoughts that can make it difficult to see straight. We also reduce the symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression, which are three of the most common causes of brain fog and lack of clarity.
I personally like to spend 20 minutes meditating in the morning so my mind is clear for the rest of the day.
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