...."Personally I think tracking pain intensity can make you focus too much on your progress. This can be disheartening if you are having a slow or difficult recovery. The most important thing is to ignore the pain and focus on living your life. Don't obsess over your treatment, or how much progress you have or have not made. Investigate your triggers and then move on." So my question is this....How do I wake up and THINK something different? Meaning not waking up and immediately finding the pain site, giving it an intensity number and start figuring out what I can or can't do today. Seriously! I am trying not to focus...but trying no to focus still feels like pressure. I do this every single morning. Think groundhog day. As the watcher of "me" I notice that I am doing it and try to interrupt immediately, but I feel angry, sad and afraid the moment I see the pattern continuing. I do recover some later in the morning as I am fortified to remind myself that these stressful thoughts are because I am human, I practice self love and reread Dr. Sarno's reminders. I want to create new neuropathways and experience new morning thoughts. Suggestions please?