Avoiding ‘Boom and Bust’ with Pacing and Spacing

I find pacing is difficult to master but it truly does help with managing day to day tasks to minimize the amount of pain & fatigue.

This blog post from ‘blogaboutchronicpain’, (Reflections on Living with Chronic Pain), discusses how to effectively navigate your time and energy by ‘Pacing’ and ‘Spacing’, to avoid overactivity and how to deal with the negative side of overdoing things. Living with any kind of chronic illness can cause fatigue related symptoms making physical activities exhausting and self management is usually the only way to prevent wearing yourself out.

There is a great infographic within the post describing the vicious cycle that we end up on that is complemented with an explanation of how you can break it.


This post is reblogged from:-



blogaboutchronicpain  –  Reflections on Living with Chronic Pain



Other useful reading:


Oxford University Hospitals NHS TRUST – Pacing pdf for download –

https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/patient-guide/leaflets/files/11850Ppacing.pdf


physio.co.uk – Pacing for pain management

https://www.physio.co.uk/treatments/pain-management/pacing.php





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