Those of us with fibromyalgia have different degrees of symptoms, more or less support from friends and family, different living situations, and various job arrangements — some work at home while others leave home and go out to work. We all need to find ways that help us cope on a daily basis, especially since our symptoms can be so erratic. I would like to share my top coping tips and would love to hear yours. My fatigue is truly debilitating at times, so I spend a lot of time in bed. I keep a small table next to my bed where I keep the things I need daily: my meds, tissues, water, cellphone, tablet, TV remote, lip balm, a notepad, and a pen. I make an effort to go for a 10-minute walk every day to help fight my muscle weakness and improve my mood. Because I'm in bed most of the time, I get up throughout the day just to move around. When I go shopping I use a shopping cart to lean on. It gives me more stability moving around the store. Reading is a passion, but it's difficult to hold a book, so I have an eReader that contains lots of books and is so much easier for me to hold. I also like books I can listen to by just closing my eyes and getting lost in hearing a book being read to me.