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People who develop severe chronic fatigue are often Type A individuals who were overachievers before they got ill. As they start to get better, they have a tendency to try and make up for lost time and to try to get everything done that they couldn’t for the last three to ten years. DON’T. Initially, use the energy that you get back to start doing things that feel good. Most of the things that have been built up over time can go without ever being done. LET THEM. As you start feeling better, take your time adding in new things. Pick and choose those things that you really want to be doing. Don’t go “shoulding” (should do this, should do that) on yourself. (Source: Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., from his bookm, From Fatigued to Fantastic: A Manual for Moving Beyond Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia)

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