- : 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.
- Step 1: Identify the pain Identify the area that you are having difficulty with.
- Step 2: Accept the pain Accept that you are in pain and understand that everyone feels pain at some point.
- Step 3: Breathe deeply Breathe deeply into the lungs and breathe out slowly to relax your mind and body.
- Step 4: Keep moving Keep your body active and moving.
- Step 5: Focus 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.
- Step 6: Relieve tension Relieve muscle tension. Practice relaxing and tensing your muscles to feel the difference between the two states.
- Step 7: Meditate Meditate in a quiet soothing place, relaxing the body by focusing on prayer, chanting, or doing deep breathing.
- TIP: Listening to soothing, rhythmic music while meditating may increase relaxation and help regulate your breathing patterns.
- 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.
- FACT: Did you know? The first use of ether as a surgical anesthetic occurred on March 30, 1842 by Dr. Crawford Williamson Long.
You Will Need
- Deep breathing techniques
- Relaxation techniques
- Soothing music (optional)