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The Simple Exercise That Cured My Migraine Headache

I want to share with you the simple exercise that recently cured me of a migraine headache.

How it started

The first quarter of 2017 didn't go according to my expectations. Right from January, my plans for the year started falling apart. Then in February, I lost two family members. Add the family tragedy to the personal stress I was already feeling, and you’d understand why my stress level shot through the roof.

I knew if I could have a quality sleep the migraine would go, but I wasn't going to bed early. I'd stay up till 12 a.m (and on some days 2.am) doing nothing. My usual bedtime was 9:30 p.m (yes, I'm an early sleeper because I have to rise early). I kept going to bed late and rising early, and the migraine remained constant.

The day my relief came

Before these stressful events, I was doing Yoga about two times a week. But when everything started spinning out of control, my personal routines were turned upside down, and I started burning the candle at both ends. It wasn't a pleasant time.

The relief came one morning as I sat on my Yoga mat.

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How Not To Lose Your Mind In Recession

On August 30, 2016, Nigeria officially entered a recession.

I was on of those people who were hoping it wouldn’t get this bad. Well, let’s just say we had hoped against hope because the crisis is deeper than we had imagined.

Recession is not just a word

Contrary to what the minister of finance said, we know that recession is not just a word. This thing is real and we are feeling the heat.

The price of everything has more than doubled, but the income of the average person is not growing. The question is, how can we minimise the adverse effects of this stressful situation on our sanity and well-being? What can we do so that we don’t lose our minds and health as we face the consequences of our past and present leaders’ actions/inaction?

Know that you are not alone

Before you start stressing and sweating over the financial crisis and how it is making live and living difficult for you, I want to encourage you to slow down and take some deep breaths. Please understand that you are not the only one who is affected by this problem. It is a national crisis that affects every Nigerian. You, me and our next door neighbours are all paying the price.

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