LOVEYOURBRAIN TIP: COGNITIVE FATIGUE

Here’s a great article ( http://www.loveyourbrain.com/blog/brain-health/loveyourbrain-tip-understant-cognitive-fatigue) to help understand your cognitive fatigue

Here are three steps you can take to become more aware of your cognitive fatigue and to manage your time more mindfully:

1. Rate your fatigue level throughout the day

  • Use a 1-5 scale (1 = fatigued, 5 = no fatigue)
  • Chart your fatigue after various activities (physical, social, cognitive, etc.)

2. Review your fatigue levels after tracking for 7-10 days

  • Identify times of the day when you have the most vs. the least fatigue
  • Identify types of activities where you have the most vs. the least fatigue

3. Use the information you have gained to:

  • Schedule activities that require a high amount of cognitive energy for times of the day when you are the least fatigued
  • Incorporate activities that replenish your energy throughout your day, such as quiet time, meditation or yoga
  • Prioritize which activities are the most important to you, and center your day around those things

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