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If you find that you don’t have enough energy to do everything that you used to do, planning ahead can help. That way, you can use your energy to do the things that are most important to you.

Keeping a diary can help you plan your activities.

There are lots of things you can do to improve your fatigue. Small changes to your life can make big differences. Try thinking about ‘The  five Ps’ when planning your time.

The five Ps

Plan

Write a list of all the things you have to do.

Prioritise

Work out what’s most important to you each day and put that at the top of your list.

Pace

Allow extra time to get things done. Stop before you get too tired

Permission

Give yourself permission to do things differently and take things easy for a while.

Position

Make the task easier. Can you sit down instead of stand?