Social Media - A Migraine Patient's 30 Days of Gratitude
Ellen and I know how difficult it is to feel grateful for anything when we're plagued by Migraines and headaches. Anything. Still, we also know that stopping to think about the good things in our lives is part of a good strategy for coping and living with Migraine and other headache disorders.
We encourage everyone with Migraines or headaches to maintain a Migraine and Headache diary. I do find my Migraine diary helpful, but there's another form of diary that I find just as helpful - my gratitude journal. Some days, I write quite a bit in that journal; other days, just a few words. No matter how much or how little I write, making those entries reminds me that there are many good things in my life.
It may seem strange, but for day #7 of our 30 Days of Gratitude, I offer my gratitude for social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, and others.
Social media outlets have changed the lives of many, many patients. Social media can help us...
- find information about Migraine and other health issues,
- find other people who are in situations that are similar to ours,
- find support - at any hour of the day or night, and
- much more.
Gone are the days when we sat at home in isolation, and for that, I'm grateful
Would you like to join us? It's easy to keep a gratitude journal, and you're always welcome to share any of it here in our community. Journals can be handwritten or kept on your computer. To share here, you can create a SharePost of your own, or you can post comments to our posts.
For a listing of all of our 30 Days of Gratitude posts, see A Migraine Patient's 30 Days of Gratitude - Introduction.
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© Teri Robert, 2013
Last updated November 8, 2013.