Being Productive When You’re Sick

Here at Reside we have some tips on how you can rest and still be productive when you're sick. Try them out the next time you find yourself under the weather!

Summer is one of the worst times to get sick because we want to be outside enjoying the short season Chicago has. It can be hard to slow down when we are used to getting up, going to work, and fitting in a work out here and there.

Rest is crucial to healing, but there are ways that you can both rest and be productive at the same time. Here are some of our tips on being productive when you’re sick.

1. Read

TV and movies are nice, but they aren’t always the best thing for productivity. Try reading a newspaper, a book, or anything that may help stimulate your brain while you’re not feeling well. Sometimes TV is all your brain can handle as a distraction from being sick, but try to be a productive reader if you can.

2. Eat

Being sick usually comes with a decreased or lost appetite, but you still need to keep up as much energy as you can in order for your body to fight back and recuperate faster. Try and eat throughout the day even if you’re not particularly hungry.

3. Shower

Even though it may be tough, try and take a shower. You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel.

4. Clean

There’s something about a clean living space that helps keep the stress level down. Clean up dishes, tissues, and anything else that you may have lying around as you move throughout the day so that the next morning there isn’t as much to do.

5. Plan

Being sick often means you start to run behind on things like groceries, work, and other errands. Make a plan for everything that needs to get done so that as soon as you’re feeling better, you can start to cross items off the list. It may not be the most exciting thing, but it will save you time and energy in the long run.


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