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SMART Ways to Work When You Feel Sick or Experienced a Traumatic Event

By David S. Chang

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We all get sick. We all have those moments under the weather, and need to take some time. But when you’re a business owner this is hard to do. If possible, you want to recuperate, but if you are up against deadlines, here are smart ways to push through without making things worse.

Know Where to Find Help

There’s always going to be help out there. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to undertake your career alone. And when you’re sick, you’ve got plenty of free online resources to make use of.

If you were involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, compensation is available. You can contact a truck accident lawyer, or a standard accident lawyer. This’ll ensure you get what you’re due, and your business has an extra resource boost. 

Ask For More Time

If you’re ill and know you won’t reach a deadline, reach out to your customer or clients and make sure you update them on what’s going on. Don’t be afraid to ask for more time. Your clients may be understanding and give you the time they need. Most likely they want you at your best to ensure they get a quality product or service.

Know Your Priorities 

Put your strict deadlines right at the top. Put them in order of client importance if there’s no clear distinction. Cut off the smaller tasks that could be done on any other day. They’re definitely not as important as you think! And take frequent breaks as you work on these. You are trying to get better after all! 

Life can move in directions that we had no chance of predicting. This can often leave us completely stunned and if a traumatic experience, the recovery process can take up to years. After losing a job you may recover financially rather quickly, but the mental effects can last longer. Here are some ways where you can deal more effectively with a traumatic experience.


Find Closure

There may be events that can bring back past memories that are hurtful. The first step is to find closure and be able to move one. This means letting go finding complete acceptance of what has happened. Find ways to honor the transition away from what’s finished to something new. In other words, closure describes the ability to go beyond limitations to find unlimited possibilities.

Take Action

It is easy to play the victim. Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. If you were injured in an accident and it has impacted your life, it may be easy to fall into a slump. Instead, you may want to find personal injury lawyers with a proven record of success to take action and claim any financial compensation you deserve.

Return To Work

When returning to work, you may find yourself worried about how you’re to manage yourself well. It’s only natural to feel some nerves when moving from one environment to another, especially if your last memories of a specific environment are difficult.

We would recommend making your situation perfectly clear to your new or resumed employer, letting them know your medication needs, if you need to start on a part-time basis, what disability concessions must be made for you, or what triggers you might have, such as being in a too high-stress environment. This way you can help to curate your experience coming back. A worthwhile boss will take this into consideration, and let you know if they can handle your needs appropriately.

Take A Different Approach

If your injury was first experienced in a factory setting, it could be that opting for a different route could help you make use of other skills you have while helping you avoid the dangerous environment for a time. Remote working from home can help you dip your toe back in the corporate pool (such as freelancing online), or moving to a new industry can help you start fresh while making new connections. Sometimes, a chance of pace can help you forget how life used to be as you build on your new foundations.

With this advice, we hope you can return to work or settle your nerves appropriately, as no one deserves to have a traumatic exit haunt them forever.

David S. Chang

Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Wealth Manager and CEO | Chief Editor, Author, Keynote Speaker, Consultant ArtofThinkingSmart.com | Political Consultant | Army Officer National Guard | Living To Fulfill Needs, Solve Problems, and Live Passionately!

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