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Positive Habits For Chronic Pain Patients

Living in chronic pain is a big challenge. And on a daily basis, everything we do contributes to the quality of our lives...or takes away from it.  Therefore, developing positive habits, even in the little things, can make our lives better in small ways and in large ways!



Here's a short list to help get you started:

1) Don't give up the ship!  Any new treatment, diet, or lifestyle change that you try will take time to work.  You might not see the fruits of your efforts right away.  A little patience will go a long way; you might actually miss out on the benefits if you give up too soon!

2) Hope for the best; expect the worst.  Try not to be too negative, but don't let yourself believe that nothing is going to work.  The right solution to your problem is out there somewhere!

3) Remember: Take care of yourself first !  This is true for chronic disease~or not.  You're not being selfish in doing this; as a matter of fact you can't really take care of kids, spouses, parents, etc...if you don't take care of yourself first.

4) Pace yourself. Overdoing it will do more harm than good.

5) Allow yourself to de-stress when you need it.  Stress will just make bad things worse; it will never contribute in a positive way.

Sources: Verywell.com; Flickr



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