One of the most frustrating symptoms of living with a chronic illness is brain fog. There are medications to treat many symptoms of chronic diseases, but sadly there isn't yet a pill that takes away brain fog. However, there are ways to deal with it so patients can minimize its effects and lead a normal life. We've put together a list of 10 ways to help manage brain fog, with help from princessinthetower.org, newlifeoutlook.com, and Web MD. Write Things Down Everyone forgets things now and then, but having brain fog often means forgetting important dates and occasions. Keep a to-do list and a calendar in a highly visible location, or use an online diary to keep track of what each day holds. There are many mobile apps that can also help with organization. Exercise the Body Exercise offers a chance to turn off from all the usual things that occupy the mind. It can also improve sleep, which can in turn improve cognitive skills. Exercise the Mind Take the time to do thought-challenging exercises like crossword, sudoku, and jigsaw puzzles, or learn a new language. In addition, maintaining a hobby will keep the mind focused on something positive. MORE: Vlogger shares how she manages fibromyalgia symptoms Pick the Right Time of Day Whether a morning lark or night owl, we all have certain times when we feel more alert.