Like earaches, paper cuts and toe stubs, headaches are a part of life that make you appreciate your non-headache life like nothing else can. You don't realise how simple, beautiful and free you feel without a headache until you have one, and suddenly, nothing else matters. There is a sledgehammer pounding on your skull or a sharp, biting, repetitive stab that sears through your brain, and you wonder how you're going to make it through the next few minutes, or hours.
Well, we found a totally strange trick that people swear by, and it might have been easy to scoff at if our intern hadn't put it to the test when she came down with a crushing headache—and verified that it effectively eliminated her pain in two minutes (so crazy).
The trick is that you repetitively imagine the colour, shape and size of your headache. Want to learn more? Keep scrolling.
Kamil K. Wawrzyszko is a business consultant and YouTuber with 25,000 subscribers to his channel, Kamil's View. He posts motivational videos on topics like how to stop procrastinating, how to be happier and how to wake up more energised, but it's his video on how to end a headache in two minutes that's been viewed 750,000 times, with thousands of comments attesting to the fact that it works. The strategy? You focus on the headache and picture the shape, colour and location of the headache repeatedly until it's gone. People say that their headache goes from being a large, dark shape to a lighter, smaller shape as the exercise progresses and until the headache diminishes. Others say they were near vomiting from a migraine so bad, which the trick eliminated.
Just last week our intern was suffering from a severe migraine, tried the visualisation trick—at her desk at the office—and said it full-on worked. So this is pretty much the first time in our life we've wanted and wished for a headache, just to try this out for ourselves. You can watch Wawrzyszko's video below!