Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
Resources
About MyMigraineTeam
Powered By

Patience: Accepting That Control Requires Self-Care

Posted on August 09, 2018

"A waiting person is a patient person." - Henri J.M. Nouwen

Argh! Have you ever felt impatient at a red light, or irritated at the end of a long line for your prescription at the pharmacy? You're not alone.

Patience can feel scarce when you don't have control over a situation. It can feel like migraines interrupt your life and bring a slew of frustrations at the worst moments. Finding a tiny bit of control can bring us patience later.

Control might look like self-care: a walk around the block, getting up early for 15 minutes of alone time, spending time each week encouraging others who have migraines or starting a gratitude journal. Don't let anyone (including yourself!) make you feel guilty for taking care of yourself.

Here are recent conversations from MyMigraineTeam:

Have you found ways to take back control and practice patience? What do you do to be more open to self-care? Share your insights in the comments below or directly on MyMigraineTeam.com.

All updates must be accompanied by text or a picture.

Related articles

Those of us living with pre-existing health conditions such as migraine have likely felt the...

Canceling Is Kindness: Keeping Safe From COVID-19 With Migraine

Those of us living with pre-existing health conditions such as migraine have likely felt the...
This time of the year can be overwhelming with expectations around the holidays, and living with...

Practicing Gratitude With Migraine

This time of the year can be overwhelming with expectations around the holidays, and living with...
Living with migraines can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself...

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with migraines can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself...
Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a...

Who’s the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a...
Have you ever put someone else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all....

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all....
As the year comes to a close, many of us at MyMigraineTeam are reflecting on the year and what...

What Are You Thankful For?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at MyMigraineTeam are reflecting on the year and what...

Recent articles

Botox is perhaps the most recognizable brand of a medication called botulinum toxin. As a...

Botox for Migraines: What You Need To Know

Botox is perhaps the most recognizable brand of a medication called botulinum toxin. As a...
If you’re looking for ways to reduce the fatigue that often accompanies migraine headaches, you’...

Migraines and Fatigue: 6 Tips To Feel Better

If you’re looking for ways to reduce the fatigue that often accompanies migraine headaches, you’...
A recent survey of MyMigraineTeam members found that people who were satisfied with their...

MyMigraineTeam Members on Communicating With Health Care Providers

A recent survey of MyMigraineTeam members found that people who were satisfied with their...
Daith and tragus piercings are among the most talked about — and controversial — alternative...

Daith and Tragus Piercings for Migraine Pain: 6 Facts You Need To Know

Daith and tragus piercings are among the most talked about — and controversial — alternative...
Studies indicate that as many as 62 percent of people with migraine headaches downplay their...

Hiding Migraine Symptoms

Studies indicate that as many as 62 percent of people with migraine headaches downplay their...
As someone living with migraine headaches, you have likely searched for lifestyle modifications...

Can Tinted Glasses Help Migraine?

As someone living with migraine headaches, you have likely searched for lifestyle modifications...
MyMigraineTeam My migraines Team

Thank you for subscribing!

Become a member to get even more:

sign up for free

close