Hobbies are an amazing way to feel useful and creative at the same time, and take your mind off pain for a while. With limited time and energy, sometimes these types of diversions are neglected. Think back to what hobbies you used to enjoy or think ahead to the hobbies that you planned to do when you finally had the spare time to pursue it. Where is all the time going?
Consider scheduling a small amount of time for hobbies. Hobbies are a great way to engage your brain in something other than telling you about your pain. Be creative!