balsamandash: (hp] build and teach)
I am alive and... well, surviving. I'm not sure well is the word for it but I'm getting by. Family is stressful, work is stressful, life is stressful, but I'm managing. I'm going to try and be productive and make an appointment for glasses this week, and hopefully to write at some point. I'm also considering trying to look into massages at some point in the next couple of weeks. I have no idea where to even start with that, though, so we'll see if anything happens.

On another note entirely I started setting up Habitica/HabitRPG. I've tried before, but it never stuck; but I'm hoping with the mobile app and being more careful about what I add, I might have a better chance this time around. Which brings me to my question: If you use(d) Habitica, or a similar task list program, what do you have on your daily to-dos/habits/rewards? I'm curious, and trying to figure mine out, and advice is always good. (I also downloading EpicWin, but I have to figure out how that works before I can figure out if it's going to do me any good, and I don't feel like screwing with apps right now, so that one I can do on the computer it is!)
balsamandash: Abigail Hobbs (Hannibal) from nose to sternum, twisting her fingers together nervously (han] what a year and what a night)
So -- people who have issues with pain; what do you do to get yourself through bad pain periods? Particularly when you have work/physically demanding responsibilities that you can't skip or put off until pain is gone?

I have chronic/reoccuring pain of some kind in... practically every part of my body -- feet, legs, back, stomach, chest, hands, arms, shoulders, neck, jaw, temples, headaches, wow this list is worse than I expected when I actually write it out. It's been a particularly bad couple of weeks for it; I'm bad at quantifying pain but I'd say my average for this month is quite a bit worse than my average in general. I work on my feet all nigh, picking up and moving around heavy boxes and then doing repetitive motions that cause pain in my arms even on days there previously wasn't any.

And I am terrible at coping mechanisms or finding things to make the pain better. (Massage generally helps but is not something I have daily access to or anything right now. Being warm helps so I'm picking up something long-sleeved I can wear during work to keep myself from getting as chilly, but that only does so much good.)

So if you deal with anything like this, share what works for you? Either for getting through the period of having to do things or ways to help ease the pain after getting home/before leaving/when I happen to have a decent chunk of time? I would really appreciate the advice.

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