Hey BaltimoreBaby! How's your day going? The best thing that I ever did was find a Psychologist who I have been going to for over a year now. She has really helped me to cope with my struggles whether they be physical or psychological. It's all about your mindset and what you choose to do with it. I try every day to think positive thoughts, write down quotes that speak to me and call them gentle reminders, I practice EST tapping when I am really having a hard time emotionally. I believe that our emotional well being affects our physical well being. I make sure that I have a safety net of people who I can turn to and talk to in my time of need. I have what are called Power Thought Cards by Louise L. Hay that I pull out and look at from time to time and keep flipping through the cards until I see something that speaks to me on the cards, there are 64 cards that come in a box and each are of a different topic. I use mindfulness, being mindful of my thoughts when they become negative. I practice self talk when I am not in a good place. I use visualization as a way to keep myself calm when I am not in a good place. I write down at least five things that I am thankful or grateful for and pull that list out when I am not in a good place. I also believe that food plays a big factor in how it affects our bodies physically as well as emotionally. I am not a "religious" person , but I do believe in having a spiritual connection whether it be with God, nature, or whatever it is that you choose. I believe that the body, mind, and spirit are all connected to each other. I also am starting to use music as an outlet as well as journaling to get my thoughts and feelings on paper. All of these things have helped me in some way or another to cope with my Fibromyalgia. But, as you know, what works for one person may not work for another. Not every day is all peaches and cream so to speak. I'd be lying if I said that I didn't have bad days or challenges. But, this is what works for me and has helped me to get through some tough things. If there is anything that I have written here that will help someone else, I would be so happy! Or as they say in another group, "Take what you need and leave the rest." I have to take one day at a time and sometimes I have to take one second at a time. It all depends on what the day brings me. It took me a long time to get where I am today, and I am always continuing to learn new things on my journey in this thing called life. But as I have said many times before, never give up, never give in! I hope that you have a fabulous day dear friend! Gentle hugs to you!