“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A central theme that I have come across, is the fear of when the next big migraine attack might occur. While I can certainly understand this fear, one simply can’t live their life, being in fear all the time. It will drag you into a deep dark place, leaving your emotions swirling, whirling, and causing you unneeded worry. If you let fear take over your life, you will not be able to enjoy, any of your migraine or pain-free days. Your brain is too busy, worrying about your next big migraine attack.
Fear and worry become habits, and as such, we have to learn to break them. This is not always so easy to do. Often there are under lying issues, that cause us to have such fear and worry. In these cases, it is really in the best interest of the patient to see a professional for counseling. And get the root, of any emotional or mental health reason, living with migraine and chronic pain, is rough! Making sure our pathway is as clear as it can be, makes our journey easier. That means using every tool we have at our disposal, I’ve said this before and I’ll say again, there is no shame at all, in seeking help for mental health conditions. I’m so thankful, that I listened to the advice of a trusted friend, and sought help for my depression, over two years ago! I hate to think where I might be, if I hadn’t done that!
As the quote states above, when we face our bully and make him visible for who he really is, that bully doesn’t hold as much power over us as we thought. We are the ones, who determine how much control, migraine has over us. Each persons migraine condition is different, and holds different challenges. With that in mind, live the best life you can despite migraine and chronic pain. Don’t let fear steal away your good and pain-free days! Live life, day by day. Keep your migraine tool box loaded and ready to use! Do not isolate yourself, from your fellow migraine tribe. Find a good online support group, so much encouragement, inspiration, and strength can be found there! Never lose HOPE!
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”
Live with hope,
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