Although it is beneficial to keep active, your everyday activities may feel overwhelming at times. It may be helpful to keep the following in mind before doing most activities:
Save your energy for the things that most need doing, or are most important to you. Before doing a task, consider whether you need to do it. If it’s not necessary, choose not to do it. If it’s a more strenuous task, ask family or friends to help.
It’s possible to make some tasks easier by planning ahead. For example, doing your shopping online or asking someone to do it for you would be easier than you doing it. Most supermarkets offer online shopping and home delivery. You might also find tasks are easier at a certain time of day. If that’s the case, plan ahead so you can do the things you want to at times when you’re likely to find them easier.
Keep a balance between periods of activity and periods of rest. You may want to take a break during an activity as well.