Migraine Tips - Avoid Conflict at Work

by Barry
(Winnipeg, Canada)

To avoid conflict at work here's what I do:

- I make sure my employer understands my health condition and needs. We negotiated the hours they need from me. I work the hours I am able to each week and bill them for just what I work. I have been able to meet their required hours with flexibility. I am very lucky that way.

- I let go of the idea of rising to the top of my field, earning fame and fortune, and making a name for myself. That part of my life is over. I get daily migraines, so at some point you just have to be real about where you are at.

- I ignore the opinions of friends, family, and co-workers as much as I can. They have their own reasons for wanting me to exceed my limits but I'm the one who has to pay the price! If I over work, my migraines get worse. I know my triggers.

- In case I forget, I have a huge reminder posted on my fridge. I have written myself notes. The title is: "I Am Pain Free" - this is after reading your positive affirmations article.

Anyway, I read the entire thing when I am considering a non-routine activity. I find it’s very effective in helping me give myself permission to say no to all sorts of things.

I still allow myself to exceed certain limits to keep my job but I rarely get sucked into obligations with little up side or that have a lot of migraine risk.

Comments for Migraine Tips - Avoid Conflict at Work

Click here to add your own comments

Avoiding Conflict for Migraine Reduction
by: Holly

Hi Barry,

Thanks so much for sharing your tips for avoiding conflict at work. They were really good. Sorry to hear you are still getting daily migraines, how horrible.

I hope they just disappear tomorrow mysteriously for you.

Stay well. As well as possible.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Stress Related Migraine Headaches.

If you like this article, please share it.

Start Today! It's Free To Sign Up.
Start Today. It's FREE to sign up.