Cold and flu season is upon us, and as much as we all hope to avoid catching something, we inevitably do. Calling in sick to work when you work from home can be just as much of a hassle as convincing your boss you are actually sick. So here’s how to best weather the storm even when you work from home!
First, take care of yourself. Healthy eating and exercise are so important for immune function, so make sure to make those things a priority. Get plenty of sleep and take care to always wash your hands and keep your home clean to get rid of bacteria and germs.
If a cold does hit, it’s time to slow down and rest. Otherwise you risk turning a simple cold into something bigger. So relax your schedule if you can, ask for help or send the kids to the babysitter, so you can have a rest. Hydrate your body and allow yourself to get better.
As for work, treat being sick when you work from home just as you would in an office. Reduce your workload, push off deadlines that are too difficult to reach when you are ill and do only what you can do. Remember that your business depends on your well-being.
Being sick isn’t fun, and we hope you are able to avoid it this season. Remember, though, if you do catch a cold or the flu, the best thing you can do is get better. Your business succeeds when you do! So go take a nap!