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We can’t stop every little issue that threatens to get in the way of our work. This is especially true of health issues. If you need to take a break due to illness, then you need to take a break. However, if common bugs are frequently getting in the way of running your business, it might be time to look into taking a stand against them. Here are some tips for cutting down your kick days and maximizing your productive time.
If the risks of sickness were easy to spot, then we would all have an easier time avoiding it. Avoiding sick people is an easy way to cut down your risk, but it’s not the only way. Improving your hygiene standards at work is just as important. Look at some of the high-risk areas of the workplace and ensure you’re using anti-bacterial wash to make them safer to be around. Wash your hands before and after using the bathroom and keep some antibacterial lotion at your desk. Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated and avoid things that can diminish your immune system, such as alcohol and smoking.
A healthy diet is the best way to fuel an immune system that’s better able to fight off the bugs that could jeopardize your working day. A diet high in fruits and vegetables, a healthy weight, and regular exercise supported by a good sleep pattern can all help you stay resilient against the bugs out there. If you’re feeling low, a top of the essential nutrients you need could help, too. IV vitamin therapy can help you regularly ensure that your body is sustained with the nutrients needed to build a healthy immune system. It may even be able to diminish the symptoms of some illnesses, allowing you to get your work done without putting yourself in any more jeopardy.
Dedication to your work is admirable, but too much of a good thing can indeed be bad for you. The stress of overworking, of staying up late at night, and of not taking enough time to yourself could be what’s getting you sick. Not only does it impact your immune system, but it can contribute to chronic back and joint pain, as well as frequent migraines. Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is crucial to ensuring your continuing good health. Have interests outside of your work. Know your working hours and ensure your shut off outside of them. Take a day for you and your family once in a while. It’s healthier for your you and your business that you avoid the burnout all too common amongst new business owners.
Again, it’s important to realize that you can’t always work through the symptoms of a bad bug. The flu can lay anyone low for a day or two. Take the sick time when you need to and don’t push yourself into working under duress. Manage what you can and accept what you can’t.
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