Hello there! How are you doing today? How is your pain level? I have been way to busy myself, and plum worn out!
I will answer your question but please know that I am probably not the best person to answer these questions. So, hopefully, others will stop by with answers in between holiday events.
I wish I could say I overcame it all and turned my life around for the better! But the truth is I was not able to do it alone. I have been under the care of a Pain Psychologist from day one. Almost 4 years now. Each time I hit a snag that I cannot move forwards with, I go back to "active" therapy. We do everything from keeping up my Biofeedback practice, cognitive behavior, lessons on the hurdles I will face... I think you get the idea. I am well adjusted for the most part. Well, I think so anyway. Its just that I am unable to go through the hurdles by myself and I need professional help along the way. I have changed my entire home, my hobbies, habits, through process, unconscious actions, conscious actions.. all of it. Though I do get down to check-ups (mental heath checks) eventually... it is just that when ever something is too much for me I have to go back to active (weekly visits IE every 5 days). This helps me to adapt and transition to each major change in my health.
Like I said, I am probably not the best person to answer this question for you. I am sure there are others who are able to adapt their life better than I am able to. Personally, I just cannot do all of it alone sometimes.