December 12, 2022
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Practicing gratitude is important any time of the year, but it can be especially grounding during the busy holiday season.
Life can be hectic, especially during the holiday season. Family, work, doctor’s appointments, and other commitments can sometimes prevent us from taking a mindful moment. But taking stock of what we’re grateful for can be a great way to ground ourselves.
Practicing gratitude comes with a lot of benefits, like improving your mental health, strengthening your relationships, and even boosting your immune system.
The holidays can provide a great space for relaxation and reflection. For many, it’s a joyous time to celebrate with the ones we love, look back on the past year, and look forward to the new one ahead.
We asked the Bezzy Migraine community what they’re thankful for this year. Here’s what they said.
“I am so grateful for my amazing fiancé, D. He has been patient and supportive through my struggle with migraine. I have vestibular, ocular, and just plain painful migraine episodes most days. I am still on the search for a neurologist who will really help and get me off the Fioricet.
In the meantime, I have D. He doesn’t make me feel bad for not being able to work, though I hate it so much. He makes me feel like he has my back, and I am so thankful to have him in my corner every day. The best part, he doesn’t make me feel like a victim. He lets me know we will be victorious, and I WILL get back to work when it’s time.” — QueenB3ll1s
“I’m thankful for my loving and supportive family and friends as well as the migraine community. We are all so much stronger together!” — Eileen, Bezzy Migraine guide
“Healthcare providers that care.” — Joseph Coe, Bezzy Migraine writer
“This year I’m grateful for the support from my family, my boyfriend, his family, and my best friend (who is also a migraineur!). Their support has allowed me to move cross-country and comfortably start my life away from home despite chronic pain.
I’m also grateful for the days when I get to enjoy life without being in a haze, spend quality time with those I love, plan and study for my career goals, go to work and leave pain-free, and the decreasing frequency of bad days thanks to my new care team. Most of all, I’m grateful that I maintain hope and dedication.” — gigglemuggin
Sometimes a little gratitude can go a long way. Even if we’re not exactly where we want to be in life, finding things to be thankful for is healthy for our body and mind.
You’re not on this journey alone. As always, we’re here for you at Bezzy.
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