Yipee! I did it! I paced myself today. I got out of bed gently without too much stiffness and sat on the side of the bed for a while. I made myself a good breakfast, taking my time and all in the correct order. I fed my cat. I ate my breakfast on the sofa in front of the tv. I sat back and I gently massaged my legs with biofreeze, ooh lovely. I took my time going upstairs to get washed, went into my bedroom and sat on the bed again for a few minutes. I made my bed and put my cushions back on. Sat down again for a few moments. I got my clothes and got washed. Just took time out after that and sat until the vacant feeling lessened and I felt ready to get dressed and put make-up on. Hair could wait. I needed to put coal on the fire, procrastinated for about half an hour. Fighting fatigue now, heavy legs and the usual stuff. I looked around and thought of all the things that need done. Hoovering, windows, mopping, washing, shopping, dishes, family stuff... Thought I can't do all that today, just a bit at a time. I finished doing everything important after getting lunch and doing dishes. I had completed most things and I wasn't in as much pain as usual and the exhaustion was no worse. The time? Oh yes it was 4.40. Wow!
PROBLEM IS... I am a part-time teacher and have to be out the door by 8.40. I know why I generally feel so unwell and look worn out and frazzled! Lol
I am sure many many of you can relate. Not sure how else to do this, not in a position to change anything more. Would love to hear any of your coping strategies.