A Complete Guide to Pacing for Chronic Pain
Well then, it’s been a while since I last updated you on the online course I’ve been doing & that’s because my mental health has been an absolute mess for the last few weeks – I owe Esther a huge apology for letting her down with my crappy scheduling & I apologise to those of you that have messaged me, asking when my next update it going up. In this post I’m going to sum-up week five, & later today my sum-up on week six will go up – next Monday I’ll post my overall summary of the course as well.
Increasing Your Activity Levels
I’m super annoyed with myself for letting my mental health make me avoid week 5 because the “lesson” is actually quite quick; in week 5 Esther explains how to slowly increase your activity levels in a way that won’t force you into a flare up. Although, this does include doing some mathematics – but it’s not that difficult & Esther does give you step-by-step instructions in how to do it.
Tip: Before you go into this week you need to make sure that you’ve got your spreadsheet/s set up & that you’ve been using them so that you can use that information to work out how much to increase your activity by.
I must admit that I’ve let my attention on my pacing schedules dwindle so I can’t use this week’s teachings just yet, but I feel confident that when I do use them it will help & as someone who struggles with maths, I know that Esther’s instructions will help me to overcome this issue when working out how much to increase my pacing by.
At 6pm (UK time) today my final weekly review will go up on week 6 – it’s a very important part of the course so be sure to check in.