Let me start by saying headaches are rare for me, maybe a couple a year. They are generally a sharp change in barometric pressure and last a few hours or they are need of hydration and are even shorter lived.
A few weeks ago I got a three day long headache. Last week I had a six day headache. Both times I could not quite figure out what was causing it. The first time I assumed neck tension. The second time I had a massage a few days before and eventually chalked it up to hormonal. Yet it returned last night and was waiting for me the moment I opened my eyes this morning.
I have a whole new respect for people who have frequent headaches. I am not the best at asking for help but today that is what I am seeking. Any help and suggestions are appreciated on what I can adjust in my life to end this headache.
At this point I have tried water and hydrating. I have tried essential oils both for headaches and for hormones. I have tried postural changes such as making sure I am not looking down at my computer. I have cut back on sugar and sweets as well as heavily processed foods that sometimes trigger a short lived headache. I have checked the barometric pressure and it is not what they consider a "headache risk" day. I do not feel stressed other than the annoyance of this headache and my muscles in my neck and jaw are not overly tight.
I know that this is not the typical gratitude blog. For those of you who tell me this is how you start your day, I apologize to start your day with complaint. But this blog is a real and honest journey through gratitude. It is my hope that the days it flow easily for me will inspire you and the days of struggle will remind you that no matter where you are in your own gratitude practice there is hope. There is always something to be grateful for each and every day.
I am grateful for the suggestions I know will come from this community. I'm grateful for my progress on asking for help. I'm grateful to gain more empathy and understanding for those who suffer from frequent headaches. I'm grateful this issue is new to me and I have been blissfully without this struggle most my life. I'm grateful to know this is temporary and can be helped. I'm grateful to listen to my body and try to nurture it.
Is there an area of your life that you could use some help? Are you open to asking for help when you need it?
May today remind us that we all have our areas of expertise. May we open ourselves to community and work as a team to live our best lives. Have a beautiful day! (And thank you!)