One thing that seems to help is visualizations. I'm not very good with the kind of visualizations that make you try to imagine your pain and lessen it. I don't want to think about my pain any more than I have to. But lately, I've found imagining walking around my favorite places. Visualizations can also be a form of prayer, or help with getting in a prayerful mindset. It's been a while since I've thought of these things, but now I think this may be a good idea.
Fortunately, I don't have to visualize a good day outside. It's absolutely gorgious! I will not walk more than I should... I will not walk more than I should... Darn it!