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What do you do when you get sick?

Let's say for example you come down with a stomach virus, cold, or even just a serious headache.

Do you pull through and still work or do you take a break and come back when you're in better health?
#health #healthy #sick #sickness #working hard
  • Profile picture of the author bhuff85
    Depends on what it is, really.

    I suffer from migraines. When they come on, they come on strong, so the chances of me sitting down to work on a PC are minimal at best.

    As for colds and other minor viruses, I usually just work right through them. If I get the work done and out of the way, I've got all the time I need to rest up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
    I personally think that it depends on what type of work you're doing to. I didn't think much of it before posting, but there's a big difference in doing a mechanical type task (one that goes by a set structure) and a mental task (one that requires a different type of thinking every time).

    I've been sick a few times this year.. actually January of this year was the worst I've been off in quite some time. I was sick for the first 3 weeks of the year and couldn't bare to do anything on the computer or even outside of the computer. I barely even ate.

    This weekend I came down with food poisoning and my energy decreased tremendously. I tried to work through it, but I just couldn't. My mind wasn't in the right place.

    A few days later and I'm feeling great.. and I feel 1000% more productive.

    I can see why you'd want to work through it, but if you are doing mental type work.. it might not always be the best idea and you should give your body a break.

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  • Profile picture of the author Bent SEO
    I work through them - usually with the aid of a Hot Toddy (Bourbon + Hot Water + Lemon) Great for the throat if that's what ails ya, if not it still has bourbon in it
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Originally Posted by Justin Says View Post

    Do you pull through and still work or do you take a break and come back when you're in better health?
    Take a break.

    You don't have to be "Mr Motivator" 24/7. As long as you're progressing (generally) everything is good.

    In fact, taking a break when you're "ill" can be beneficial in seeing everything that's happening with your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    When I am sick I go seek medical attention if necessary and possible. If I do not need medical help, then I usually do not consider myself to be significantly sick. Lololol.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Depends on the problem.
    I had a migraine all of last week and part of this week and it was compounded by abdominal pain which put me in hospital.
    So, under doctor's orders, I have to work slowly, if at all. I feel ok to do some work but I tire easily.
    The final diagnosis was pneumonia.

    Cheers, Laurence.

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    • Normally work through- depending on severity of problem, will determine how long I work or at least what intervals But I always try to keep moving ahead with any thing I'm doing.
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