Many people feel tired, especially at the end of the day. This can also make your joints and muscles ache more. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, the condition itself is partly responsible for this tiredness. Living with pain caused by any kind of arthritis can make more demands on your energy.
Many people find that making changes to their lifestyle helps to make their energy last longer. This isn’t always easy to do – it can be difficult to do a job less thoroughly than usual, even if it makes you tired. But in the long run you’ll find it’s better to save your energy for the more enjoyable things, rather than being tired out by routine tasks.
How can I organise and pace myself better?
Think about whether you can plan and organise youself better. Could you sit rather than stand? Is everything you need to hand? And can you alternate easier tasks with heavier ones? Read more
How can I plan ahead and set priorities?
Try to think about whether certain activities regularly tire you out and if so, could you drop them or do them less often, get some help with them or break them down into smaller tasks that could be spread over the week? Read more
How can I find a less tiring position to work in?
Standing for long periods or working in a cramped position can make you ache and feel more tired. Try to find a more comfortable position to work in. Read more
How can I get a good nights sleep?
If you’re not sleeping well, think about the reasons behind it. Is it pain and stiffness during the night? Or are you having trouble winding down? There are tips you can try in both situations. Read more