In my journey to become pain free, I have learned that I need to take time for myself to do things I enjoy and as a result it has helped pain to lessen and I am also happier. I am learning that I should not expect perfection from myself. I tend to put too much on my plate every day and then am disappointed when I cannot accomplish it all. I did not even realize my perfectionist tendencies even though through the years my family told me numerous times. I always denied it but this program along with reading TMS centered books, the Structured Ed. program, and journal keeping has helped me to see it and how it has contributed to my pain. I have now made it a point to do something I enjoy every day instead of working hard all day long every day.