I've spent the past two days working on a new series of mirrors that I have almost finished...they just need a clear coat of varathane before I can put in the mirrors and tiles. It has felt good the past few days to have something creative to work on...the music is loud, I'm singing along and you know what else? my pain is not on my mind...nor are the thoughts that have been weighing me down...I'm able to block it out for awhile. It's not that I'm not hurting...I am! It's just not in the forefront of my mind...my creativity is, what I'm working on is...but my pain? nope...not till I stop that is and then I feel it all.
When the pain comes back...I feel it hard and I feel it all once. The pain I've noticed...does not like to be ignored. But you know what? I ignore it anyway! Sometimes we have to or we'll get stuck under it. Sometimes we have to keep ourselves and our minds so busy that we don't get the chance to think about how much we're hurting or what we're trying not to think about...we need the distraction.
Is it that way for you too? When you are busy doing something you really enjoy...something that relaxes you... can you almost forget (even if for only a little while) that you hurt? What distracts you from your pain and when was the last time you let yourself get distracted? Maybe it's by spending time in your garden, your work shop, or even your kitchen baking...writing, art work, photography too...what helps you?
When your pain is trying to take control or already has...give some thought to what you can do for you to distract it.
take good care of you eh?