Firstly I want to apologise for the radio silence recently.
Over the last month, I have taken some time out from social media and my blog as I really felt like I really needed to focus on myself without any distractions whatsoever. It was like my gut was telling me that this is what I needed to do, so I listened, took some time out and my god I am so grateful I did.
As I result I made some rather massive breakthroughs by daily journaling and truly honing in and listening to my body.
Don’t get me wrong, this experience brought some painful days along with it, ok, some incredibly painful days, but what I have learnt coming through this is that pain really is your biggest teacher! Pain is your friend in this process, in fact, it’s your best friend on your journey to becoming migraine and headache free!
Now, I know you might find this hard to believe when you are so used to simply seeing pain as the enemy and root of all evil, however I truly now believe that pain is simply your body’s way of communicating with you that it’s not happy, and our job as experts of our own body is to sit back, listen and try to work out what it is we can do to change this discomfort.
So I’m going to give you an example of how I did exactly that…
- My body doesn’t take well to deep stretching, even if I am in pain gentle is the way to go.
- I need to make daily yoga a priority in my life to prevent neck and shoulder tension and ultimately headaches.
- Prevention is 100% better than cure.
Since learning these lessons I have begun to apply these daily. I experimented with the duration of my morning session, poses and how deep I went with the stretches and I have to say since that day I have prevented the usual neck and shoulder headaches I so often get. Winner!
And to be honest, I am even grateful that the whole experience was an 11/10 on the pain scale because without the experience being so unbearably painful it wouldn’t have stuck in my mind forever more like it is now. No way will I ever miss my morning yoga stretches from now on.
Remember friends, life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react and learn from it.
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