When you’re managing a chronic illness, it might seem like that’s all you’re doing some days. Between taking medications, scheduling appointments, and dealing with symptoms and flare-ups, it can be hard to feel productive. So today we’re going to give you some strategies to get work done, despite everything you’re already dealing with.
Define What Work Needs to Be Done
First things first, define what you actually need to get done. When you’re overwhelmed, sitting down and making a list of your necessary tasks can help. When you’re trying to keep it all in your head, it’s easy to get stressed out or forget something important. Getting it down on paper (or in a phone app, if you prefer) is the first step toward feeling more productive.
Outsource What You Can
Next, identify items that you can outsource to friends, family or hired help versus ones that require your individual attention. For instance, cleaning your gutters might be on your fall to-do list, but that’s something you can hire out. (Look for coupons on Groupon or LivingSocial). By focusing on low-hanging fruit that you can assign to someone else, you can free up your time and energy to focus on the things only you can do.
Prioritize Your Work and Estimate Time Needed
Are there items on your list that are time-sensitive? What are the absolute must-dos for the time you have? Are there tasks that can wait a while? Assign priority levels to your various tasks. And while you’re at it, see if you can estimate the time it will take to complete those tasks. That way you can work tasks in by the window of time you have.
Know Your Limits and Work With Them
If you’re not already familiar, Spoon Theory is great way to think about the work you need to get done and the energy it will take. In short, you only have so many spoons a day, and different tasks require a different number of spoons. Planning based on your spoons can help you be realistic about what you can get done without sacrificing your health.
Make Your Health a Priority at Infusion Express
Part of staying productive is making sure you’re keeping on top of your health. So, if IV infusions are a part of your chronic illness treatment plan, then consider scheduling your next appointment at Infusion Express. Infusion Express makes it possible for you to get your treatment on your own schedule with the comforts of home at any of our offices. So, you can receive your IV treatment while catching up on your favorite TV shows on our HDTVs, digging into the latest hit novel on our eReaders, or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room. You can bring your laptop and work if you’re on a tight deadline at work, or you can even bring your spouse and call it a date! It’s the right care at the right place to get your health on track.
Because we’re invested in helping you live your best life, we offer appointments during days, evenings and on Saturdays at any of our convenient locations. If you’re ready to experience the difference Infusion Express can make in your life, give us a call at any of our locations.