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March 31, 20242 min read

Do you know where your energy goes?

Introduction:

This month’s theme is planning. Now whether or not you like to plan, you may find yourself resisting planning.

Planning energy with fibromyalgia

You might be thinking: What’s the point - I always have to cancel anyways. Maybe so, but what if you changed the way that you looked at planning?


Hey Fibro Girl!

Your energy is precious. As you know with fibromyalgia, you use much more energy to do things and have far less than others. By planning where you want your energy to go it allows you to save your energy for your non-negotiables.

1. Non-negotiables

Here are some of my non-negotiables:

  • Shower every morning

  • A walk, yoga, and or moving my body

  • Making a healthy supper for my family

So I plan where those will fit into my day. Usually during times when I know it’s easier for me to do them. So then if that’s all the energy I have for the day, I still feel like I’ve accomplished what I wanted to do. 

2. Planning energy means having more

And as I looked at my days, there’s times when my energy is naturally higher, so it became easier to plan my energy accordingly. Here’s a few tips to help you plan your energy:

  1. Decide on your non-negotiables

  2. Look at when you have the most energy to do them

  3. Rest as needed - especially at the beginning

  4. Plan for other tasks and activities as you can

4. Do you do too much?

So you know when you do too much on a good day and then end up paying for days afterwards? When you start to plan out your energy, you’ll begin to notice that the crazy roller coaster will start to flatten out. You’ll feel better about yourself, have some success and even more energy too!

Love,

Krista- Your Thriving with Fibromyalgia Guide for Women

PS. Have you had a chance to sign up for the new free mini course on Protecting your Energy?  Grab your seat here


Other resources to help you get started with living your best life

Healthy Habits For Fibromyalgia Checklist


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Sunflowers and Butterflies || Krista Ranne

Krista Ranne | B. Ed (fitness), IEWP | Healthy Living for Women with Fibromyalgia

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