Guest tearose Posted October 22, 2004 Report Share Posted October 22, 2004 We all somehow try to come up with a way to live with or inspite of our varying levels of energy. I was asked to explain what I do... Please share what you do too!When I wake up in the morning I take a sip of water and take an overall inventory on my physical strength. Did I sleep well? do I feel weak or lightheaded? Can I get some food into me or do I just start off with some hot coffee? Then usually at the kitchen table, I assign a number of points to my energy level I feel I have. I use a scale of 100-1000 for any given day. I allocate about one point per minute of activity. This means anything that I must exert energy for. Taking my shower, doing dishes going to the market all count! At the time I started doing this, I felt it would give me enough of a range to live in. To explain a little more...think of one hour of an "activity" as 50 points.(I allow 10 minutes per hour to be "free/recharge" time that's why for me, 50 points is equal to one hour) Try to get a feel for what you want to do in any day and budget one energy point per minute of activity. You have to get a "feel" for your body and what is reasonable for you. This will come after a few days of trying this. The awareness has helped me to not "overspend" my energy and face the next few days of inevetible fatigue that will follow.After a few months, I saw a pattern, I typically need between 2-4 hours for my morning ADL's (activities of daily living), 1-2 hours for sleep/nap/rest, 2-4 hours for food procurement/preparation, and 1-3 hours for misc. chores or errands. I suggest you focus on how you "spend your time" and you will see how you spend those precious energy points! did I explain this well enough? I never had to write it up, take care, tearose Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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