The importance of pacing yourself

A great read from a fellow spoonie.
Pacing – the most important and rewarding tool we have to keeping our spoons for what we want to do, but why, please someone tell me why is it so difficult – it is like kryptonite to a spoonie, that fear of failure if you rest or say no to something. Paying dearly for a day out for day’s sometimes weeks on end (that suffering that is invisible to others who have seen you out so claim you are a fraudster as no one except those you live with see you!), knowing when you should stop but that pesky mind telling you not to ruin someone elses day or fun!

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Happy Sunday all! I hope you have had a fantastic weekend!

One of the keys to living with a chronic illness is…you guessed it – PACE YOURSELF!! I cannot say this enough times – to others AND myself included!

Yesterday, Bart and I were going to be going to Toronto for a date night to walk around, have dinner, then go skating. Because I knew we were going to be out for 8 or so hours, I slept in, and spent most of the day on the couch doing homework, reading my book, and relaxing. I knew my body would need to rest before we were out for the night. If I hadn’t done that, there is no way I would have even MADE IT to the shower and getting ready stage, let alone the date! So I hung out all day until 230 when I got up to get…

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