mastering pacing so that you dont run out of energy with ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia or Lyme Disease

7 Tips for Mastering Pacing for ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Lyme Disease

This is a post I wrote especially for ProHealth’s Inspirational Corner  and first appeared there about 2 months ago. With energy limiting chronic illnesses like ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Lyme disease, a key to being as well as possible is to make sure you don’t use more energy that you readily have available to you. (This is sometimes referred … Read more

 
How to recognise that you are running out of energy/spoons

7 Signs that You’re Running Out of Spoons

One frustrating thing about energy limiting chronic illnesses like ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Lyme disease, is that energy levels can fluctuate from one day to the next. Christine Miserandino’s Spoon Theory has helped many people understand the concept of rationing out your energy by relating an energy unit to a spoon, but what happens on those … Read more

 
Journaling to help unlearn the completion compulsion for better pacing with chronic illness

No.1 Pacing Tip: How to Unlearn the Completion Compulsion

This is a post I wrote especially for ProHealth’s Inspirational Corner  and first appeared there about 2 months ago. There is nothing in our once healthy previous lives that can prepare us for what’s involved in getting good at pacing. At least in the way that the very limited energy of illnesses like ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Lyme disease … Read more

 

3 Things that Give Me Back More Energy Than They Take

This is a post I wrote especially for ProHealth’s Inspirational Corner and first appeared there a little over a month ago It may sound bizarre, but there are various things that I can do that leave me with noticeably more energy than I had before I do them. My scientific mind wants to find an explanation and the best I … Read more

 

The Challenge of Keeping a Little Distance from your Energy Boundary

This is a post I wrote especially for ProHealth’s Inspirational Corner and first appeared there about 5 weeks ago With illness such as Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS and Lyme disease one of the most important things we need to learn is how to live within our energy envelope. Most of us at least try not to overreach ourselves … Read more

 

ME/CFS and the Fundamental Importance of Recognising and Respecting our Energy Limits

There is nothing new in this statement. There is even specific ME/CFS terminology for it: staying within our ‘energy envelope’! But the fact is that it’s extraordinarily difficult to achieve. However I believe that if we were only to focus on one illness management goal, this would have to be the one.  The more we can … Read more