Ah! So you've met Mr. Pain.I can relate, it's a bit different from those whose happy place is about taking a trip to a vacation or local favorite destination.
One thing I have is unpredictable windows of time where I'm in less that usual pain, or at least some parts of me are in less or little pain.
I've been icing my RH and right elbow a couple of times a day lately to keep those parts working OK so that when neck back and head etc pain diminish and I get my midday energy period I have a shot at making some music or today also adjusting the truss rod of #1 since the worse cold snap has wreaked havoc.
Laying down to rest or sleep is also painful for me, and I've read recently some stuff about mind control of pain but not dug into that.
I do more deny and ignore!
Less and less effective though, and even sitting with a guitar is now kind of a bear.
Music seems to absorb all other sensation for a bit, so if I can get ahold of something music-making and dig into it, the pain seemingly stops being a sensation.
Cheeky bastard he is.