Migraine Awareness Month #13: “You Are Beautiful.” Write yourself a love letter. Tell yourself how wonderful you are. Remind yourself of the things you have accomplished despite Migraines. There are times when we need to be reminded of the good things about ourselves that others see that we may have missed.
As a migraineur, I sometimes tend to focus on the negative aspects of migraine disease, but it’s great to take the opportunity to reflect on and celebrate all accomplishments, no matter how minor.
I was diagnosed with migraine in 2008. Since then, I accomplished the following:
- Graduated law school
- Found a wonderful, supportive boyfriend
- Studied for and passed the bar
- Rented my own apartment
- Learned new hobbies like cooking and photography
- Adopted a kitten
- Ran a 5K
- Started changing my career path to pursue what I really enjoy
- Taken control of my health
Reviewing this list makes me so happy. I didn’t focus on the negative: for example, I didn’t focus on how many ER visits it took me to pass law school and the bar. I didn’t mention that I worked for what I thought was my “dream job,” since I had to leave primarily due to migraines. I didn’t mention that I couldn’t even get past the first day of a part time job because of a migraine. I didn’t get into my insurance battles. I just focused on the positive.
This prompt is a great lesson for us all: try to focus on the positive.
What have you accomplished in spite of your migraines?
National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation. The Blogger’s Challenge is initiated by www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com