I used to get headaches nearly every evening. My body and mind are not very well-suited to city-dwelling so I think there were many contributing factors. Too much screen time, too much breathing in dirty air and exhaust, so much noise, so much pollution, etc. I wasn’t sleeping well and often the reason being my headaches. I would quite frequently go to sleep with a headache and wake up with the same one.
Leaving the city helped quite a bit but I do still get the occasional headache/migraine. I’m not suggesting everyone leave the city. For many year, I considered the headaches to be worth it because I loved living there.
I loved working as an attorney and I felt really good about my work with Hadley Law Firm, so much so that I still do some remote work with them. But my life is just better and calmer out here!
Now that I live out here, I’m able to more easily tend to my aching head. But I use essential oils to help out. I suggest getting a small roller bottle and filling it with equal parts Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil, Peppermint Oil, Chamomile Oil, and Eucalyptus Oil. The blend will help alleviate sinus pressure, relax your mind, and decrease stress, anxiety, and inflammation that may be causing your headache. Bonus: it smells great!
I keep one of these in my purse and one beside my bed. Anytime I feel a headache coming on, I rub this on my temples and the back of my neck, take some deep breaths, spend one minute meditating, and I usually feel better almost immediately.