I don't make New Year's resolutions. I used to, but every year seemed to result in failure in keeping them. Maybe I set the bar too high. In any case, instead of making resolutions this year, I'm starting 2017 with a promise to myself — a promise to be positive, regardless of what comes at me.
There are several reasons I'm making this promise:
- A positive outlook is essential to the success of Migraine treatments. If we begin a new treatment thinking it will fail, it most likely will. If we begin it with a positive outlook, it has a chance to work for us. (Take a look at Hope Is an Essential Element of Migraine Management.)
- Negativity only breeds more negativity. It's similar to the issue with Migraine treatments. If we have a negative outlook and enter situations with that negativity, it's unlikely that those situations will have a positive outcome. Negativity sets us up for failure and makes pretty much any situation worse than it was to begin with.
- I want to be happy, calm, and productive. While that may seem to be a simple statement, we all know that accomplishing it is far from simple. Life is chock-full of problems and stress. For my physical, emotional, and spiritual health, I'm promising to be positive so I can control the problems and stress instead of them getting me down.
I hope you'll give this some thought and join me in promising to be positive in 2017.
because a migraine is NOT "just a headache"