This week is all about paying attention to the body. Especially by applying an exercise from the mindfulness, the body scan.
Why attention works
Paying attention to pain is one of the most difficult things there is. It is much easier to ignore pain, to be angry or sad because of pain and to avoid pain as much as possible.
Again, the earlier comparison of the quarrel is good. If you have a quarrel, it is easier to ignore that person and put the blame on him or her. It is difficult to see what you yourself could have done differently and to enter into a conversation. But it is also the only way to get out of the quarrel.
Further from here
If you have managed to practice with the body scan several times this week, then that's a good start! If it is good, it is very difficult and hard work to do such an exercise and persevere. Living better with pain is hard work. But you have taken the first steps in solving the 'quarrel' with your alarm system.
Time to deepen your mindfulness. This can be done with the following apps, among others:
Or via a trainer in your area.