Graded Activity Programmes
Many individuals with chronic fatigue and/or chronic pain get stuck in a cycle of 'boom and bust.' On good days, they do a lot. But they then pay for this in the coming days, where they can cope with very little. Inevitably for many, they eventually reduce their activity levels to a minimum, to avoid the 'bust' days. But this leaves them with really low levels of activity, which is highly demoralising.
There is now very good evidence that graded activity programmes can be very helpful. This is where the individual builds up their activities in a very controlled way, thereby avoiding the 'boom and bust' cycle. You can access advice on how to design and implement such a programme here.