Whether we're making New Year's resolutions or not, for most of us, better Migraine management will be a goal as we enter 2012.
Over the years, I've shared quite a lot of information with you and offered many types of tips for living well despite Migraine disease. Today, I want to share some tips and thoughts that take a somewhat different direction and talk about setting reasonable and attainable goals for Migraine management.
We each have to set our own goals, and there's nothing wrong with ambitious goals. On the other hand, we need to be realistic, and we need to set our goals in a way that we're not setting ourselves up for disappointment. One of the best pieces of advice ever offered to me was to set a long-term goal, then set incremental goals to reach for along the way to your long-term goal. Let me us my own Migraines as an example. For quite some time, my treatment regimen was working so well that I was getting two or sometimes even three months between Migraines. Then, due to some other health issues, we had to reduce my primary Migraine preventive medication. I soon found myself having one or two Migraines a week, and I'm working with my Migraine specialist to adjust my treatment regimen and reduce the number of Migraines I'm having. My long-term goal is to have no more than one Migraine per month, and to accomplish that within one year. My first incremental goal is to reduce them to one per week, and to accomplish that within the next three to six months. My next incremental goal is to reduce them to no more than two per month, and to accomplish that within the next six to nine months. Having that long-term goal with the incremental goals between it and where I am now breaks the "work" of getting there into smaller pieces that are easier to handle mentally and emotionally.
There are some other tips for setting and working toward Migraine management goals that I'd like to share with you. You can find them in 10 Tips for Effective Migraine Management Goals.
What are YOUR Migraine management goals? After you've looked at my tips, please post a comment here and share your goals with us. If you need some help or would like to discuss some goals before setting yours, post a comment about that too. We can talk about it and work together to get your goals set.
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