Pain is often unavoidable for most in the RA community. When pain does strike, you may sometimes feel your only avenue is to succumb and wallow in self-pity. But, here's a better idea—go for a distraction from the pain. While you may have to push yourself to muster the strength, it will certainly feel better to laugh, than to cry.
*Thank you to For Grace and their annual Women in Pain Conference for inspiring this topic on healthy ways to distract yourself from chronic pain.