Before you can start to plan a pacing programme you need to know how much activity you can comfortably manage on a daily basis, without causing an increase in symptoms.
This is called your baseline.
Baselines sometimes need to start at very low levels and should be manageable, even if you’re not having such a good day.
To help you become aware of highs and lows of activity (boom and bust) keep a simple diary of your current activities, and how they make you feel.
Working to your baseline does not mean that you have to restrict your life to that level forever. It is about identifying a stable foundation from which you can begin to build.
Find out more about keeping an activity, rest and sleep diary in our pacing booklet.