For people with chronic pain, life can be hard. The unrelenting pain may make you feel uncomfortable and cranky and even hopeless at times. But it’s more within your control than you think; switching bad habits for good ones can help ease the pain and improve – and potentially prolong – your life.
It’s never too late to reverse your bad habits or adopt some new, healthy ones, and it can be done if you give yourself some time and patience.
It’s said that it can take about 21 days to develop a habit; when you think about it, that’s really not a huge amount of time to invest in better health and happiness. It’s very likely that if you can make it through the initial “changing” phase, you can sustain your new habits. Try your best, of course, but cut yourself some slack and realize you may not find success immediately.
In just a few weeks’ time, with practice and some shifting in your thinking, you’ll have an arsenal of better behaviors; a small investment when you consider the huge payoffs that will follow.