Sometimes you’ve got to put yourself first and it can be quite the change. It might be because you’re a bit older and winding down, or it may be because you’ve now got a health condition that means you can’t do everything you used to before. Either way, there are things you can do to help you get through life by making it easier. This means there is less stress on yourself. The trick is doing it in a way that doesn’t burden other family members too much. Each health issue of course completely different and requires bespoke attention to detail, these points are broader, but they can help you start considering the different options out there which can take the load off and give you a little bit more time. Remember, health always comes first in all things, put it above everything else.
If you’re in a position where you have the extra cash you can really make your life a little easier in many ways. Think of those chores you have to do that you can get other people to do for you. If you live in a sunny place where the grass grows too quickly you can consider landscape maintenance services. No worrying about the grass and trees. Think about the windows too, you can get them cleaned. Look inside your home too. Sometimes cleaners aren’t that expensive and can leave you resting easy and not needing to worry about sprucing your home up from time to time. You don’t have to make it a weekly thing, just when you think it’s really needed or when you can’t supplement it.
Sometimes certain health issues make driving extremely difficult or in the worst cases completely impossible. Finding reliable drivers isn’t easy and a lot of people don’t like to use taxi’s all the time because although they can be reliable, constant use can be quite expensive, especially if you’re hiring the bigger ones with wheelchair access etc. Instead, see if there are younger members of your family who can run you around for a token fee. It can be a great way to spend a little more time with a family member too. They’ll always be grateful for whatever you can give them. Plus, youngsters who have not long qualified to drive are often looking for opportunities to get on the road anyway. It might not be a long term solution but it’s certainly something for the short term.
Certain health issues don’t lend themselves to particular jobs. It’s sad if you have to stop doing something you love but think about yourself and your health. If it’s going to make you feel worse, why continue to do it. You need to find yourself a job you can do from home or a place that provides an environment suitable for your health concern. It’s easier than you think too. You don’t have to worry about finding anything because they are out there. A lot of jobs are letting people work remotely now, and with your health concern, you might be able to put a case in to do it permanently so don’t worry about finding a job that specifically advertises home working when you might be able to arrange it down the line anyway. No harm in dropping the recruiter a line.