Did you know that 47% of the population has a chronic disease? What is a chronic disease?
According to the US center of disease control, chronic diseases are ongoing, generally incurable illnesses or conditions, such as heart disease, asthma, cancer and diabetes… I will add…degenerative disk disease (chronic back pain) to this list. They are frequently manageable through early detection, improved diet, and exercise and treatment therapy.
Why am I interested?
Well, First of, I’m a clinician. I have noticed that >>> unstable bodies = stress, stress = moods…you get where I’m going with this. Other triggers my play in the role of moods and emotions, so I know I cannot say physical pain in the source of all, but it does play a big role. Physical pain or emotional usually play on each other. They are what I call… the pull rope game…ok-crickets-squirl… Ok… you know the game where you pull one team from another team to see which one falls on the puddle of mud? That one. 🙂 Sometimes you just have to make both work so no one falls in the mud and you hope that eventually the puddle dries up (pain) and the rope vanishes (stress/illness). But reality check! Sometimes it doesn’t. So what to do now?
Second reason, I understand pain. I can speak from an anecdotal view (personal experience).
How Do I ease pain?
Personally, I have dealt with pain for a while now, it was lessened, and currently altered by a car accident… and now the pain increased dramatically. How do I try to easy it? I am doing things that change my mind from pain. FOLLOWING DOCTOR’S INSTRUCTIONS. Yoga, an exercise. Walking, allows for my mind to focus on where I go instead of sitting on my pain. Eating healthy, a well-balanced meal and healthy foods allow for my body to work right. And, as you can see from prior post, being conscious of yourself, aaand others ;-D …of which I strive for daily. From cleaning up clutter, a mess in my life; weather it be an office mess, or the dishes, including who you want in your life, to believing there is someone one out there looking out for you.
I personally tend to be what many of you call a cheerleader. I’m the happy go lucky girl/woman who makes smiles. I do it because I like to smile too. So I recommend you do POSITIVE things that help you and others at the same time. A bit of secondary gain there… but it works and I have noticed that it allows my stress to be less. Like I’ve said, I’ve had enough of pain… I bet you have said the same at some point of your life.
So there, that is how I ease my pain. How do you ease yours?