How to Cure Brain Fog + Feel Awesome!

Hey, if you have brain fog you probably have one of these health issues: cognitive impairment, neck pain, brain fatigue, poor digestion, rashes, headaches, excess weight, trouble sleeping, depression, anxiety, or one of many others.

Reality: Nobody feels 100% all of the time.

I’m writing this article because you CAN feel awesome if you follow a really strict health regime that I’m including here.

Disclaimer #1: It’s really hard to cure brain fog and feel awesome, and pretty much nobody does everything it takes to get better. How long does brain fog last? Taking action, and depending on how terrible you are feeling you may need 2+ weeks completely dedicated to taking care of yourself to clear the brain fog. Untreated, brain fog can last for years.

Disclaimer #2: I’m not a doctor, and if I was then other doctors would consider me a quack. This article is a personal account of what worked for me to clear over a decade of brain fog, neck pain, digestive issues and other symptoms.

Here’s my story for context and so you can see how this plan worked for me…

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Maybe It’s Not All In Your Head

If your car broke down, you would take it to a mechanic.

Sometimes it’s a good mechanic, and sometimes they are so-so.

And it can be hard to tell the difference…

It’s the same with your doctor. I think we have a cognitive bias that doctors know everything that they should AND come to the correct conclusion in your specific case.

It’s not true – doctors can be wrong.

“Doctors are like mechanics.”
— Geoff Martin

Following are two specific examples of when my doctors were very wrong, and the point is you should have healthy skepticism when visiting yours.

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My Detailed Notes From Hiring An Assistant On Upwork

A few months back I hired a virtual assistant on Upwork; she’s a star.

In total I shortlisted 19 candidates, and interviewed 13 (11 women and 2 men, which was roughly the same ratio of applicants). The average call length was 13 minutes 57 seconds. This post includes my detailed notes on each of the candidates I interviewed, including their strengths and weaknesses. This post is just one perspective, mine, and my hope is that it will help you succeed in your future applications.

First, a little about the job I hired for…

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My Favourite Netflix Hack

Netflix is an insidious monster eating your life.

Seriously, Netflixzilla is right up there with low job satisfaction, sitting in traffic and air pollution.

Why?

Because the Big Netty is leeching your time via “binge watching”; two words that when they come together you should completely loathe.

Here’s what’s up…

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Beware Books with Subtitles

Awhile back I published a list of books I read; I wanted to be seen as someone that reads a lot of books.

And it works, friends would say “Michael, you read a lot of books.”

“I know”, I’d reply, nodding my head in smug agreement.

And then it got carried away…

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“I don’t use laundry detergent” and 7 Other Things I Do Differently Than You

A few weeks back I submitted my website to a user experience app; it helps you understand what an unknown visitor is thinking by providing quick video reviews. The reviewer looked at my site, muttered “pretty typical content” and then went back to her weekend. For Julie H. in North Carolina that was just another Saturday, but for me it was mildly scarring. I refuse to publish ANYTHING that is typical, and today’s post is another example of me sharing focussed nonsense that you won’t read anywhere else. In today’s post I’m sharing 9 things I do differently than you; at best this may inspire you to reconsider your defaults, but more likely you will realize I’m a total weirdo. Here’s the list…

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How to Get Out of a Slump: 5 Day Plans

I think about the future a lot.

I think about where I’m going to live, and what I’m going to work on, and how it’s going to feel.

And while I believe thinking is a great first step to planning, it’s not always the best trade off in brain power. All the energy you spend thinking about five years or ten years from now could go into taking action this week instead.

Whenever I’m feeling totally in a slump, I use a strategy I call Five Day Plans to get out of it. Five Day Plans is the only way I’ve been able to successfully build multiple habits at once. And I believe that building multiple habits at once is a powerful force multiplier for performing at your best.

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My Pledge to End Child Slavery

I want my life’s work to be ending child slavery.

But I have a problem…

For years I’ve put the emphasis on the “want” instead of “work”. The result is that I’ve done nearly nothing to progress my goal or to help actual enslaved children. I have all kinds of excuses for delaying this:

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