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Give Yourself a Cushion of Time Before and After a Big Social Event

Give Yourself a Cushion of Time Before and After a Big Social Event

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Hey guys, it's Adam. I wanted to talk to you today about big events you have in your personal life. So, for example, if you know you're going to have a family barbecue that you have to go to because your mother-in-law is making you or if you have, you know, to go to a birthday party for your wife's friends, you know, on a Sunday or something, make sure you give yourself some time, little bit of cushion, before and afterwards. So, you know, if it's a major event, if you're going to take your kids to Disneyland or, you know, if you're doing something else crazy like that, make sure you have time on Monday where, you know, maybe plan ahead, take a sick day from work so you that you can get yourself, you know, back up to speed, or don't schedule meetings first thing on Monday morning when you're back or have big presentations due, or a big assignment due. Give yourself that bubble, that cushion, where you are able to kind of recuperate and kind of deescalate the undoubted stress that you have from planning and actually participating in whatever it is that the boss has you doing that day, and possibly your wife. Thanks, and hope it works. Take care.

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Social events can be quite draining for people with a brain injury. Adam says learning to give yourself the downtime you need — before and after the event — is helpful.

 
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Hi, I’m Adam Anicich

I’m a former Army Sergeant, a Department of Veterans Affairs employee, a service-disabled vet, and someone with a brain injury. I’m here to share my story with you — along with some practical tips — and I hope that I can help you in your own journey of recovery.

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