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Mollyisme33

434d

hi everyone! I'm just looking for some tips on how to do basic tasks while in a flare. I've been bad lately and need to clean my room but can barely clean sat at my desk let alone the floor :/

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    • TattsCatsNaps

      434d

      I practice something called “pacing” - it’s often used in MS but is helpful for most chronic illnesses sufferers. Make it work for you. In short it’s about whatever energy you’re putting in - make sure to know your limits and take equal breaks. For example, I have a thing when I’m cleaning to clean for an hour then sit and rest for an hour. That could look different in a flare. 10 minuets cleaning, an hour rest - find a swing that works for you ❤️ just remember to treat yourself with kindness. Does the cleaning have to be done today? Would it benefit you more taking time to heal and rest and restore your strength? I hope you are okay 💕

    • TattsCatsNaps

      434d

      I practice something called “pacing” - it’s often used in MS but is helpful for most chronic illnesses sufferers. Make it work for you. In short it’s about whatever energy you’re putting in - make sure to know your limits and take equal breaks. For example, I have a thing when I’m cleaning to clean for an hour then sit and rest for an hour. That could look different in a flare. 10 minuets cleaning, an hour rest - find a swing that works for you ❤️ just remember to treat yourself with kindness. Does the cleaning have to be done today? Would it benefit you more taking time to heal and rest and restore your strength? I hope you are okay 💕

      • Mollyisme33

        433d

        @TattsCatsNaps hi thanks for the long reply I did a small amount and left it for the night. I have decided to do like 30 mins a day more or less depending on how I'm feeling, for example on a good day ill do an hour and bad days 10 minutes. I'm working on the not being hard on myself bit. That isn't easy :D my boyfriend helps but I don't want to rely on him for everything just yet haha i want some independence

    • DrakellaEuphrates

      434d

      Take it slow and don't push yourself. It will only make things worse if you overstrain yourself.

    • edithh

      434d

      have some water near by and clean whilst sitting down :))

      • Mollyisme33

        434d

        @edithh even cleaning sat at my desk is killing me :(

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One suggestion is to divide everything into smaller tasks and do them a little at a time. Set timers to keep you on track, make a detailed list of everything you need to do, and prioritize the most important and manageable tasks. Take rest breaks in between tasks and stay hydrated. Start with the smallest or least overwhelming tasks and work up to the bigger ones. Remember, you don't have to get everything done at once; making progress, no matter how small, is still an accomplishment.

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