Prompt 4 is 'Finding Nemo: "Just keep swimming": How do you keep going in life when Migraine or another Headache Disorder deals you a difficult set back?'.
In short, I have no idea. Probably by exploiting my natural ability to be extremely stubborn. It's really quite a great asset. To tell you the truth, I chose this prompt purely because of that video, not because I had any particular insight into this topic. But I chose it, so I guess I should try to think of something to say.
I guess I live my life by the philosophy, 'it's okay to lose the battle, as long as it isn't the war'. If something doesn't go the way I would like, I don't think of it as failing, I think of it as a tactical retreat. Then, because of the whole stubbornness thing, I generally start plotting how to try to make it work again quite soon after.
That's not to say that it doesn't annoy me when things go wrong. It really does, sometimes more than other times depending on my mood. But in the end there's no point in stressing about it and it's best to use my energy in making a contingency plan.
So to quote Dory: 'When life gets you down do you wanna know what you've gotta do? Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.'
Dory is a wise fish.