C is for Continuing Your Workload Even When You’re Sick
Work at home mothers all know the privilege of being able to be at home at watch their children grow up, while still being able to earn a paycheck. You are there to see your child take his or her first steps, hear the first word, and develop a close bond with your baby. You can plan your work life around your family instead of the other way round. Being a work at home mom absolutely has its advantages. On the other hand, there is one big disadvantage to the dream and that is what happens when you’re sick. You are responsible for your assignments and job duties alone. There are no other employees to turn to, as you are at home and in essence, your boss. Below are some helpful tips to follow in the event you ever become ill.
This Is Babysitter Time
Of course, you decided to be a work at home mother in order to avoid childcare, but if you are sick, focusing on your job is going to be difficult. Hiring a babysitter to come to your home to help care for your child can help the situation tremendously. One, your baby will still be at home with you. Two, you have a little help with feeding, playing and changing if required. With someone else helping with the basics, you can focus your already strained attention on your work tasks.
Get Over It – Faster, That Is
If you do come down with a cold, flu or other illness, you should do all you can to get over it quickly. Be sure to drink extra fluids and purchase some immune boosters, such as vitamin C tabs. During this time, you are also going to need to get your rest. Schedule your day so that you can get in at least eight full hours of sleep every night especially when you are under the weather. Lack of sleep can really wear down your body’s immune defenses.
Last – Remember, You Are Not Superwoman
When you are not feeling well, there is no shame in notifying your client or clients that you need to take a small workload or maybe even a day off. It is always best to pay attention to your health instead of just continuing your workload even when you’re sick. This could just prolong your illness and/or develop into something much worse, such as a cold developing into pneumonia.