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Chronic Pain: Little Things You Can Do To Make Coping Easier

Chronic pain can be irritating at best and totally debilitating at worst; it’s something that a high percentage of people live with, and can have a huge impact on day-to-day life. And that impact shouldn’t be downplayed – living with chronic pain can be extremely hard. 

But, that being said, there are little things that you can do to try and improve your day-to-day life and general quality of life. They’re not cures and they won’t fix everything, but what they may do is make life – and navigating everything that comes with it – a little easier to manage.

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Wondering what these things are and how they can help? Have a read of our handy guide below to all the little things you can do to make coping with chronic pain on a day-to-day basis a little more manageable. 

Take life at your own pace 

Whether it’s fibromyalgia, endometriosis – or anything else for that matter – that you’re dealing with, something that’s almost guaranteed to make managing the condition worse is doing too much and pushing yourself too far. That’s why taking life at your own pace is so important, instead of trying to keep up with others. 

If you’re having a bad day and you’re finding yourself struggling to deal with a flare-up or you’re just feeling drained and fatigued, it’s important that you take things at your own pace instead of trying to do too much and struggling as a result. 

Take life at your own pace 

Try alternative remedies 

When dealing with chronic pain, while medical treatments are all well and good, there’s no harm (as long as your doctor approves it, obviously) in trying out alternative remedies. Whether they’re alternative treatments that help manage pain or help to keep with mental fatigue if they could help you to feel better (and improve your quality of life). 

If you do opt to try alternative treatment methods, take the time to learn the process and gain insight into how each option works, as well as what the benefits could be for you. It might also be worth researching and searching for first-person accounts of how different treatments help them. 

Find a working setup that works for you 

The idea of the nine til’ five grind might not be appealing when you’re trying to balance your career with your health. So, instead of locking yourself into a role that takes its toll on your feelings, aim to find a working setup that works for you. You’ll feel so much better (and happier) for it. 

For instance, if you find that working in an office when you’re in pain is just too hard, consider looking for a remote position where you can work from the comfort of your home with access to all your critical comforts during flare-ups. Or, if working set office hours don’t work for you and your health, consider looking for more flexible work that fits around your schedule. 

There you have it, a guide to the ins and outs of little things you can do to make coping with chronic pain easier. 


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