TBI Cognition Equals Productivity and Getting Fit
You probably despise the word Cognition right? I know I did, and still do, to some extent but please stick with me here…
Along with your body, it’s important to exercise your brain as well.
In the wake of TBI, many patients complain of a decreased ability to focus or process things. Think of spelling and punctuation as a starting point. You cognitive abilities as well as the memory take a hit, I know mine did and my handwriting still is questionable today. Writing a Blog on a daily basis has the potential to undo the damage and to make you considerably sharper. Unlike other forms of therapy though, this can be fun. These types of activities that require you to focus and deploy different parts of your brain. There is so much more that just sitting there and watching TV.
Some common problems might include
- You might lose some memory cognition. After a TBI you could have trouble storing and finding memories. The most common type of memory loss after a TBI is called short-term memory loss. Short-term memories are memories of things that happened about 30 minutes earlier. One example is going to the keyboard and forgetting what you went there to type.
Writing in a Blog may gives you a reason to remember because you need to develop subject matter. If this is a major problem for you, consider writing your ideas down in a journal or recording them so they are not lost forever in la la land.
- You might have a hard time getting organized. Many people with a TBI complain that they have trouble doing more than a few things at once. You might put on the TV and forget about food that is cooking on the stove. You might start projects or make plans but have trouble following through. Cognition at play here.
Organization is queen in your life as a blogger where content is still king. Setting up and maintaining a blog is a never ending process and you will always be doing something different to improve it, either by layout or the use of WordPress Plugins, it’s all about Cognition.
- You might not be able to find the right words to use. Everybody’s had the experience of having a word on the “tip of the tongue,” but not being able to remember it. After a TBI, this type of problem may become more frequent. You may struggle to find the words you want to use or use wrong words instead.
Writing a Blog gets you up close and personal to finding the right word you want to use. If you can’t find the right word, do an Internet search for it because you will be right there on the Internet anyway, so start typing words, because words turn into more words. Words will become a part of your Blogging life.
Try and write a post at least 5 times a week because like I said, content is king.
I like to get some physical fitness in and get my heart beating while I watch the world go by, this can stimulate writing ideas. you are reading my Blog after all, right? Next up is mental fitness. Writing a Blog can help you to become mentally fit again.
Then there is the finger dexterity of it all and how it helps with typing. You may have to figure out new strategies in order to type, even if you have to hunt for letters and poke the keyboard to make words, just do it, you will improve and may find yourself typing with two hands again!
This is just a teaser to get you to start sharing your life via a Blog, you would be surprised how many people are interested in your words after you go through the search engine submissions and people can search you out, give it time because it’s painfully slow!