I take extra anti-inflams as soon as I start getting into trouble and I rest more.
I have a rule in running my household when I'm not feeling well. I only do the chores that will "stack up" if they aren't done. That includes, laundry, dishes and keeping things picked up. That eliminates dusting, vacuuming, floor washing and most other chores. I've found that those three things can be done in a small amount of time and I feel better when the are done. If I can't vacuum for long periods of time, it is no harder when I finally get to it. If I don't make the bed each morning, it doesn't hurt anything. . . etc.
I also eliminate my "good deeds". If I can't take care of my own house, then I don't go around helping friends and family. I find that the better I care for myself when I'm flaring or fragile, the faster I'm back on my feet.
I'm sure that lots of you are worse when you are flaring and need to actually go to bed. We each learn to read our bodies and follow our own rules for pacing and resting.
When I AM feeling good . . . I try to VERY gradually do things that will strengthen my body . . so that when I do flare, I'm not so weak too.
I hope this helps.
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