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Tendency to overestimate or underestimate how much you can do

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by Calathea, Feb 14, 2012.

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Do you overestimate or underestimate how much activity you're capable of?

  1. I overestimate how much I can do in a big way, leading to overexertion

    5 vote(s)
    12.8%
  2. I overestimate how much I can do in a smaller way, leading to overexertion

    27 vote(s)
    69.2%
  3. I pace myself perfectly

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
  4. I overestimate about as often as I underestimate

    3 vote(s)
    7.7%
  5. I underestimate how much I can do in a small way

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
  6. I underestimate how much I can do in a big way

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. I do not have ME/am in remission

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    It don't really know how much I'm 'capable' of doing, so can't say if I tend to over or under-estimate my own capabilities. It's a real hardship with CFS, and the quacky promotion of positive-cognitions that surrounds the condition makes it much harder.
  2. Genki

    Genki

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    I'm really in the minority. I'm the only one who underestimates. I guess I'm just very cautious.

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