Racing to get to the finish line will not serve you well. It will simply trigger exhaustion and symptom flares.
A better approach is to PACE yourself.
To be successful at pacing, you have to pay attention to your body and know your limits. It can help to keep a journal or symptom log. The aim is to answer questions like
What symptoms are “early warning signs” that I’ve neared my limit?
The most important thing to keep in mind when starting a diary is to keep it simple. If it takes only a few minutes to fill out, you’re more likely to stick to it when you’re feeling your worst (which can be the most important time to do it.) Also, while several forms are available, you should tailor the records to your own situation and keep the information relevant to you.
Experts have come up with different types of diaries or logs and a lot of templates are available online. You may want to experiment to see which method or combination of methods works best for you.
Some experts say keeping a more traditional journal — about your life and for personal rather than medical use — can be a big help relieving stress and managing the emotional components of living with a chronic illness. You may even want to share your journal with people in your life to help them gain a better perspective on what it is you’re going through.
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