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Contains helpful checklists and charts, and extensive list of online resources for busy mom's.

Keeping a Home

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I read this article and couldn't have put it better myself:

 "A major problem many people with chronic illness seem to have is trying to find a balance and learn how to pace themselves with chores and daily activities."

I’m guilty of this too because when I feel good, I want to go, go, go! A lot of us are Type A personalities and before we became sick, the two words “slow down” did not exist in our vocabulary.

I have tried many things over the years to try and be more efficient while sick, but with these illnesses you just can’t create a schedule that you will always be able to stick to, no matter how flexible you make the schedule.

There are days when just getting dressed or getting a shower sends us back to bed for the day, getting a lot accomplished at work or around the house is not going to happen.

I still think it is important to have some sort of plan and to make “to do” lists. To me the “to do” list has a lot more to do with having a feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day more than anything else. When I make a “to do” list of four or five things, I feel so good about myself as I cross a task off of the list. That may sound silly, but when you can’t do a lot, you take satisfaction in the small things!"

Source:  Pacing & Handling Daily Activities With Chronic Illness

Disclaimer:  The information contained within this site is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be medical advice. The information presented is based on my own personal experience with my own unique set of medical conditions. EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT. What works for me could be catastrophic for you. Consult your medical team for treatment options suitable for you.
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