Drink plenty of water (avoid sodas, and other sugary drinks). Eat. Take your medications. Hold your spouse's hand. Hug your children.
If you find your tasks are taking too long, break them up into smaller parts. Remember, always define a small task that you can accomplish in the approximate time span.
In the beginning, you might want to start with tasks lasting 30 minutes to 1 hour. While you may be tempted, over time, to define tasks that take longer that 1-2 hours, avoid it.
Identify the task to yourself before you start it -- know how long you expect it to take, and when you expect to finish it. Then, focus on it, alone, and complete it.
Over time, you may discover that these small breaks get shorter, and you take longer breaks after completing a collection of tasks. No matter what, always stop, relax, and regroup after each task.
Removing and replacing your damaged contents from your house, after a flood, fire or tornado, can be an emotional roller coaster. Because you have to individually identify each thing, as you make lists, take pictures, and price out replacements, you will be flush with emotion and sadness.
There will many things to do, and you may feel overwhelmed. But you can reduce the stress of the complex task ahead, and you can finish and return your life to normal.
These simple rules to reduce the stress, and handle the emotion, of returning your life to normal while you go through the remains of your home and its contents to prepare your property and contents claims.
These rules will provide you a sense of accomplishment, a sense of moving forward each day. They will also preserve your sanity.
For more information on how to prepare for an insurance claim, or assistance in the adjustment of insurance claims, please contact John Ruskin at the address or phone number, below.