1. Touch – Nerves can only process one sensation at a time. Ask you beloved to gently stroke the area that hurts to distract your nerves.
2. Reading – Disappearing into a good story can block out the pain. Ask your friends to recommend good books.
3. Creativity – Creativity helps you focus on something else. Try coloring, photography, writing, woodworking, knitting or baking.
4. Sex – Orgasms produce endorphins, your body’s natural painkillers.
5. Nature – Getting out of the house gets you out of your head. Take a deep breath and notice the natural world.
6. Laughing – A good laugh makes you feel better all over. Try a comedy podcast or movie.
7. Petting your Pets – Did you know that a cat’s purr vibrating between 20-140Hz can be therapeutic for some illnesses.
8. Good Sleep – Your body heals when you sleep. Ask your doctor for help to sleep better.
9. Cuddling with Kids – Having the small body of a child next to you makes you feel protective and living, the antithesis of pain.
10. Meditation – Meditating just 20 minutes a day can significantly reduce your perception of pain.
Much thanks to Garima the creator of empress2inspire for her help on this post.