When living with a energy-draining chronic illness such as fibromyalgia, a person learns to conserve energy and do only the essentials in order to get through the day. Learning to accomplish tasks with a different routine takes practice and patience. Too much work or activity will result in a fibro flare which means days or weeks of stiffness, increase body aches, and more.
Julie at Counting My Spoons has an informative article about how to avoid the boom-bust cycle while getting your task completed.
Julie, Counting My Spoons