So, let’s talk vaccines – specifically, PLANNING for those vaccines.
As many of us wait for our turn to get it, we’ve now watched many loved ones go through the process.
One of my takeaways is this: whenever it’s my turn to get my shots, I’m going to block time after the shots in case I experience the (normal and expected) side-effects as many have.
From what I’ve observed:
▻ Shot 1: Besides a sore arm, not much else has bothered people. I’ll likely still block the rest of the day after my shot just in case I experience some tiredness and also because, knowing myself, I’m not going to be able to go get the shot, come home, and have a stellar ability to focus on work; and
▻ Shot 2: I’m going to block a full 48 hours after my second shot from any commitments – work or personal. I also plan to make sure my husband is around so I don’t have to solo-parent that pajama-obsessed nugget up there during that time frame. In addition, I plan to have food prepared and some fun tv shows and books lined up to make the time more enjoyable.
The second shot just seems to take more out of people, and many people I know felt really tired and had a solid headache the next day. For example, my husband got his at 10am, felt fine the rest of the day, woke up the next day feeling pretty lethargic with a headache, and then was back to normal the following day. This seems pretty common, so why not plan for it?
I share all this so that, whenever you get the vaccine, you make it as easy and as stress-free as possible on yourself, your colleagues, clients, and home-teammates.
Gotta love when planning gets super practical!