ARTICLE ORIGINALLY POSTED JULY 26, 2011
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When you are sick, the only thing you want to do is lay in bed and sleep off the illness. It is easy to call the full time boss and tell them you are not able to come in because you are sick. However, few contract clients care if you are sick when there is a deadline nearby.
As is my case today. Not only am I in my first trimester of pregnancy with all those lovely symptoms, I also have a head cold turning into a sinus infection. My head feels too heavy for my body. I have a major deadline this week and if this deadline got pushed back, it would interfere with other deadlines over the next couple months.
The best way to meet a deadline while sick is to first make a list of what must be done and leave off anything that can be left for another day. Then, make sure you are loaded up on necessary medications and eat small meals to keep up your energy. Work in small spurts and be sure to include naps throughout the day.
Once you have hit your deadline, celebrate with a long nap or early bedtime. How do you cope with working while sick?