The ‘Energy Bubble’ Analogy That Can Help Explain Pacing With A Chronic Illness

 

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By Christina Baltais in The Mighty.

 

Pacing is about energy conservation, both physical and emotional. When you’re living with a chronic illness, it’s an essential skill for preventing flare-ups or “crashes.” This “energy bubble analogy” can be useful to help you visualize and understand the limits of your energy, and help you explain them to others.

The Energy Bubble Analogy

Imagine yourself enclosed inside a bubble. This bubble represents your available energetic capacity. If you listen to your body, you will learn the limits of your bubble and stay within them.

 

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