“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.
So many of us wonder why we keep feeling the way we do, why relationships keep playing out the same way and I always like to think of this in terms of cooking something – if you constantly put in the same ingredients you will get the same cake over and over again, but if you are willing to change some of the ingredients, take a risk in doing it a little differently then you will finally get a different cake. It will require more conscious thought rather than operating on autopilot, and may take more time and more practise, but you will get a different experience that way.
Hazel Crossley a former NHS OT has made several short videos on pacing: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCXOGcuWK-EbiedtjXaT8VWA
Series of videos from Sheffield Hallam CRESTA team
Video 1 – https://youtu.be/CIpXGB-8DWI An introduction to the CRESTA team and fatigue
Video 2 – https://youtu.be/hIGYdjcZi7M Managing your energy and daily activity
Video 3 – https://youtu.be/nIcOVUqQMfI Looking after yourself during your recovery
Video 4: – https://youtu.be/HNFfrVUpdK0 Activity and fatigue
Video 5: – https://youtu.be/6FueYwVeI3w Question & Answer session on common issues for Covid-19 recovery
I found this book very helpful:
Classic Pacing for ME by Ingeborg Dahl
Physios4ME have useful info, including a video on using HR monitoring to avoid PEM and fatigue: https://www.physiosforme.com