Get beyond yourself and your circumstances. Take some time to pray or meditate, whatever you call that experience in which you intentionally quiet your inner self and reach out to a higher power, God, force or energy… whatever you name it. Seek quiet. Begin to know and experience your part of an every expanding and purposefully growing universe.
Reflect on your life’s purpose. Why are you here? What are you called to do? Are you doing it? How? When? Is something pulling you in a direction which honors your life’s purpose? What would this look like in 10 years for you?
After your moments of prayer/meditation/reflection notice the intensity of your pain on the 1-10 scale.