I am struggling with this prompt. My struggle with the prompt is that it can be a challenge to remain positive with chronic Migraines.
Well isn't making a wish list positive?
I think there is a potential for a wish list to be positive or negative and that depends on Migraineur's perspective when approaching the list. Sometimes, making a wish list as a chronically ill person only makes the person feel depressed because they cannot do what is on their wish list. But sometimes making wish lists are fun dreams that take us away from the confines of what limitations Migraines have put on us.
Wish lists may even provide motivation. When I wrote my long and short dream goals in early May and shared about them in my post, Improving Stamina With Chronic Illness: How I'm Doing It, I approached my list with the mind set that if I could do even one thing, that would be great, and I wouldn't judge myself for not being able to do the other things. Disappointment is natural, but embracing who I am, my limitations and all is essential for my well being and joy.
I have a lot of hopes and dreams and desires which are what "wish" is defined as, but I have learned through the course of the unpredictability and lack of control I often have over my chronic Migraines, that finding joy in what my life is right now, even when things are hellish, brings me the best quality of life for me and for my family. Even if the item of joy/thankfulness is very small in that moment (i.e. Being thankful that I have a cozy quilt to cuddle up under.)
If you'd like to read the goals that I had set for myself you can check out my other post Improving Stamina With Chronic Illness: How I'm Doing It.
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