The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke

General Information | Ten Tips for Managing Fatigue

  1. Take several short naps or breaks, rather than one, long rest period.
  2. Plan your day so that you have time to rest.
  3. Take short walks or do some light exercise if possible.
  4. Try easier or shorter versions of the activities you enjoy.
  5. Eat as well as you can, and drink plenty of fluids.
  6. Ask your family or friends to help you with tasks you find difficult.
  7. Keep a diary of how you feel each day.
  8. Join a support group, or seek help from a social worker or counselor.
  9. Cultivate interests that are less strenuous, like listening to music.
  10. Remember that you don’t have to do everything – save your energy for things you find most important. 

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