So last night I was watching a programme about the period of history I study, and I started getting emotional, thinking because of my back pain I would have to give up a career I love, and worrying about what ifs...which predictably caused a big flare. Normally though i would be affected for days, but I just stopped mid stream, thought how ridiculous this was, and talked it out. It went away. Today I went hiking and hill climbing for two hours, had some mild discomfort, but I did it. I am getting better every day, and will trust myself and my body enough to know that I will get rid of the last bits of this pain quite soon. I just need to stop indulging in self abuse and catastrophising. I also seemed to have convinced myself that the pain will get worse as I get tired and the day goes on, a pattern I am trying to break. Any tips on breaking silly patterns like this?