In the day-to-day business, you may forget what you have learned about the changes you want to make.
It is useful to take a few minutes at the end of each day to reflect on the day as it went. You can see if you have done what you wanted to do, for your recovery.
A notebook or a small report for yourself can help quite a bit. You describe what went well that day and what could be improved. In addition, you use the report to plan the next day.
Just like in phase 1, here you also use a notebook to note your development but than on the workplace.
Without a doubt, it was difficult for me to continue what I had learned. Forgetting green zones, doing tasks anyway, attending meetings, talking to people and worrying about things outside of me. The issues of the day sometimes took over from me and I fell back into my old pattern.
To get that under control, I used a notebook. In which I wrote down what I had done (the tasks) and what I had done with the advice to recover. I could write off the day and look objectively at what went well and what needed to be improved. So that I could make better choices the next day.
That forced me to take my recovery seriously and led to the changes I had to make to recover. In this way it was easier to stay on the right track.
Because you have a lot on your mind, it is good to reflect on your recovery daily. You can therefore make daily adjustments in the direction you have in mind.
This notebook is also a kind of logbook in which you can read how your recovery is progressing. On heavier days it is nice to read that you are improving.
1. Buy a nice notebook in which you like to write
2. Take 10/15 minutes every day to briefly reflect on the day
3. View from the reflection, what you will do differently or better tomorrow
4. Keep the contents of the notebook to yourself because it can sometimes get quite personal
5. Be kind to yourself. Change is not that easy. Give yourself time to grow in this
For the employer
Because the employee is in the process of reintegrating (and changing), he needs the space to figure out how that works. The employee must feel that the space is there. It helps enormously to experience as little pressure as possible and thus give the employee space.
In addition, it is good that you continue to show interest and involvement. Make sure you stay up to date with what the employee is doing. A short chat in the corridors can be enough.
Sometimes, as an employer, you come to the realization that you also have to change things. It is strong to take steps in this direction.