Being a professional catastrophe adjuster is not like most jobs in our society today. Those in this occupation typically face the prospect of working three to six months out the year, with the remaining months open to their discretion. This type of lifestyle can cause dramatic pressures on five core health areas: mental, physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual. Each of these areas is interconnected with one another as well as being interdependent. By taking note and addressing issues in each of these five areas, catastrophe adjusters can, themselves, stay adjusted.

Keeping Your Head

Mental health seems to be the area that can have the most dramatic effect on all the other aspects. Here is the typical lifestyle of a cat adjuster when working on a storm: We work 18 or more hours a day, seven days a week, hoping desperately that the files will keep coming long enough to make enough money to tide us over until the next storm.

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