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« Topic Start: December 21, 2009, 12:45:23 am »

As many of you know, I deal with literally constant migraines.  Lately, it's gotten really hard just to get out of bed in the morning.  Usually, once I manage to get going, the momentum keeps me going (unless it's an especially bad day), but getting started is awful.  I'm considering disability, but trying to keep working as long as possible, so I'm trying to figure out how to motivate myself more effectively to get passed the pain.

F'ex, I've just commissioned a ring inscribed with "Pain isn't everything.  Get up and keep living."  I find that little things like that, small objects I can keep with me all the time, help keep me mindful of whatever it is I'm trying to focus on.

But I'm looking for other effective motivational techniques.  What gets you out of bed every morning?
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« Reply #1: December 21, 2009, 02:55:32 am »

As many of you know, I deal with literally constant migraines.  Lately, it's gotten really hard just to get out of bed in the morning.  Usually, once I manage to get going, the momentum keeps me going (unless it's an especially bad day), but getting started is awful.  I'm considering disability, but trying to keep working as long as possible, so I'm trying to figure out how to motivate myself more effectively to get passed the pain.

F'ex, I've just commissioned a ring inscribed with "Pain isn't everything.  Get up and keep living."  I find that little things like that, small objects I can keep with me all the time, help keep me mindful of whatever it is I'm trying to focus on.

But I'm looking for other effective motivational techniques.  What gets you out of bed every morning?
my sister has a similar problem, though not as severe. we found out that hers were stress related and that two things would knock them out- novocaine and a zap from an electric fence for horses. YMMV, but if you've had dental work recently you could try comparing pain levels.

as for the topic.... a desire to get up and do. not much help, i know  Undecided
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« Reply #2: December 21, 2009, 04:06:19 am »




My sympathies about the migraines.  ((Moon Ivy))

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« Reply #3: December 21, 2009, 08:06:15 am »

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This time of year, the dogs wanting to get up. Much of the rest of the year, dawn's soft glow wakes me up.
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« Reply #4: December 21, 2009, 08:46:09 am »

  What gets you out of bed every morning?

The  kids.... if it wasn't for them I'd  sleep till noon!  Grin
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« Reply #5: December 21, 2009, 10:16:55 am »

But I'm looking for other effective motivational techniques.  What gets you out of bed every morning?

Do you mind me asking- what have you tried for your migraines? That's a total suck about the migraines. My mom has a bone spur right up by her atlas, which gives her migraines frequently, so I can understand the problem (I get them often as well). That totally sucks for you, and I hope that you find something that can help.

As for motivation, for myself, I motivate myself with money. I can't afford to not have my job. So that's waht gets me up in the morning. The other thing that motivates me is a want to have/be something more than I am. I don't want to be a small fry or poor starving artist for hte rest of my life. I want to attain something more. And I can't get it if I never try.

Often times, finding things that mean something to you, and then leaving visual cues around your person to remind you of those things can help keep your mentality solid. That would be my best suggestion.

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« Reply #6: December 21, 2009, 10:59:18 am »

But I'm looking for other effective motivational techniques.  What gets you out of bed every morning?

Wow, I'm really not the one who's an expert on motivation.  Roll Eyes

I lack it most of the time - that I get up in the morning and go to work is sheer habit.
If I had your issues, I'm not sure anything could get me going.

Besides the things mentioned upthread, when the dog needs to get out, he needs to get out, no matter how I feel, so love and responsibility are a motivation.
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« Reply #7: December 21, 2009, 11:35:55 am »

But I'm looking for other effective motivational techniques.  What gets you out of bed every morning?

Usually, the urge to pee....( sorry).    Cheesy  Roll Eyes

What type of routines do you have for bedtime, and first thing in the morning?  How many hours of good sleep do you get each night?  Do you have to take a sleep aid? 

One of the things that helps me first thing in the morning(aside from a pot of coffee) is taking that 'get the day' going shower.  I prefer a 'hot' shower, especially this time of year when I'd much rather stay cacooned under the blankets.  Find something that you enjoy doing and incorporate that into your morning.   

If you'd like, you can PM me with the details if you don't want to discuss things here.

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« Reply #8: December 21, 2009, 12:12:20 pm »

But I'm looking for other effective motivational techniques.  What gets you out of bed every morning?

Motivational quote of the day: "Never give up. Never surrender." - Jason Nesmith, Galaxy Quest

I intentionally cultivate an attitude of stubbornness when it comes to things that might hold me back and absolutely refuse to let ill health keep me bedridden if I have an ounce of strength to do otherwise. On my worst days, I force myself to make a three item to-do list before getting up and commit as to be to completing it.  Even if the first item needs to be "Get up", that's okay, because by gods, I can't do anything else if I make the decision to stay in bed.   
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« Reply #9: December 21, 2009, 02:37:58 pm »

As many of you know, I deal with literally constant migraines. 
But I'm looking for other effective motivational techniques.  What gets you out of bed every morning?

