Organization Tips: The Benefits of a Check ListPosted: January 30, 2012 in Lifestyle by Craig Primack MD FACP
Stress and worry can really eat away at your self-confidence and cause a great deal of anxiety. Often when you are prepared for what lies ahead in life, you can decrease some of the stress. Creating a checklist can help you to be better equipped for various events in your life, and this is one way that some of the most organized people help to keep the stress of life’s many unique situations at bay.
If you are currently preparing for weight loss surgery in Chandler, you may be filled with a wide range of emotions. On one hand, you may be eagerly looking forward to how this surgery may change your life and are hopeful for the greatest possible outcome. On the other hand, you may be filled with feelings of stress and anxiety about the unknown aspects of the surgery. Preparing a checklist for the event can help you to decrease that stress.
So just what should you put on this checklist? First, consider items that you will need to bring with you to the hospital on the day of the surgery such as personal items and insurance documentation. Also consider what you would like to do prior to your operation, such as asking friends or family to help care for your kids and pets. If your family is accustomed to you cooking every night, then you may find it helpful to prepare a few meals ahead of time and put them in the freezer. You can also arrange for assistance in transportation to and from the hospital, as well as some help at home for the first few days after. These are all items that you can put on a checklist, and cross off as you accomplish them. By taking this one step to organize your life for the big day, you can greatly reduce any stress and anxiety you may be feeling about the surgery.