During the holiday season, it's easy for our regular schedules, movement practices, and self-care practices to get disrupted. However, for those with migraine or persistent pain, one of the best things we can do for ourselves is work to stay ahead of our symptoms. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Often we think of this in an all-or-nothing mindset. I need to do two 45 minutes strength workouts a week. I need to do my PT daily. I need to cut out all the stress. It can be hard to fit everything in under normal circumstances, especially during the holidays, but all is not lost. When life happens (which it always will), here's a not-so-secret way of continuing to care for yourself: small, consistent action over time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This could look like fitting in 5 minutes of strength as a break during work. Or two minutes of breathing. And repeating this daily. Or storing your water away from your desk, so you are reminded to get up frequently and move from a sitting position. Everything small counts. And all the small wins add up over time and are one of the most significant contributors to our success in healing and managing migraine and persistent pain. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What are some of the small creative ways you've found to care for yourself daily?
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