9. Don’t feel guilty.
Your friends and family may not understand how bad you feel. You are not a slacker. Your arthritis has left you exhausted. Don’tDon’t feel bad if you have to rest instead of going out or if you have to leave early because you’re tired. Explain that fatigue is one of your disease’s symptoms. Don’t put pressure on yourself to keep up with everyone else. If you need assistance with household chores that are exhausting you, ask others to assist you. Remove any stems that aren’t required to complete a task. Set your timetable. On days when you are tired, you decide what you can and cannot do.