“It is good to be taught humility when we are young. If we do not experience pain as children, we will cause pain as adults.” -Darren Shan

As stubborn human beings, we tend to run solo, not willing to ask for help. We think that we are strong enough to fight every battle that comes our way.

However, when chronic pain enters our life, everything is shattered. We are constantly barraged by pain on a daily basis that tasks which used to be easy for us now require twice the effort to accomplish.

Stop trying to do it on your own!

Believe me, this is definitely easier said than done. We all struggle with admitting that we need help. In my own journey, I have to constantly beat the stubbornness within myself into submission (not literally, no worries) in order to get to the place where I will ask for aide.

Today, relinquish your stubbornness and accept the help of those around you.

Again, this is not as simple as snapping your fingers. Like the chronic pain you endure, you must fight this on a continual basis. It will only get harder as you go, but it will save you from a lot of heartache in the long run.