What to do when you have a migraine? I’ve asked google this question plenty of times looking for some advice outside of the usual. No silly ear piercings or magical quick fixes here.
Headaches are difficult and they cannot always be solved quickly and easily.
More often than not, you will have to simply exist through a headache.
This is a guide to make your headache experience as smooth as possible, in five easy steps!
Step 1: Dim the lights.
Bright lights always make my headaches worse, but everyone will have their own unique triggers. If you haven’t done so before, you should identify (so you can avoid) your migraine triggers. In my case, I will avoid strong smells such as cigarette smoke and bright lights. If at work, close your blinds and door to avoid unnecessary sound/ light.
Step 2: If possible, take a bath. Alternatively, wash your face with cool water.
A bath is the ultimate relaxation technique. Bonus points if you can procure some bath salts, lavender oil, etc. Dim the lights and just let yourself go. I enjoy a hot bath with a cool washcloth on my forehead for a thirty minute soak. This doesn’t cure my headache, but it will help.
Step 3: Drink plenty of water.
Staying hydrated is especially difficult to do when you are depressed, but just power through a glass of water! It will do your body so much good just to have some liquids. Remember, you should drink 8 glasses of water every day!
Step 4: A cup of tea.
I admit it, I’m a caffeine addict. Tea helps me. Add one of your favorite herbal tonics as an added bonus!
Step 5: Give your head a rub.
This one seems pretty obvious, but I was really stretching with this list! It’s easy to forget that you can rub your own head. take your thumb and forefinger and press into your temples slowly in a circular motion. After a while, and a nap, you’ll be back to 100% in no time at all~!