“We are all cognitive misers. Our brains do not expend mental resources thoroughly examining problems when snap judgments will do.” ~ Kyle Hill
How Do You Treat Cognitive Load? Who to See
Cognitive load is cumulative weight of what you are asking your brain to do through your mental efforts each day.
Managing cognitive load is critical if you want to perform at an elite level in our always-on, always-available culture, filled with constant stimuli and information overload.
This article will cover three main ideas:
- Strategies to Treat Cognitive Load
- Who Can Help You Treat Cognitive Load
- How Tiger Medical Can Help with Cognitive Load
Strategies to Treat Cognitive Load
1. Prioritize Tasks
One effective strategy is to prioritize tasks and information.
Break down complex tasks into smaller, manageable steps, and focus on completing one task at a time.
This helps reduce the cognitive load by avoiding multitasking, which doesn’t work.
2. Mindfulness and Meditation
Mindfulness and meditation can help you reduce cognitive load by lowering stress and bringing you into now rather than obsessing about the past or future.
3. Time Management
Rather than reacting to all its stimuli, planning your day will enable you to focus on one thing at a time and avoid multi-tasking.
4. Minimize Distractions
Reducing distractions like notifications and noise can help conserve cognitive resources.
Creating an environment for concentration can significantly reduce cognitive load.
5. Be Organized
Planning your day in an organized manner ahead of time helps manage cognitive load.
Keeping notes, setting reminders, and maintaining an organized workspace prevent mental strain caused by information retrieval and task management.
Who Can Help You Treat Cognitive Load?
Clinical psychologists can provide strategies to manage cognitive load, especially when it leads to mental health issues like anxiety and stress.
They may employ cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to help individuals reframe their thought patterns and better manage cognitive stressors.
Counselors can offer guidance on stress management and provide coping strategies.
They work with individuals to identify sources of cognitive overload and develop personalized techniques to mitigate it.
Often times, our inability to focus because of reduced mental energy and cognitive load can be caused by underlying health issues. Seeing a physcian can eliminate causes of mental fatigue that organization skills cannot.
It’s important to recognize the signs of cognitive load and reach out for support when needed to maintain optimal cognitive functioning. It’s vital to explore physical causes as mental fatigue should not be accepted as part of life, it can be addressed.
How Tiger Medical Can Help with Cognitive Load
Tiger Medical Institute has trained professionals who understand cognitive load and the underlying conditions that can contribute to mental fatigue and an inability to focus.
If you work with Tiger Medical staff, you will establish an extensive medical data baseline to establish the truth about your health.
Research is conclusive. It gives you an advanced understanding of your health and an edge as you pursue elite performance by eliminating cognitive load.
From this mosaic of health data, Tiger clinicians connect the dots from all testing and imaging to create a personalized medical treatment plan for you.
Tiger clinicians understand the drivers of optimal cellular health and will go to work treating the imbalances limiting your cellular health and focus today.
While completing testing and receiving a customized treatment plan, you’ll work with a health coach in consultation with Tiger doctors to help you implement the treatment plan and eight health habits.
These habits will naturally lower your mental fatigue. Tiger also has extensive content on strategies to lower cognitive load non-medically.
The root cause of your health imbalances and contributors to cognitive load will be identified in the testing, and a plan to address it successfully will be included in your personalized medical plan and health coaching.
When you make the changes our Tiger doctor and health coach recommends, you’ll find yourself energized by the knowledge you are on the right path to optimal health. You’ll lower cognitive load and enjoy all the benefits of greater performance!
Next Steps to Treating Cognitive Load
If, based on the information you have reviewed here on our website, you feel Tiger is a good fit to help you lower cognitive load, then the next best step is to go here to book a call with a Tiger Professional.
In this first call, the meeting is about learning your history, struggles, and goals. We want to ensure that you are a good fit for our program and that our Tiger team can help you resolve your challenges.
It’s time to make yourself patient number one and embrace self-care.
The first step in that process is to meet with us to learn how!