Help with Brain Fog - Reading Practice, Part 2

Help with Brain Fog - Reading Practice

Brain fog can cause problems with focus, memory and language. This is Part 2 of the 3-part reading practice. It will help to further “exercise” your brain.

For this part, you’ll select easy-reading paperback or hardcover books. You’ll find that the books further challenge your brain. However, as you continue, reading will become easier. And, you’ll notice the effects on your brain fog.

You may have some difficulty moving from magazines to books. If this occurs, talk with your coach. They may suggest that you continue with magazines for a while or shorten your reading time.

If during the practice, your brain fog symptoms or other symptoms (e.g headache) get worse, you should stop reading. Rest for a while in a dark, quiet room. 

Instructions

Materials: For Part 2 here, we’d like you to use a paperback or hardcover book.

When: Once a day for 3 weeks.

Where: In a quiet place without distractions.

What: Read the book for 20 to 30 minutes.

After: Rest your brain for a few minutes. Close your eyes. Take a slow deep breath in through your nose, then breathe out through your mouth.

Repeat 5-10 times.

You’ve completed the practice.

Book Choices

Choose a book that interests you. You can use one that you already have, borrow one from a friend, get one from the library, or buy one.

We want you to choose a book that isn’t too difficult (i.e. easy-reading, light reading, beach read). Most popular novels are written at a reading level that suits this practice.

Some pointers:

  • Ask a friend, family member, or librarian for suggestions.

  • Read a book by an author with whom you’re already comfortable. Or reread a favorite book.

  • Choose a book that isn’t too long or that contains short stories.

  • Try a young adult book.

  • Search for “light reading” on the Internet or on a website like Goodreads.