Resource “Lists” compiled by readers like you!

For the times you have no energy to deal with the pain and can’t decide on your own…  A big thank you!!  to all who contributed!

  • Rest without feeling guilty
  • Go for a walk
  • Buy new house plants
  • Check out Pinterest
  • Instagram #positivity#quotes
  • Take it day by day
  • Reading
  • Stretch after a hot shower
  • Getting outside in Nature
  • Working out
  • Make a pile of clutter to clear out when you feel better,  less stuff, more control 🙂
  • Going out with family and friends
  • Go to the movies
  • Prayer
  • Deep breathing
  • Essential oils topically and diffusing them in your space
  • Talking to other RA warriors and people who understand
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Osteopathy
  • Keep moving
  • Research
  • Research for a book you’re writing
  • Practice calligraphy
  • practice guitar
  • SING!
  • Look after your pets to keep yourself tender and not bitter from the pain
  • Design quilts, keep a few at various stages so you can work on them depending on were you’re at
  • Plan a garden, designed with your pain and abilities in mind
  • Create
  • Do small tasks to keep you going
  • Develop new interests
  • Stay productive
  • Learn to bake paleo and try new recipes
  • testing new things
  • Creating new thigs
  • Beading small crafting projects
  • Raising chickens for egss gardening
  • cleaning
  • Nap, Nap, Nap
  • Travelling to physio
  • Dr’s appointments
  • Dog training
  • Restore old furniture
  • Physiotherapy in water
  • CBD heat rubs and infused edibles
  • Grab a book
  • Sink into an Epsom salt bath
  • Use epsom salt poultices when getting in bath is sketchy
  • Big comfy pillows to elevate the offending limb/digit or whole body
  • Couch time
  • Watch netflix/Hulu
  • Cardio when able
  • Guided meditation to help deal with the anxiety and frustration of having chronic pain
  • Stay in bed
  • Go for coffee with a friend
  • Get outside and change the scenery
  • Take photos, helps you see something else besides your pain
  • The beach
  • Connecting with other RA people especially on really crappy days, strength in numbers and maybe help you see your pain isn’t as bad as others
  • Hugs