Disclaimer: The assumption here is that these strategies require nothing but your own internal resources. No buying things. No alcohol or drugs. Just a little time and space with yourself. Not all of these things may work for you, nor do I suggest we have to feel better and forget our problems. Pain has its place, but we don’t always need to stay entirely in the pain in order to heal. The end goal is better functioning overall so we can get through the day one step at a time.