Keeping busy keeps my mind off my physical pain and allows me to somewhat function and get tasks done. I know I will feel fatigued by the end of the day but, I have to get copies made and copies sent out in email and snail mail.
I also managed to practice guitar twice this morning. My finger tips have finally callused and don’t get as sore as they did initially. This is a new task for me and since I have wanted to learn for a long time, I decided there was no time like the present to begin. This too keeps my mind off the physical pain in my back.
Today, I want to paint (if I can find the time). I have some new books too. I have started keeping a pain journal and am very aware of what sets off my pain and keeps it at an intense level. These tasks allow a more meditative time and no heavy lifting!
All in all, I have plenty of “hobbies” to keep me busy between tasks of daily living. Now to finish making copies and get them ready for the mail.
I’ll remember to pace myself and take it easy when I am doing things that require physical strength. I hope you are able to do the same.