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  • Set realistic expectations and place limits on your commitments.
  • Plan, prioritize and schedule your activities carefully in advance.
  • Put your own needs first more often. Learn to say no – without feeling guilty or apologizing.
  • Let go of perfection. Relax your standards and cut corners wherever you can.
  • Accept that everything will take a little longer – and some things won’t get done.
  • Break big jobs down into smaller chunks and tackle them one at a time.
  • Take frequent breaks and give yourself permission to rest.
  • Don’t try to do everything yourself. Ask for help – and accept it when it’s offered.
  • Extend yourself when it’s important, but build a recovery period into all of your plans.
  • Change your environment and come up with new ways to accomplish your most tiring tasks.