Dr. Bronnwyn Thompson outlines what the literature says about pacing and some ways in which it can be helpful.
“Pacing is an active self-management strategy whereby individuals develop self-efficacy through learning to balance time spent on activity and rest for the purpose of achieving increased function” (Jamieson-Lega, Berry & Brown, 2013, p. 209)."
"Key criteria for pacing, drawn from the literature by Jamieson-Lega, Berry & Brown (2013) show that pacing has five consistent attributes:
- Action – pacing involves intentional behaviour
- Time – pacing occurs over time and involves attending to time
- Balance – weighting activity and rest in accordance with intended outcomes
- Learning – pacing needs to be learned, it requires an effort
- Self-management – the process of using pacing involves independently integrating the practice once the skill has been developed."
Read more about Pacing from Dr. Bronnwyn Thomphson's Article: PACING – ACTIVITY MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS