Module: Fatigue and Energy Conservation

Janet L. Poole, PhD, OTR/L, Cindy Mendelson, PhD, RN, Laura Dyas, LSW, LPC, MA, Mary Alore, MBA

Develop a support System

Use this printout to record your address, important phone numbers, and activities that occur on a regular basis.

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Creating your to-do list

Creating a To-Do List every week will benefit you by helping to prioritize and organize your tasks, create better time management, conserve your energy, and manage your scleroderma symptoms.

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Learning to ask for help

Asking for help is something that can be extremely challenging for everyone, but it’s necessary for a normal life.

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Tips on asking for help

Asking for help is key to managing your symptoms and to living a full life. Consider these tips.

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Learning to say NO!

Learning to say NO can be a valuable tool for conserving your energy.

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Managing your fatigue and scleroderma symptoms by prioritizing tasks

Take control of prioritizing your tasks and conserving your energy; you will find that when you do this you can better manage your scleroderma symptoms.

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Rate your fatigue

A good way to manage your fatigue is to start to learn more about it.

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Symptoms of fatigue

A list of some of the signs and symptoms that scleroderma patients have experienced with their fatigue.

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Weekly schedule

A printable weekly schedule so you can plan rests.

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My weekly to-do list

Keep track of your tasks and goals with this worksheet.

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55 gentle ways to take care of yourself when you’re busy, busy, busy.

55 gentle ways you can take care of yourself when you’re pressed for time and attention.

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20 tips for a good night’s sleep

Many people have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, or both. Here are some tips for getting a good night’s sleep.

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