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How to conserve your energy after Covid-19: Tip#3

Prioritise

Some daily activities are necessary, but others are not. Ask yourself the following questions to find out which of yours are necessary:

• What do I need to do today? What do I want to do today?

• What can be put off until another day?

• What can I ask someone else to do for me?

How to conserve your energy after Covid-19: Tip#2

Plan

Look at the activities you normally do on a daily and weekly basis and develop a plan for how you can spread these activities out.

Top tips:

• Collect all the items you need before you start a task.

• Specially adapted equipment is likely to make tasks easier. Ask our physiotherapists for further advice and support.

• You may get more done when family or friends are visiting and can help you.

How to conserve your energy after Covid-19

When you are recovering from Covid-19, you are likely to have less energy and feel tired. A simple task, such as putting on your shoes, can feel like hard work. Find ways to conserve your energy as you go about your daily tasks.

By making these small changes you will have more energy throughout the day.

The 3 Ps principle (Pace, Plan and Prioritise)

Learning to pace, plan and prioritise your daily activities will help you to save energy.

Tip 1# Pace

Pacing yourself will help you have enough energy to complete an activity.

Top tips:

• Break activities up into smaller tasks and spread them throughout the day.

• Build rests into your activities, it is key to recharging your energy.

• Plan 30– 40 minutes of rest breaks between activities.

• Sit and rest wherever possible.