While we are all very aware of the stresses of entrepreneurship, one of the biggest dilemmas we all face, when there’s so much of a reliance on us to bring in the money, not to mention supporting employees, is when we are unwell.
Running a business when we’ve got a cold is one thing, but when we suffer an extreme illness, or we get injured, should we really put all of our attention into running a business when we should focus on getting better?
Why We Need To Put The Plans In Place Beforehand
It’s vital that we have some sort of backup plan should this ever happen. But the reality of the situation is that we don’t have anything of the sort.
If we get hurt in an injury, and the damage is so much that we physically are unable to do anything to help our business, then our business isn’t just going to go down the tubes, but we are going to get extreme anxieties as a result.
And this dilemma is commonplace. But the best way to prevent this is to have some sort of backup plan, should this ever happen. This means that not only should you have a plan in place, but you should trust your business with someone else.
You may work for yourself, and you have no employees, but, at the very least, a physical insurance policy needs to be implemented should you be unable to continue your daily duties.
But What If You Need To Run Your Business When You’re Unwell?
Of course, hindsight is a wonderful thing, so when we have to push through, although our bodies are not playing ball, we can benefit from a stricter structure. Prioritizing the work you have to do, and focusing on recovery as part of your working day is the best combination.
If you feel under the weather, you really have to think about what can be done at home, but also what is pressing, so everything else that is not essential could wait until tomorrow. You never know, a full 24 hours of rest could be all you need.
Remember, your body is telling you that you need to slow down when you are unwell. Focus on getting better as a priority just as soon as the essential tasks are out of the way.
It can be very difficult to rest when we’ve got so many things that we need to do, and when we break it down into the essential components, then we can really assess what is important. We’ll realize that a lot of the things we need to do aren’t actually that essential.
In an ideal world, we will take a day off, but when we run a business, the first time we get ill can teach us a lot about how we should be in charge of our domain.
If you’ve got other members of staff that you could actually delegate work to, then you should. But for those people out there they don’t have this luxury, and you’re by yourself, it’s about prioritizing the bare minimum of work, but the maximum of recovery.