After making sure to plug energy drains, its equally important to charge up. And charging up isn't necessarily done by resting more...
A common generalization of Sir Isaac Newtons first law of motions states that "A body in motion tends to remain in motion, a body at rest tends to remain at rest", this is also known as the law of inertia.
The way I relate this to pain-free living, is that it takes a lot of guts to stay active if you suffer from chronic illness. Moving hurts, and we often have enough just dealing with the stuff we HAVE to do, and end up cutting down on anything that's not absolutely essential. So we stop doing the stuff that gives us joy and positive energy, as our health problems get the center stage. The less we do, the harder it is to do stuff, and as our life shrinks so does our courage.
In spoon talk it would be like this: It's like my supply of spoons is being constantly diminished, for each week I don't recharge, I lose more spoons.
But what can you do to charge your batteries? Which people, situations and activities leave you feeling buzzed and energetic, and how can you include more of them in your weekly schedule? I try to have at least one day a week where charging my batteries is the main goal, whether that is by hanging out with good friends, going for a hike in nature, exercising, cooking, playing board games, going to a movie or an art show.