Being ill

Posted by on Friday, September 28, 2012 in business | 2 comments

Many apologies to my clients and social media buddies. I got my September cold/chest infection last weekend and it has knocked me out.

So – for those wondering what happens when I am ill here is a brief rundown.

  • If I don’t *have* to get up & dressed I don’t. I get my laptop out and work from the warm & cosy atmosphere of the house instead of the sometimes drafty office.
  • I work when I can & sleep when I need to. It’s important not to overdo things as then the illness goes on for longer.
  • Whenever possible I push myself to hit deadlines & not let clients down. Prioritising is key.
  • If there’s something I absolutely can’t get to I let my clients know asap and give them a timeframe of when I can get to their stuff.
  • The housework and anything else gets left so that I can concentrate on the important things – like my clients.

I’ve more or less managed this week, although Wednesday was a struggle as my sinus headache meant looking at a computer screen was really difficult. I hope that none of my clients are unhappy with me & I especially hope they haven’t felt let down.

I’m fighting off my chest infection and the cold is at its snotty phase so fingers crossed by Monday I will be back to my normal self.


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  1. Rosie Slosek

    It’s Monday today ao I hope you’re feeling better than you were.

    I’m doing similiarly today. I’ve been fighting off a virus and have concentrated on clients (and 2 new ones, hurray) rather than keeping completely up to date on twitter etc.

    It’s very helpful to hear what other home workers do when we’re not filling on all cyclinders. That’s what is so good about home working – being able to adapt work around what we need, and not being ill, or not ill, like in a job.

    Get completely well soon :)
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    • Sharon

      Think ’tis the season for illness Rosie. I am much better thank, just rebuilding my energy levels. Congratulations on the two new clients :-) Hope you won the fight with the virus.

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