Lately I’ve been having trouble being able to sit down and get things done. My mind feels unclear. Three months ago I moved back to New York City. I love the energy here. People are always out doing things, and I love being a part of it. What I find unsettling is that I’m distracted by what others are doing and find any excuse not to have to think too hard. But the truth is, I feel better about myself when I can think more clearly.
Winter is here, and my thoughts are turning more introspective as I settle into my apartment. I don’t want to be unproductive while having to endure a gray, cold winter, so I need to find ways to use my mind and be productive.
I’ve been consulting with a nutritionist. We’ve done saliva, urine and blood tests so she can analyze what’s balanced and what’s not, if anything. I mentioned this mental fog to her the other day. She recommended I take CoQ 10 in the morning with breakfast. She also recommended a dopamine booster. There is a very specific one called DopaBoost by Designs for Health. It’s supposed to help with motivation. There is another one I’m going to try first which is an amino acid, tyrosine, and it’s easier to find.
As I age, I’ve also had a hard time staying asleep. I wake up in the middle of the night, and my mind seems more clear than it does during the day. Go figure! The nutritionist recommended 5 HTP to increase my melatonin.
Since my modeling day’s–when I quickly had to find out what worked for me to look and feel my best–I’ve been fascinated with nutrition. I’ve studied nutrition in the past, never going so far as to get a license, but I’m seriously thinking (One clear thought!) of going to online nutrition school. Perhaps I can help myself and my readers as we wrestle with our health issues.
Here’s to clear thinking!
Chemotherapy gave me foggy thinking. I also think as we produce less estrogen, this can happen to us as can depression, stress, lots of life changes and diet. LOL! Think I’ve just described everything I’ve been through! I’m working on better nutrition and more sleep, but since I’m in the midst of home remodeling, I’m not getting to the gym like I should. First stretch like that in 20 years. Eeek!
Oh my gosh, Kim – thank you. This was just what I needed to read this morning, as I was hoping to find some motivation, or clarity, at the bottom of my coffee cup!
I’m going to add tyrosine to my shopping list and dig the CoQ10 out of the back of the fridge.