Everyone has physical health setbacks. It’s part of life and natural for the human body to get *sick. For those employed by others, time off work is managed through taking accumulated paid sick and holiday leave. For the small business owner though, physical setbacks can have an effect on your mental health worrying how you will manage your business and client’s needs.
Administration tasks mount, client appointments need to be cancelled, cashflow dries up and direct debits to contractors and suppliers continue. This is all whilst you may be trying to manage pain, nausea, low energy and rehabilitation exercises. It can be a time of major stress on the small business owner and their families on a physical, mental and financial level.
If we think of wellness as a holistic term, it would mean that your mind, body and spirit are operating at optimal levels to function at a level that is suitable to your physical and intellectual capabilities. However, when the body gets out of balance through illness, wellness takes a nose dive and survival kicks in.
So it is important to build a survival plan that focuses on keeping your health on a path to continual improvement, your relationships intact and your business thriving. This requires focus and good communication. Some survival plan tips include:
*Survival Plan applies to short-term illness, not chronic pain or terminal illness.
Ellissa Nolan MCA. JP, Gym & Pilates Instructor
Fitness Australia REP
Owner/Instructor Mountains Pilates Studio