One strategy that has worked for me is to practice mindfulness meditation. This involves focusing on the present moment and accepting the pain without judgment, which can help reduce stress and anxiety.
I find that getting enough rest and practicing good sleep hygiene is important for coping with chronic pain. Poor sleep quality or not getting enough sleep can exacerbate pain and make it more difficult to cope.
I think it’s also important to find ways to stay engaged with activities that you enjoy, even if it means making modifications to accommodate the pain. This can help improve mood and overall quality of life.