Think back on the last period of time that you were able to forget about your tinnitus. It may have been a brief moment, a few minutes or a couple of hours.
Now, think about what you were doing at the time. Chances are you were engrossed in a positive experience. You might have been working on an important project, helping someone, engaged in a conversation, playing with your kids or grandkids, working out, listening to some good music or reading a great book. Whatever it was, you focused on the experience and not your tinnitus.
Now, think back on the last period of time that your tinnitus really bothered you. What was going on during this period? Were you stressed out, tired, trying to unwind during a hard day at work, feeling sorry for yourself? All of these things will make your tinnitus louder, so think of it in a more positive light. When your tinnitus is really bad, let it be a reminder that something is out of balance in your life. Slow down, get plenty of sleep and exercise, and seek out some of those positive experiences that make your life enjoyable.
We all know or have met people less fortunate than us. Let tinnitus be a reminder of how lucky we are to be alive, about the people we love and the people who love us. Let tinnitus be a reminder of all the wonderful things that we have been blessed with.
If you had been born with tinnitus, it would not bother you today because it would seem normal to you. It would be another sign of life, no different than the sound of your heartbeat.
So, do not think of tinnitus as a detriment, but think of it as a positive energy; a sign that you are alive and have many blessings to be thankful for.