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  • Planning: make sure a busy day is followed by a quiet one
  • Prioritise tasks so that the most difficult are done at  the best time of day
  • Delegating tasks

Reduce aggravating factors

  • Optimise pain relief
  • Alter medication schedules so that hangover effect is avoided
  • Take more sedating medication at night
  • Use minimum dose possible for effect to avoid sedating side effects
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Tackle insomnia
  • Tackle stress
  • Tackle depression

Good diet & balanced lifestyle

Eat a balanced diet with regular meals; avoid high sugar snacks

  • Give up smoking
  • Lose weight if overweight
  • Take as much exercise as you can, but gently and not all at once
  • Rest: "Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest" Ashleigh Brilliant

Develop activities which are restful