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Suggested Steps for Pacing

 

There are many paths to incorporating pacing strategies into your life. Here’s one to consider:

1) Daily Scheduled Rests
Take one or two rests daily, regardless of how you feel. (Probably the most common starting point for people in the self-help program and something that brings immediate results for most people.)

2) Activity Limits
Use experimentation to find how long you can do various activities without intensifying your symptoms, then enforce those limits using a timer.

3) Mental Adjustments
Observe your self-talk and adjust it as necessary. For example, if you usually say "I have to finish anything I start," replace it with "I listen to my body and stop when I'm tired."