Simplify your tasks and set realistic goals. Don’t think you have to do things the same way you’ve always done them.
Plan your activities (chores, exercises and recreation) ahead of time. Space them out throughout the day. Do not schedule too many things to do in one day. Do the things that take more energy when you are feeling your best.
If needed, rest before and after activities.
If you become tired during an activity, stop and rest. You may need to finish it on another day or when you feel less tired.
Do not plan activities right after a meal. Rest 20-30 minutes after each meal.
Ask for help. Divide the tasks among family and friends.
Get a good night’s sleep and elevate your head when sleeping. Be careful not to nap too much during the day or you might not be able to sleepat night.
If your doctor says it’s ok, you may climb steps. You may need to rest part of the way if you become tired. Try to arrange your activities so you do not have to climb up and down stairs many times during the day.
Avoid extreme physical activities. Do not push, pull, or lift heavy objects (more than 10 pounds) that require you to strain.