Movement is life, even if it is moving from the front door to the mailbox. Try to move a little more each day.
Mental health depends on being around supportive, loving people. Do not isolate yourself. This will lead to more depression and pain.
Slow, deep breaths can increase your focus and decrease your stress response, subsequently decreasing your pain.
Both have been found to improve one’s mental and physical health.
Getting adequate sleep is vital for mood and pain. Make sure you have good sleep hygiene. This includes having a sleep routine, limiting screen time, watching your caffeine intake, not engaging in upsetting conversations before bed, and writing down things you don’t want to forget.