As we get older and work harder to meet needs, it seems the frequency of headaches increases. Gone are the carefree days of youth when all we had to do was go to school and learn to deal with peers and probably battle with some family issues on the side. Whatever the agonies of our childhood and teenage years, adulthood often brings more stress as responsibilities pile up, resulting to headaches just when you least expect it and just when you can’t afford to have it.
How do we solve this problem of unwanted headaches? As they say, prevention is better than cure. Here are some very basic prevention methods that can sometimes be tiresome to follow but are often effective:
1. Move it, shake it. Exercise or have a regular fitness routine like dancing everyday. Doing so improves your blood flow, minimizes tension, and makes your body more equipped to combat stress. I think most people are really aware of the benefits of exercise; it’s just that when you have a very busy lifestyle, it’s hard to incorporate it in day-to-day activities. But the wonders of doing it are priceless.
2. Prepare for stress. If you have a big presentation at work, a crucial meeting, or a family problem you need to deal with in the coming week, prepare for all the stress you know you will be encountering. List down the things or activities that relaxes you, and make sure you do it at the end of the day or at the time you planned to. It may be a yoga session, music playing, prayer meeting, spa – anything that you know is a surefire way to release your tension and will rejuvenate you for the next day.
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