Conserving Your Energy

Many of us have to decide where we are going to spend our energy each day. Once we have spent our allotment for that day, we need to rest. This requires us to make difficult choices each day. If we do the laundry, we may not have the energy to prepare an evening meal.

Before we became ill, friends and family members could count on us being able to go out on the spur of the moment for a coffee or grab a bite to eat in a restaurant. But now we require advance notice in order to be able to rest prior to a social event. Even then, we may not be able to join you. Please keep asking us to join you, as we want to, but just may not be able to do so at this time. We want and need to be with our friends and family.

Preserving Your Health

Remember that it is very important when you awaken each morning to carefully assess the amount of energy that is required by each of your required day's activities. After allowing for rest periods, divide what energy is left over for your non- critical activities remembering to save some of your energy for pleasure and fun.

In periods of higher energy, try not to be tempted to 'catch up'.