Dealing With Illness Or Injuries On Moving Day
Illnesses and injuries are always not welcome. Worse still, they have a way of showing up at the most inconvenient of times, for instance on your moving-day. So, how can you deal with illness or injuries on moving-day?
Know when you need to rest
Pay attention to your body and know when you need to take the much-needed break. The moving process comes with numerous physical and mental activities. Know your limits and take short breaks in between the activities. For instance, go easy on the heavy-lifting. Avoid lifting more than your body can handle as this can cause back-injuries. Don’t insist on working with your injured body-part such as your arm or foot. Let it rest for it to heal better and faster. Also avoid standing for long periods of time.
Understand the cause of your illness or injury
You might be allergic to elements such as dust or pollen. You might be having backaches and joint pains because of too much strain. You might have acquired an injury from sharp objects, chemicals, falling or spraining an ankle, electrocution from faulty wires, among others. Identify the cause of your illness or injury, keep away from it and try to administer first aid. You can do it yourself or have someone else do it. Understanding the cause helps in determining the best treatment. For example, if you are experiencing asthma attack use your inhaler. If you get a cut from a sharp object, clean the area and cover the wound tightly with sterile gauze to stop the bleeding. Painkillers can be quite handy for backaches and joint pains.
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You might have some friends, family or neighbours who are willing to assist you when you are moving. You can take up their offer to give you a helping hand so as ease the burden. Alternatively, you can hire qualified and dependable movers who are experienced in packing and moving large items. Have them pick up from where you left off as you get some rest or attend to your injury.
Seek medical attention
If you are experiencing persistent illnesses or fatal injuries, it would be best to seek medical advice and attention so that the matter can be attended to properly before it gets any worse. Your health should be a priority. Attend to these needs first and as soon as possible then get back to other activities later.
Take it easy and take care of yourself
Making the move may be a pressing issue but do not press yourself too hard. Take it easy. Get some rest, relax and stay hydrated. Do away with anxieties that may be cluttering your mind. You can even have a quick yoga session just to unwind. Make your health a priority and ensure that your illness or injury does not get worse during your moving period. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes suitable for the move and the weather.
Your well-being should be your top-most priority as compared to other needs. You do not have to do everything yourself. You can always hire a mover or get friends to help.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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