Illness and Working from Home

Illness and Working from Home.

I don’t like being sick. No one does!

It’s an unfortunate situation when you’re sick.

This is especially true if you work in an office like I do. The idea of calling out of a job, potentially not getting paid and then having to figure out how to make up for the lost income is frustrating! That’s where working from home can help! You can be as comfortable as you wish, all while doing work that you love!

I’m writing this today because I’m home sick from my office job and, to be honest, it stinks! I have my issues with my office job, believe me, and thankfully, I get paid sick time but it still upsets me to call out. Being someone who takes pride in their work, no matter what it is, I get frustrated when my health doesn’t cooperate.

If you’re ill and work from home, you know what I mean. Being sick stinks. If you’re able to still work your side business or freelance WFH business, that’s a good thing, right? Well, that it depends on what you’re doing. If you’re doing work that requires concentration, doing that work while ill may not be the best option.

If you’re doing simpler tasks like social media scheduling or simple forms of writing, I would suggest plowing through the illness as much as possible and getting it done. A good example is my current situation. Even though I’m ill, I took the time to update my business portfolio and now, I’m writing this blog entry. I’m not 100% but, like all good WFH people, I do what I can.

Illness and working from home is tough. There’s no getting around that. One must still balance illness with productivity. It’s a delicate balance but with practice, it can be cultivated!

I leave you with this. Being ill doesn’t mean you can’t rock your WFH business or blog! You’re the manager of your business…no one else!

If you want to read my last entry on motivation, click here.



It’s an easy word to toss around when working from home. It’s more difficult to keep. Lately, I’ve been having a lot of issues around motivation. One day I’m all ready to rock the work from home world, the next I’m running scared. I don’t know what’s going on.

I’ve signed up for two online courses and have stalled out on both of them. Some of it has to do with timing as I do have a full-time job. The rest is all about motivation. I honestly don’t know where it went. I say this not to be a Donnie downer but to be real with you all. Motivation is tough to keep when you’re trying to build a work at home or in jammies business. I think that’s why the posts here on the blog have been sporadic, at best. When I think about what’s next, I think about the future. I want this blog to be a go-to for people who really want to work in their jammies.

So what can we all do to increase our motivation? That’s not an easy question to answer. For me, it’s going to mean scheduling posts. I want to start pre-writing posts for this blog and have them post a few times a month. It doesn’t take me long to whip up a post, so that should be easy. The problem comes with topics. This was an easy one for me because I’ve been struggling with it. Other topics may be tougher to come by.

Well, I think that will do it for this one. Hopefully, I’ve been able to inspire ya’ll and myself too!

Until next time!

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