One of the best benefits of working from home is the fact that when we are sick we can be comfortable versus if we had an out of the home job and had to struggle to make it in a different environment. Today my oldest woke up with a tummy ache and he is not feeling well. Then, to top it off I am also not feeling well and have to go to the doctor today. I am on pain medicine so I am loopy but still hanging in there. If I worked an out of the home job making it for the first hour would have been a huge achievement. However, since I am a work at home mom I can work more comfortably.
How to Work from Home When You Are Sick
Working from home can be a blessing and a curse when you are sick. This is because if you do not feel well you will be inclined to go lay down. However, if you have set schedule or deadlines to meet these tips should help you make it through your workday.
Focus on Easy Tasks: When you are sick focus on doing some of the easier tasks. Maybe market yourself, update your resume, participate in social media, or write a blog post. Do things that will not require a lot of your time or attention while also making sure you are being productive.
Take Frequent Breaks: If you find yourself sick on days when you have deadlines to meet take frequent breaks. Maybe go outside and get a quick breath of fresh air or lie down for a few minutes. The breaks will help keep your energy up so you can meet your deadlines.
Drink Plenty of Water: Usually when we get sick we find ourselves getting dehydrated easily. This is something that will use up your energy. So, to avoid feeling even worse than you already do, be sure to drink lots of water. When I am sick I usually try to drink a bottle of water every one to two hours and it really makes a difference.
Do you have any tips on how to work from home when you are sick? If so, we would love to hear about them in the comments section below.