Dealing with chronic pain
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How do you distract yourself?

crackercracker Member Posts: 324 Pioneering
I have read that distracting yourself from pain is one way to deal with it. I wonder what people do to distract themselves? For myself, I concentrate on my cats and just go outside and look at the earth and trees and the miracle that plants work, growing and giving us food. I also get lost in a film or a book.


  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,837

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    Hi @cracker
    I find music and a nice hot bath helps me the most. I have to confess though I do love trees too.
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  • crackercracker Member Posts: 324 Pioneering
    I have only a shower, but I would love a good long bath in Epsom Salts. As for threes, there is something magical about them. I feel the same way about my garden, the sea, sky, earth, wind and all the creatures who live on our planet. (Sometimes, human beings come in last).
  • Eadiesmummy1Eadiesmummy1 Member Posts: 90 Courageous
    I distract myself by singing in my head or doing all the housework xx 
  • AnkyieSponAnkyieSpon Member Posts: 138 Pioneering
    I find music always helps to relax me enough to put the pain to the back of my mind. I think have hobbies and interests help too, having something to look forward to so I always try to find new skills to learn. 
    (Ankyie Spon)
    I'm a Pain Warrior
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