Breaking Barriers #2: What is self-management?
That’s the key to managing pain, according to Diane. It can be a long, winding road, but many people living with pain have learned strategies that help them to get the most out of life alongside their condition, rather than being dominated by it.
Top tip: make pacing more appealing. Start by choosing an activity you find rewarding and enjoyable. Then, build up slowly and steadily to doing more.
Find out more: Pain Concern’s booklet Manage Your Pain is a great place to start learning about the things you can do to manage your pain, including pacing and dealing with flare-ups.
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