Working through the pain December 5, 2011Posted by mareserinitatis in work.
Tags: ill, illness, sick, work habits
Late last week, I got a flu shot. I’m one of those unlucky ones that always seems to get the flu from having the shot, but I do it anyway because I have a family member who is on an immunosuppressant. Unfortunately, this meant that most of my weekend was shot as I was fighting a mild case of chills and body aches.
I am, unfortunately, one of those people who also has great difficulty working when I feel ill. I know some people can do it (like certain members of my family). I know people who say they like working when sick because it takes their mind off feeling bad. However, I find that working when I’m sick actually makes it worse. If I want to feel better, doing something somewhat mindless actually works better. In my case, playing simple video games or crocheting seem to be things that are helpful. If absolutely must work, grading seems to be the easiest thing to handle.
What about you? What do you find helps in these situations? Are you able to work through it or do you have to take a break from things that require concentration?