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Pacing Strategies

To summarize what we've covered up to now, the first step in pacing is to find your limits or Energy Envelope. You got an overall understanding of your limits by placing yourself on the Rating Scale in the Self-Appraisal section of the site and you may have extended that understanding by defining your limits in specific areas using the techniques described on the previous page.

Now we turn to the second step in pacing: adapting to the limits imposed by CFS and/or FM. This process, which can occur as you refine your understanding of your limits, is a gradual process, involving the use of multiple strategies, but benefits can come immediately from even a small change such as adopting one or two of the strategies you'll read about shortly.

Through experimentation, you can find the combination of strategies that works best for you from the strategies described on the next three pages.


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