SMART Goals and Chronic Pain: What are your goals?
How often do you think you can't do something because of pain?
I struggled with this because I set unrealistic expectations. I based my expectations on what I used to be prior to living in chronic pain. That was my A life; overachiever, perfectionist, multitasker. During the onset of chronic pain, and time of instability, denial and confusion, I lived my B life. Presently, I'm doing my best and living my C life which is stable, moderate and flexible. Learning how to use SMART goals helped me attain direction in my C life and gave organization to guide me towards succeeding and appreciating my small wins.
How have you helped to manage chronic pain using SMART goals? What have your small but satisfying wins been?