Stay Alert

With a little luck, you will notice that you are taking steps. Steps that lead to you, too slowly coming back. Keep in mind that you are still reintegrating and that you must continue to monitor your pace and limits. Don’t go too fast, hit the brakes.


My advice is and remains: “better too carefully, than too quickly”. Because if you come back too soon and go back to work too soon, you may not have implemented the changes properly. They are not ingrained yet.


That is also a good thing to consider for your environment. You’re still not quite the person who is fully recovered. Be realistic in what you can do. Increasing your tasks too quickly can delay your recovery. This will delay your recovery.


Consult regularly with your manager about the tasks and their weight. 

Certainly, when you notice that the construction is becoming too heavy, you should immediately raise the alarm. 


In short, stay alert and only increase the weight if you really can. And dare to take a step back if you notice that you have taken on too much too quickly.


Own experience

 My focus was on returning to teaching. That’s my job and I wanted to get back into it. Although I sometimes regained some energy, I was very vigilant about using it. I rejected some of the tasks and aggravations that were proposed, purely because I didn’t think it was the time yet.


My manager accepted that and thought along with me. In fact, he sometimes even whistled back at me. I would then be worrying about things that were outside of me or I was meddling in things that had nothing to do with me, etc.


I think this cautious attitude has helped my recovery. Take it easy!!


What’s positive

If you are consciously busy reintegrating quietly, you will benefit from this later. By taking it easy now, your recovery will be faster than if you increase the weight too quickly.



1.    Stay vigilant. Even if you have energy, you have to keep pressing the brakes

2.    Also remember that you are only at the beginning of the changes, that will cost energy

3.    Also ask yourself: can you return an aggravated task package?  


For the employer

It is a great risk to overload the employee too quickly. The tasks are performed less well and slow down recovery. It is also annoying to have to give back tasks. You have not made any progress with it.


The employee may look fresh and fruity, but he is still coming back.

The employee does this the fastest when he can do so calmly and carefully.

It is therefore good to be a little too careful. In the end, that pays for itself.