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Make More Time for Yourself

So many headache sufferers overflow with guilt — their houses are messy, their kids don’t eat decent dinners, friends and family can’t depend on them, and so on. Making taking care of yourself a priority is tough with all this self-reproach. But doing so is absolutely necessary with an illness that can be exacerbated by stress.

Taking time for yourself will you feel better emotionally and, quite likely, physically. Symptoms often ease up the better you sleep, eat and laugh. This, in turn, frees you to do more of what you want to do, like playing with your kids or spending time with friends.

Taking care of yourself is hard to learn how to do, especially for women. Jenni from ChronicBabe shares 10 tips to make life a little easier — tricks that are helpful for women and men alike.

I’m as guilty as the next person of shorting myself, so I’m trying some of Jenni’s tips. My favorite so far is the kitchen timer trick. I will dedicate some “me time” this afternoon to getting my free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cone.

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  1. I wish we had a B&J near us! At least I have some NY Superfudge Chunk in the freezer 😉

    I think that is one of the silver linings to my having CFS/FMS before getting the headaches–I learned to covet my “me time”.

    So, what flavor did you pick? 😀

    I wound up not going, but I know I would have picked Chocolate Fudge Brownie. I always taste other flavors and then go back to my old standby. It’s just too good.


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