1. Extra Sleep
Make sure you are getting a little extra sleep, and try to go to bed and get up around the same times each day. This gets your body into a routine and you will know how much sleep you need to feel your best.
2. Break it up
Don’t try to clean the whole house in one session. Break jobs into manageable tasks, and rest in between.
3. Slow Down
Allow more time for daily routines. Showering, getting dressed, cooking meals – all of those things use up energy that can make you tired before the day gets started. Allow more time for routines, and break it up.
4. Accept Help
Let others help you. It may be hard to accept help, but allowing your support system to take over some tasks so that you can do your favorite things more easily is worth it!
5. Work smart, not hard.
Using an assistive device such as a shower chair, using a stool to sit while cooking or chopping vegetables, or a rolling garden stool can make your day more productive.
6. Schedule tasks
Tackle larger tasks when you have more energy, such as in the morning. Do easier sit-down tasks in the evening when you know you will be more tired.
7. Recovery time
Take it one day at a time. If you are planning a big day with lots of activities, plan a rest day afterward without pressuring yourself to do much.
8. Communicate with loved ones
Have an honest conversation with your family or friends about doing things together. Make sure to plan activities that are easier for you to attend, so that you don’t miss out on seeing your favorite people! Explain your need to rest frequently and the best times of day to go out.