Getting sick is probably the worst feeling in the world. It’s also not fun to have to worry about the work you’re missing out on either. Worrying about that won’t help your body get better any time soon. That’s why it’s important to find a balance between resting and doing a little bit of work. I gathered some tips on how you can gain productivity when sick.
Break up Your Schedule
You never want to overwork yourself, especially when you’re sick. You’ll just end up feeling worse and your body will take longer to recover. That’s why if you plan on getting some work done, break up your schedule. It’s recommended to work in short time-frames, so you have plenty of time to rest in between the time-frames.
Breaking up your schedule will help keep your energy and stamina up throughout the day. If your energy and stamina are up, so will your productivity. For this, you should try the Pomodoro Technique. This involves working for 25 minutes, then taking a 5-minute break, and so on throughout the day.
Hydrate and be Comfortable
I can’t stress enough the importance of staying hydrated, especially when you’re sick. No matter how much you don’t feel like drinking water, make sure you do. You can even add vitamin c packets to your water. Not only will it give the water flavor, but the extra vitamins will work to help your body recover.
Comfortability is just as important too. That’s why it’s recommended that you work while in your bed. Even if you have an at-home office. Being comfortable, while surrounded by pillows and blankets will help your body to relax while you work.
Don’t overwork yourself. The company will still be there even if you take time to recover from your illness. Be realistic with how much work you can actually do without jeopardizing your health. Nobody wants to be sick, but nobody also wants to end up in the hospital.
If you think you can handle a certain amount of work, but halfway through you’re starting to feel worse, stop. Don’t do any more work. Take a step back, lay in bed or on the couch, and relax. Your health is more important than any work.
Bath and Shower Time
Draw yourself a bath or turn the shower on. The hot water will help you sweat out the toxins that are in your body. If your sinuses are acting up, the hot water will also work to clear your sinuses.
People also will add baking soda to their bath, as it’s been known to help draw out toxins too. Essential oils are also great to put into your bath. Here’s a list of the different essential oils you can start using next time you’re sick.
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