Fatigue and the “To Do” List ~
We know that fatigue is one of the most common symptom for multiple sclerosis, occurring in nearly 80% of all MSers. I’ve learned to conserve my energy and value rest. I try to plan and pace my “to do” list, prioritizing and focusing on things that need to get done first. The biggest obstacle I have is me. Often I think I can do everything on my “to do” list when reality says no! And boy, can I push that no!
Today was a perfect example. I was running errands and stopped at one to many stores. I knew I was pacing myself and felt pretty good after all. And just like that, I could feel my ole gas tank beginning to hit empty. I was done. Time to head home as my energy was depleted, rest was required and my “to do” list was finished for the day.
At this stage of the game, I am fully aware of my limitations, when to say when, but the desire to do what I used to do, complete that entire “to do” list, is ever-present. Did I learn from over doing it (again)? I hope so. MS and fatigue require me to pace myself, listen to my body and rest often! What do you do to manage your fatigue?
Always an adventure as I seek to manage and conquer the unpredictability of MS and fatigue.
“Count Your Blessings”