Appendix 2 - Manage Your Pain: Practical and Positive Ways of Adapting to Chronic Pain - Michael K. Nicholas, Allan Molloy, Lee Beeston, Lois Tonkin

Manage Your Pain: Practical and Positive Ways of Adapting to Chronic Pain - Michael K. Nicholas, Allan Molloy, Lee Beeston, Lois Tonkin (2012)

Appendix 2


Creative activities

· Doing artwork

· Pottery, ceramics, etc

· Knitting, needlework, sewing, etc

· Taking a course in a creative skill (eg art, photography, cooking, pottery, etc)

· Cooking something special or new

· Redecorating a part of a room or house

· Restoring furniture, antiques, etc

· Woodwork or carpentry

· Repairing things

· Working with machines, engines, electrical equipment, etc

· Photography

· Writing

· Thinking up or arranging songs or music

· Singing

· Playing a musical instrument (alone or with others)

· Learning to play a musical instrument

· Acting or taking acting lessons

· Participating in an organisation related to your creative interests

· Reading books, articles or magazines related to creative interests

Entertainment activities

· Watching television

· Listening to the radio

· Listening to music

· Going to a play

· Going to the movies

· Going to a concert, the opera or ballet

· Going to an art gallery, a museum or an exhibition

· Going to a rock concert

· Going to a sports event

· Going to the races (car, boat, horses, etc)

· Reading the newspaper or a magazine

Educational activities

· Reading books, plays, poems, etc

· Reading about a subject which interests you

· Going to lecture courses or other classes which interest you

· Learning a foreign language

· Learning to do something new (eg acquiring a new skill)

· Going to the library

Physical activities

· Playing bowls or other lawn sports

· Swimming

· Going for a walk

· Snorkelling

· Boating

· Hunting, shooting, archery, etc

· Fishing

· Bushwalking or exploring

· Camping

· Sitting in the sun

· Being at the beach

· Driving a car or riding a motorcycle

· Going for a trip on a bus, ferry or train (just for fun)

· Participating in a club related to your own sporting interests

· Playing sport in competition

· Playing snooker, pool, etc

Social activities

· Writing to or recontacting an old friend

· Telephoning an old friend

· Visiting a neighbour or friend

· Inviting a friend or neighbour to your place

· Having a friend or neighbour to lunch or dinner, or to morning or afternoon tea

· Arranging or going on an outing with a friend or neighbour

· Arranging a meeting or outing with several mutual friends

· Having friends or relatives over for lunch or dinner

· Throwing a party

· Meeting someone new of the same sex

· Meeting someone new of the opposite sex

· Joining a club (social, recreational, academic, etc)

· Going to a wine bar, coffee shop, hotel, etc

· Going to a restaurant with friends

· Going to a party, picnic, barbecue, etc

· Being with people you like

· Talking about your interests: sport, movies, politics, philosophy, etc

· Going out on a date

· Going to a ball, dance, etc

· Complimenting, praising or thanking someone

· Doing something positive for someone (eg offering assistance, giving a gift, etc)

· Having your preferred sexual activities

Miscellaneous activities

· Active involvement in politics, community or social action groups, etc

· Being involved in religious or church activities, etc

· Speaking a foreign language

· Playing chess, draughts, etc

· Playing cards, bridge, board games, etc

· Collecting things (eg stamps, coins, wine, etc)

· Gathering natural objects (eg flowers, rocks, driftwood, etc)

· Gardening, caring for house-plants, etc

· Visiting interesting places outdoors (eg the zoo, reserves, parks, riverside, harbour, etc)

· Caring for or being with animals or pets

· Being in the country, the mountains, or at the seaside

· Planning or taking a holiday or trip

· Giving or receiving massages or backrubs

· Going to a sauna or doing health-related activities

· Having your hair done or cut

· Taking a hot shower or bath

· Getting dressed up

· Having a hot drink in bed at night

· Having a take-away meal

· Having a meal in a restaurant

· Buying something special for yourself (or someone else)