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.

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