How to Ignore Pain

Sore muscles are all part of working your body to its maximum potential. Work through the pain and see serious results.


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You Will Need

  • Deep breathing techniques
  • Motion
  • Focus
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Meditation
  • Soothing music (optional)


  1. Ignoring pain can lead to serious injury or health problems. Consult your doctor regarding any pain you may be feeling to rule out serious heath risks.

  2. Step 1

    Identify the pain

    Identify the area that you are having difficulty with.

  3. Step 2

    Accept the pain

    Accept that you are in pain and understand that everyone feels pain at some point.

  4. Step 3

    Breathe deeply

    Breathe deeply into the lungs and breathe out slowly to relax your mind and body.

  5. Step 4

    Keep moving

    Keep your body active and moving.

  6. Step 5


    Focus on completing tasks that are painful by keeping your mind fixed on the end result or by separating your mind from the task altogether.

  7. Step 6

    Relieve tension

    Relieve muscle tension. Practice relaxing and tensing your muscles to feel the difference between the two states.

  8. Step 7


    Meditate in a quiet soothing place, relaxing the body by focusing on prayer, chanting, or doing deep breathing.

  9. Listening to soothing, rhythmic music while meditating may increase relaxation and help regulate your breathing patterns.

  10. Step 8

    Seek understanding

    Seek out an understanding of your pain and try release all anxiety connected with it to find inner relaxation and peace.

  11. Did you know? The first use of ether as a surgical anesthetic occurred on March 30, 1842 by Dr. Crawford Williamson Long.