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What to do when Health Issues Ruin Your Week
Living with a number of diagnosed medical and emotional conditions:
Anxiety, Diabetes Type 2, Gout, Hypercholesterolemia, Meniere’s Disease, Neuropathy, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Pernicious Anemia, and Supraventricular Tachycardia. I have a small pharmacy in my home because of these conditions.
The week of November 15, 2015 was not a good one for me. This is not an excuse for not keeping up with reading and learning about how to increase traffic and marketing my services online. It just takes longer.
On Wednesday November 15, 2015, my wife and I needed to run some errands. While out of the house, many physical manifestations began to arise. Their toll felt for days afterward.
I am grateful to be able to work from home with no supervisor hovering over me, wondering why I’m not busting hump on the latest project. I did have some problems with supervisors at my job with PacBell, a contributing factor to my retiring early. I retired at age 58.
As age crept up on me, so did other medical conditions. Cataract surgery for one. These are the “Golden years”.
If you are living with health issues
First, create a sick day plan.
The sick day plan should include working on some aspect of your business. Being under the weather doesn’t mean you give up. It only means you may have to rearrange your schedule.
Second, keeping up with clients.
If a time comes when you are not 100 percent, you need to contact your client and let them know, especially if any illness may adversely affect the timeline you’ve given them for their contracted project.
Looking like an amateur to your client is horrendous to your business and personal reputation by not keeping them up to date on their project.
Third, always keep as healthy as possible.
When working, you must consider making time for yourself. You must eat, exercise, and take mental health breaks to maintain optimal health. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important for you and your business. If you are not 100 percent, your business won’t be either.
Your health is more important than your business if you work from home as a freelancer or consultant.
I can attest to this from personal experience.
Consider creating a wellness program for optimal health that will allow you to run your home based business efficiently and effectively.
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Living with chronic medical conditions
I do, at my age things go awry as you age. I have a number of chronic medical conditions that I live with on a daily basis. There is no need to create a litany of my numerous conditions. Some of them are serious and need medication to remain healthy, but this doesn’t mean that I can ignore them are get to a point of nonchalance about them. It also means that one or two of the many may not rear its ugly side now and then.
Just to give you an idea of what I put up with a month, there are eleven prescriptions taken at different intervals. Some three times a day, some twice a day, one every Sunday, and one every other week by injection. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it.
The reason to mention all this is the fact that occasionally one of the many conditions may make working from home difficult. You can do all you can to guard your health, things happen like they did for me where I was close to passing out, and balance problems, which, as can imagine, caused more than a few problems with work for clients in my business.
The point is that as an entrepreneur, you can only do your best at staying healthy while living with chronic conditions.
If something comes up, no matter what, keep your clients apprised of what is happening with their project if the situation will delay the timeframe you’ve given them. This is what any responsible entrepreneur does.
A nutritionally healthy diet, exercise, proper sleep, and mental health breaks are a necessary part of remaining healthy so you can work on your business and available for clients. Of course there may be times when a chronic medical condition may cause a problem, but never ignore what your body is telling you.
Remaining as healthy as possible is the job of every entrepreneur running a small business, albeit from home or a storefront.
To your health as you age.
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