Is she, or he, ever thanked?
This may seem like an odd thing to do for 1% Thursday, but believe me it really can make a 1% or more difference in your treatment.
If you’ve never done it before, or even if you have – say thank you to your doctor.
Of course, you may have a few people to cover – doctors, chiropractors, nurses, neurologists – whatever it may be. But make a point of taking a few seconds of their precious time to thank them.
To show you really mean it, why not give them a little gift? Oh, I know, you feel like you’re paying them a fortune. Maybe you don’t even think they’re doing a very good job. It doesn’t matter – if you’re going to them for help, say thank you.
You see, saying thank you can actually improve a relationship that isn’t all that great. It shows you have respect for your doctor. Maybe they don’t seem to have a lot of respect for you – no matter, this may be the start of something better.
And what if they don’t appreciate your thank you? What if they refuse it, or say something nasty (worst case scenario here). No matter – you’ve reached out, tried to do something nice. Don’t let anyone spoil your day because they don’t appreciate it.
And you may find in the months to come that they appreciate it after all.
Fostering a relationship of respect, or mutual care, of appreciation, can go a long way. It makes you feel better about yourself, it gets you noticed, it helps us actually look at each other, and not just at symptoms, numbers, statistics and dollar signs.
This week (or at your next appointments) write a note, give a little gift, just say thank you – whatever is appropriate. Maybe a family member or friend wants to thank your doctor too. Trust me, it will make a difference.
What is 1% Thursday?
Every Thursday at Headache and Migraine News (weather permitting) we’ll talk about one measurable, practical thing we can do to make our lives just 1% better. Usually it will be something very easy, sometimes it will be a challenge. Let us know if you try it, or share an idea of your own – and maybe a year from now we’ll see that things have really changed for the better!