Energy Level Assessment Information Sheet
How to Use This Info Sheet
Use this tool to assess your current level of energy and your energy pattern changes to become better at keeping a positive balance in your “account”.
Are You Overdrawn At The Energy Bank?
What these have in common is the notion that chronic illness turns energy into a precious commodity that we “spend” on activities. Since we all have bank accounts, I’m going to use the idea of money in an account as a means of illustrating the energy impact of fibromyalgia.
Everything you do, feel and think will either add something to your account at the Energy Bank or take something out of it. Your goal is to maintain a positive balance in your account. If your fibro symptoms are active, your balance is getting low. If your symptoms are very strong, you may be overdrawn.
Just as there are consequences when you become overdrawn at your financial institution (bounced cheques, fees and/or interest to be paid), there are consequences when you become overdrawn at the Energy Bank. Apart from being exhausted, your other symptoms are likely to worsen too. Getting to know your energy patterns is an essential first step in learning the art of pacing.
|Assess your energy patterns by answering these questions
Sleep and Rest
Feelings and Moods
Summarize Your Energy Level Assessment
What are your strengths?
What are your vulnerabilities?
What are your goals?