How are you this morning? Is it a good one? Are you focussing on how you are going to get through the day, and if that Chronic Pain will overwhelm you once again? Todays Tip will help you to manage your discomfort and get you through the day in an easier way.
Imagine that you are stood in front of a mountain and you have to climb it to get to the other side. As you look at its height it feels like a huge undertaking! Now just imagine that you are looking down at your feet, and you focus on each small step. You forget the mountain you are just aware of your feet as you put one foot in front of the other. You can stop, you can rest, you can alter your body position, you can plan how long you will walk and how long you will rest. So you’re first Tip of the week is: PACING.
Pacing: is about creating a balance between doing too much and making the pain worse and doing too little and being totally inactive. When you Pace yourself correctly throughout the day you recognise when its time to stop before the pain rises and therefore remain in control.
Spread out your tasks into smaller chunks. Recognise when it is your time to stop and rest. You will know your own body so take the time to notice this. Time your activity and then break it down so that you get it done without increasing the pain. Before you know it you will have reached the top of that mountain without any effort at all! Have a great day!
You can learn more about Pacing and other helpful ways to reduce and eliminate your pain by attending our Friendly small group sessions. Go Here. OR CALL DEE 07903 456237 for more information and to book your place.