Stress Management Is Pain Management : Stress Management Is Pain Management Of all of the different things that we have to deal with, stress is one that many of us would rather deal without. The unfortunate thing is, we may be stressed for a number of different reasons and one of them is because we are dealing with chronic pain. As a matter of fact, these two different conditions, stress and pain, are often partners in life and it is very likely that you are dealing with one because of the other. It is the age-old question, however, of which came first, the chicken or the egg.
On one hand, the pain that we are feeling is certainly going to be a very stressful thing to us, particularly if the pain is chronic. On the other hand, stress can easily affect us in a number of different ways and can not only cause mental difficulties for us, it may also cause physical maladies. Often, these two different uncomfortable sensations feed off of each other in order to make both of them worse in the individual that is suffering. Slide 2: Often, it is easier for us to handle the stress through natural methods that it is for us to be able to deal with the pain. Fortunately, as we reduce the amount of stress that we are feeling we often are able to reduce the amount of pain that we are feeling, right along with it. That is why it is so important for us to handle the stress and to make sure that we are living a life that is as calm as possible, particularly if we are dealing with chronic pain.
I try to start my day out every morning by taking care of myself and the first hour of my day is mine alone. I start by getting a little bit of exercise and then drinking a large glass of water in order to replenish the water that was lost during the night. I also take a little bit of time to sit and meditate, contemplating pleasant thoughts which will help me to take my mind off of any stress or pain that may be present.
This has a twofold effect for me. First of all, it helps me to alleviate any of the stress that I am feeling at that particular time and it gives me the opportunity to head it off before it is able to take control of my day. Secondly, the meditation and care that I give to myself for the first hour of the day goes a long way in giving me the strength to manage my stress successfully.