Energise!

Feeling sluggish? Want some energy? Not sure what to do or where to begin? Here’s a diverse range of options for you to pick from.

SET YOUR OWN SCHEDULE

Scheduling software and diaries can help you feel more in control over your time, and in turn allow you to reclaim your energy levels (or have space to rest and recuperate if needed).

PandaPlanner

Daylio

Todoist

Work Flowy

The Circle Planner

Passion Planner

IDENTIFY ENERGY STEALERS

This guide from NHS England has more information, or try their EatWell Guide if you feel a change in eating habits might help you feel better.

TRY SOME GENTLE EXERCISE

If you feel flat and tired exercise may be the last thing you feel like, but gentle exercise can make a difference to your body and mind. The British Heart Foundation has a playlist of easy and gentle exercises you can do at home. Helpguide has some practical advice on starting exercise if it is new to you or if you have additional health problems.

THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

These apps are designed to help with positive habits and assist if you’re feeling demotivated or lacking in energy.

MS Management offers support for MS-related fatigue

Coach-Me and Strides are habit trackers that help you pick and stick to good habits and motivates you to keep going with the things you want to do, while STREAKS keeps you on track to hit your goals.

Untire is an app for cancer patients and survivors to help with exhaustion.

Couch To 5K a supported week-by-week free resource to help you start running at your own pace.

FURTHER READING

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue by Mary Burgess & Trudie Chalder.

Keep Going: 10 ways to stay creative in good times and bad by Austin Kleon.

Overcoming Perfectionism by Roz Shafran, Sarah Egan and Tracey Wade.

Start where you are: a journal for self-exploration by Meera Lee Patel.

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