Management – What gets in the way of good management?

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Good management of M.E. can help people travel along the road to recovery and improve the quality of their lives. This leaflet reviews in depth the three most common barriers to good management and how they can be overcome.

Description

Introduction

“Good management of M.E. can help people travel along the road to recovery and improve the quality of their lives. Of course, it’s one thing to know how to manage the condition, but quite another when it comes to putting that into practice.

“The help and support of family and friends is important. It is also helpful to look at the sorts of things that can get in the way of good management. This leaflet reviews in depth the three most common barriers and considers how they can be overcome:

  • Lack of acceptance of the condition.
  • Poor skills in managing the illness.
  • Other people’s reactions to M.E.”

Conclusions

“To change any habit or routine is always hard – be it smoking, dieting, or starting to manage M.E. However, going through this difficult process is not as hard as the option of remaining as you are.

  • Good management of M.E. will, for most people, involve a change of behaviour, a change of lifestyle and a change of attitude.
  • It is important to stress that this is not about giving in but rather about working with the resources of energy that are available.
  • It is important to face situations and deal with them in the best way you can.”

The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.

Please note this is a download. You can read it on-screen and save to your computer, phone or other device and can attach it to any email you might need to send. But you will need access to a printer if you wish it printed.

ME CONNECT HELPLINE

0344 576 5326

Available every day of the week between these times: 10am - 12noon, 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm.

Calls cost the same as other standard landline numbers (starting 01 or 02). If you have a call package for your landline or mobile phone then calls will normally come out of your inclusive minutes.