If you’ve got a brain and live on Planet Earth, face the facts: you’ve got to deal with “Covid-19 brain” for the foreseeable future.
Covid-19 brain is real, according to Dr. Hilke Plassmann, a neuroscientist at INSEAD. She coined the term to call attention to how the novel virus is taking a toll on our brain and well-being.
We can take actions to mitigate the adverse effects we’re feeling, but we can’t cure Covid-19 brain now. My article How To Work Smarter When Your Brain Is Fatigued, which Forbes published on August 24, 2020 describes five things you can do. Note that some aspects of these actions may be out of your comfort zone because our work and personal life has blended so much with Covid-19 that it’s hard to keep them compartmentalized.
You need to make an effort to focus on your well-being, health and safety to manage and protect your brain as well as the rest of you. And by continuing these actions and others that work for you, you can build your resiliency for the weeks, months and years ahead.
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