protocol we’re following and we know if we follow the plan then we will have a
successful, positive day.
Then the unpredictable, real world seems to take over. By the late afternoon we’ve either blown the plan to bits or we’re barely on track just hanging on. And we seem to do this way too often. OK, we’re human and we can forgive our weaknesses. But ME/CFS is not forgiving. ME/CFS is opportunistic and just waiting for an opening to assert itself like an energy gremlin. So what to do?
One of the strategies I used was to plan my day with built in breaks. I would sandwich them around the most demanding part of the day and sometimes also right in the middle if need be. I would have ‘optional’ parts of the day that I could opt out of depending on my energy levels and what else was still required of me. Essentially, I planned for unpredictable. I gave myself space in the day to rest and to do whatever self-care I needed.
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Be Well Again,