5 Things a Chronic Pain Sufferer Should Do This Summer
5 Things a Chronic Pain Sufferer Should Do This Summer – When living with chronic pain or battling a chronic illness we often stay home because we are in too much pain or uncomfortable going into a public setting. The idea of going into a crowd can cause some major anxiety, the possibility of getting bumped or pushing our bodies to keep up with our friends or family leaves us dreading leaving our home. I have found there are places we can go that may not have a huge crowd and have found getting out of the house is important. The key to accomplishing this is finding comfort and this may vary for each one of us.
Dressing comfortably, bringing a blanket or anything you may need will be important to having an enjoyable time. Planning will be important, it may sound like a lot of work but it is so worth it and I know you’ll be happy you were able to get out of the house, even if it is for a little while.
Here are 5 things a chronic pain sufferer should do this Summer:
Watch the sunrise –
When battling chronic pain often means sleepless nights, but there is something renewing about watching the sunrise. The birds start chirping and the world wakes up. The sky paints a beautiful picture and a sense of hope is restored.
Watch a sunset on the beach –
Okay, so maybe you don’t have a beach close by, but you can still find some place close to watch the sunset. With so much hustle in the world today, it’s nice to stop and enjoy natures beauty. After experiencing years of chronic pain it’s sometimes nice to see the day come to an end. Who knows, you may get caught up in the beautiful moment and give your mind a break from the pain and worry (even if it’s for a few minutes).
Go Star Gazing –
This may take some planning because you will need to find some place without a lot of city lights and a good view, but this is one of my favorite things. I can’t tell you how many shooting stars I have been able to see and I’m like a kid every time I see another one. I’m lucky to live in the country and I get spoiled with beautiful fire flies to top off a perfect night. Don’t forget the bug spray for those pesky mosquito’s.
Plan a picnic at the park –
This does not have to be some well planned meal at the park, maybe it’s just stopping at the grocery stores deli and grabbing a sub or sandwich to bring with you…remember this is about feeling good not stressing over what meal to pack! Take in the scenery, watch the kids play, and enjoy the fresh air.
Visit your favorite place from your childhood –
Obviously you may have to be within driving distance or you will have to do some major planning, but visiting your favorite place from childhood could be just the boost you may need. Whether it’s your favorite restaurant, driving past your old home, or even your old school, it’s sure to bring back some fond memories.