Sorry about the migraines two of my friends get them alot one caused by stress the other by the pill.

Motivation wise I tend to set myself a goal every morning to learn something new whether thats a new word from my language learning, degree stuff, art, cooking, gossip  Grin etc. It helps keep me focused otherwise I wouldn't have bothered getting out of bed in uni when I was feeling depressed.
Before I moved back home I used to look forward to my daily morning devotions that also helped me get up.
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« Reply #10: December 21, 2009, 04:45:39 pm »

Motivational quote of the day: "Never give up. Never surrender." - Jason Nesmith, Galaxy Quest

 Cheesy This is one of my favorite quotes and kind of my attitude in life too.
But when I've got a headache, I tend to crawl to some nice quiet and dark place and go postal on everyone disturbing me.
(Kind of evolutional regression to something with fangs and claws *lol*)
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« Reply #11: December 21, 2009, 10:00:30 pm »

Motivation wise I tend to set myself a goal every morning to learn something new

Wow, these are some great ideas!  Thanks, everyone!

I have to say I particularly like the ideas of learning something new each day, making a *short* to-do list, having objects that remind me of good things, morning devotionals, incorporating something I enjoy into my morning routine, and, of course, money.  Wink  I guess that was just about all of the ideas so far, wasn't it?  Wink

For those who asked, I've had this problem for a very long time (40 years) and have seen more doctors than I remember.  I've tried every migraine med (I've even been a test subject for a few), as well as all the other meds that are used for migraines (e.g., blood pressure meds, anti-depressants, anti-seizure meds, etc.).  I've tried every "alternative" remedy I've ever heard of, including dietary changes and supplements, acupuncture, physical therapy, brain wave stimulation, etc.  If you really want to know more, PM me.  I don't mind talking about it, but I don't want to hijack the thread or bore people who have already read about my health issues.   Smiley

To be honest, I'm not really looking for suggestions about the migraines themselves, although I'm always open to new ideas.  What I need help with is overcoming the chronic pain and its associated depression, which is what makes it so blasted hard to get out of bed in the morning.

Thanks!
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« Reply #12: December 21, 2009, 11:05:38 pm »

To be honest, I'm not really looking for suggestions about the migraines themselves, although I'm always open to new ideas.  What I need help with is overcoming the chronic pain and its associated depression, which is what makes it so blasted hard to get out of bed in the morning.
Well, I don't have any brilliant suggestions for getting yourself out of bed (unless people like this are part of why you get depressed), but I have a smartass answer to hand to people who don't believe in your migraines:  "Of course they're all in my head, they're headaches!  Where would you expect them to be, my baby toe?"

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« Reply #13: December 21, 2009, 11:19:46 pm »

Well, I don't have any brilliant suggestions for getting yourself out of bed (unless people like this are part of why you get depressed), but I have a smartass answer to hand to people who don't believe in your migraines:  "Of course they're all in my head, they're headaches!  Where would you expect them to be, my baby toe?"

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I'm soooooo very glad that for once I wasn't drinking something while reading!  Wink  Cheesy

((Moon Ivy)) I get migraines monthly, but wow... I couldn't imagine living with them every day. The thing that gets me out of bed (besides the cat yelling in my ear Wink ) is that I'm finally taking control over my own life. Since I no longer have anyone living with me, I can do for myself for the first time in 25 years. Going back to school has been the big motivator to get myself moving when depression hits.

Not sure how much that helps....
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« Reply #14: December 21, 2009, 11:29:35 pm »

But I'm looking for other effective motivational techniques.  What gets you out of bed every morning?

For me, it's a constant struggle with depression, anhedonia (emotional flatlining) and suicidal ideology - luckily for me, blood pressure meds effectively cured my migraines, which is something I would have suggested, but you mentioned you've already tried them. Beta blockers are my friends.

I get out of bed so I can go to work. I work to pay the bills. I pay the bills because I am a creature of convenience. Electricity is more convenient than no electricity. I hate showering in cold water. The internet is more convenient than no internet. I don't commit suicide because I'm afraid I'll fail. I failed numerous times as a pre-teen & teenager - I even threw myself in front of a car when I was 11 - but I'm still here. Failing at suicide as a teen was an an inconvenience -but failing as an adult is even more inconvenient. It means a possible lengthy stay in a hospital, possibly long enough to lose my job, therefore my insurance... no job, no insurance, no money = no electricity and no hot water. I drag my ass out of bed and into the dull morning routine because I need electricity and hot water. Nothing more, nothing less.
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