In order to get anything done around my house I just have to bite the bullet and get to work, even though it's painful. I have found it helpful to listen to really loud music on my iPod while doing housework because then tasks like vacuuming don't seem to hurt as much. One song in particular helps me forget the pain. I don't know what's special about this song, maybe it brings back happy high school memories. Anyway, here's my arthritis song.