You’ve made your career a top priority. You strive for excellence and may have even made sacrifices to advance in the workplace. When life throws you a curveball, it can be challenging – and somewhat disorienting – to stay on track. Major life crises, like a family member being diagnosed with cancer, financial troubles, or other life events can (rightfully) consume a lot of your time and attention.
If you find yourself in the midst of a difficult time, it may seem impossible to carry on as a top performer at work. At the same time, you know it’s important to keep your career on track, not to mention maintain a semblance of routine and normalcy through the rough patch.
How do you balance a career and a personal crisis? Here are a few tips to navigate the workplace: