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Can You Love Life If You Are Living With Pain?


So many of us live with pain. For some, this pain is short term. It comes after an accident or injury, and even though it may take a long time, and things might never be exactly as they were, the pain will improve and perhaps even vanish. For it others, their pain is life long. Their bodies hurt every day. The pain may come and go, it may vary in intensity, but it always returns. It’s a constant companion in life.

When you live with even mild constant pain, it’s easy to fall out of love with life. It’s hard to enjoy the things that you love doing. It’s hard to get excited about trying new things, going on holiday, or seeing friends, because you don’t know how your body will react or if your pain will ruin it for you. It’s easy to become depressed and frustrated. 

Of course, if you are living with pain, your situation will be unique, and no article is going to make it better. But, here are some things that you can try if you are striving to love your life.

Try New Pain Management Methods

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Pain management isn’t one size fits all. Nor is it consistent. Medication that works today might not always. In which case, you must visit your doctor. But, medicine isn’t your only pain relief option. Many people find that exercise, yoga, meditation, distillate thc, massage, and even changes to their diet and lifestyle helps them to manage their pain, allowing them to love their life. Try different things, don’t be afraid of new types of pain management, keep an open mind, and be alert to changes, and signs that your current methods of pain relief are no longer working as well. 

Give Yourself a Break

You can still love your life and lead an enjoyable life. But you might not be able to live it 100mph. So don’t try. Don’t expect your body to be able to do things that others are doing, and don’t feel guilty or like you’ve let yourself down. Learn to manage your expectations and go easy on yourself. Give yourself a break when you need to, emotionally as well as physically.

Don’t Strive for Someone Else’s Happy

In the modern world, it’s easier than ever to compare your life to other people. We look at people on Instagram with envy. We want their bodies, their clothes, their homes, their families, and their adventures. Everyone does this, and it never leads to happiness. There’s no correct way to be happy. You might not be able to live someone else’s version of happy. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t have your own. Focus on your own life, and try not to compare it to others. 

Be Careful When Making Plans

It’s nice to have plans. It gives us something to look forward to. But, having something planned for a long time and looking forward to it, only to find that you get more anxious as the date gets closer because you are worried about being in pain and having to cancel isn’t nice. When making plans, try to keep them loose, and plan with people that understand and won’t hold you to anything.


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