- Accept that you have persistent pain & move on
- Get Involved - Building a support team
- Pacing. Learn to pace yourself
- Learn to prioritise and plan out your days
- Setting Goals and Action Plans
- Being patient with yourself
- Learn relaxation skills & keep relaxed
- Keeping fit. Stretching & Exercise
- Keep a diary and track your progress
- Have a set-back plan to fall back on
- Team Work. Get involved with others
- Keeping it up. Put into practise tools, 1-11
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Keeping it up & putting in to daily practise the tools from 1-11
You maybe asking yourself do I have to put these tools in to daily practise? "What every day?". The simple answer is YES!
Just as the person with diabetes has to take their treatment / medication and maintain their diet daily, your treatment is planning / prioritising, pacing, setting weekly or long term goals / action plans, relaxation, exercise, generally keeping active and being in charge of your pain.
Keeping it up is difficult for many people but its not as hard as you think once you have set yourself a routine.
Just like brushing your teeth, self managing your pain will become a habit. Get others involved and make self management fun.