Each challenge is a step to managing your pain. Learning what soothes you, how to talk with yourself when feeling pain, changing your exercise and eating habits, managing the stress within your life, understanding your medications and exploring alternative treatments...are healthy goals to have for managing a pained life. Changing your own personal thoughts and behaviours may be difficult, but are also healthy goals in pain management.
Pain is now a part of who we are and unless the medical community miraculously discovers a cure, we will probably live with pain for the rest of our lives. For this reason, we need to learn how to cope with it, prepare for and manage it. It is possible, but it's up to us to take the steps within our own lives. We will each experience our pain differently, and our abilities and limitations are different too. Learn what your abilities are and live within them. Stretch your limitations so they are not constricting your life. Live for you and not your pain. You can do it!
I'd like to wrap things up by giving you one last challenge....go and reward yourself! take the time today to treat and reward yourself and your efforts. Even if you've only completed one challenge...reward your effort. If you need to postpone this step that's fine, but please do plan for it within the next few days.
I wish you only the best for your health and your life moving forward....take good care of you.