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Remember to pace yourself even when doing seemingly-simple tasks or activities, like reading or online chatting. Take regular breaks to move about so you don’t become too stiff and sore – set a timer, if that helps.
When heading to important appointments, assume that travel time will take at least fifteen minutes longer than you would expect (adjusting for rush hour and so on, of course). Building that additional cushion into your commute can help you manage … Continue reading
Sales are great for finding a deal on that perfect item (or items). But the crowds can cause your fatigue, pain, and brain-fog to shoot through the roof. Before a big sale starts, do some research. Ask the customer service … Continue reading
Keep a basic tool kit – a lightweight hammer, Phillip’s-head and regular screwdrivers, and needle-nose pliers are a great start, plus some nails and screws – on each floor of your home to make minor repairs easier. Otherwise, you’ll be … Continue reading
Most curtains, window blinds, and drapes need be taken down and cleaned occasionally to remove dust, pollen, and other allergens from your home. However, the arm work involved in this process can be daunting. Try to manage just one or … Continue reading
Many fibromites find that the unpredictability of spring weather – sunny skies one minute, downpours the next – can provoke a flare. Plan to give yourself a little extra self-care and patience until things settle down.
Many of us start thinking about spring cleaning and home repairs at this time of year, and it can be tempting to make an enormous list of things to be accomplished. But be realistic about what you really can and … Continue reading
Facing an unpleasant task? Don’t procrastinate. The longer you put something off, the bigger it will loom in your mind, causing you unnecessary stress and anxiety – and possibly contributing to higher pain levels.