Chronic headaches can take a major toll on your life and career. Whether you realize it or not, once you’re labeled as someone who “always has a headache,” or “is never at work,” that stigma sticks with you and directly affects the trajectory of your career.
For an entrepreneur, the effects of headaches can be damning. There is no one else to call in to be you. One headache at the wrong time can sink a ship before it gets out to sea.
Lost work productivity related to pain, inclusive of headaches and migraines, costs US employers around $300 billion annually. As an employee, the financial and advancement costs are staggering as well.
There are no figures to show are how many promotions are missed, how many business deals aren’t sealed and how much your professional reputation suffers as a result of chronic headaches and migraines.
You may be incredible at your job, but if you’re bracing headaches, you’re more apt to make mistakes and do the bare minimum to get things done. Both of which decreases the quality of your work and makes you look like a lesser employee than you truly are.
In addition to current medical treatments available, there are many different nutrition and lifestyle tweaks you can make to significantly decrease the duration, frequency and intensity of pain and headaches.