Career Expert Offers Strategies to Survive a Sick Day at the Office

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 18, 2016 - ​With the start of cold and flu season, career coach Amanda Mitchell, of Our Corporate Life, has a few tips to help you handle a sick day at work.

Mitchell acknowledges that most of us head to the office even when we’re not feeling well. It may be due to your commitment to your job, you’ve used up your sick days, or you feel guilty leaving co-workers holding the bag. Whatever the reason, she says that while we shouldn’t expose co-workers to scary germs or major illnesses, many of us do ‘man up’ and work through an illness.

“There are a surprising number of people who don’t want to stay home and nurse a cold or a sore throat,” says Mitchell. “They’d rather work through the sniffles or pounding head, and while that’s commendable, it can be difficult to work at your usual level of efficiency – and that can be worse than missing in action at the office.”

Here are Mitchell’s suggestions on how to cope if you do grab that briefcase and head out the door:

Dress in layers in case you start to feel hot or cold or fluctuate between the two.
Working through a sick day while wearing those new sky-high heels or swanky business suit? Not a great idea. Dress professionally, but also be sure to wear something that will keep you comfortable.

If you have to medicate at the office, make sure you use products that DON’T make you drowsy.

Got a sore throat? You don’t want to use a product designed to help you sleep through it or anything with alcohol. Try an all-natural remedy, like Gargle Away Throat Care, says Mitchell. It offers all-natural ingredients, quick relief from soreness, reduced inflammation, loosens mucus, and helps reduce bacteria by 99.9%, too.

Don’t whine or complain about how crappy you feel — it’ll only make you (and everyone else) feel worse, and make them worry you’re contagious.

Do your co-workers want to hear about your pounding head or runny nose? Nope. Keep a positive attitude and try to focus on what you’re doing, and not how you’re feeling.

Drink plenty of fluids – lots of water and for lunch, hot soup is always a good idea.

Stay hydrated. It will keep your head clear and help you cope with any symptoms.

Don’t tackle too much.
Use your time to catch up on necessary, but not urgent work like administration, logistics planning, or reconnecting/relationship building, says Mitchell. Update your LinkedIn page, so that clients see what you’re up to (an added benefit: it may attract new opportunities!). If you have major proposals or presentations due, try to reschedule them – you’ll be much more effective and efficient when you feel better.

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For more information, contact Sabrena Gartland, Director of Marketing, Nature’s Jeannie, Inc.,  Tel 310-357-9812, or Email Sabrena@naturesjeannie.com 

Source : Ourcorporatelife.com
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