Should I Go To Work With the Flu? (read it on Salary.com)
Why Read It? The Flu Has Arrived and It's Affecting the Workplace.
- The flu has arrived, delivering its gifts of body aches, fevers, and nausea earlier and more generously than usual.
- As of the first week in January, 47 states were reporting widespread incidence of flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- You may be reluctant to use a sick day (or may not even have that option): 80 percent of people admit to going to work sick, according to a survey done this fall by office supply chain Staples.
- Pushing yourself to work through illness, however, also gives you the chance to infect colleagues, potentially dragging down your employer's productivity more than if you'd just stayed in bed.
- Stay home if you are sick, advises just about everyone. Pushing yourself could slow your own recovery and spread the infection.
Use These Successful Strategies to Overcome Stress (read it on Lifehacker)
Why Read It? The Difference Between Those Who Are Successful and Those Who Aren't is How You Deal With Stress.
- Rely on Routines: Reduce the number of decisions you make by sticking to routines.
- Take Five (or Ten) Minutes to Do Something You Find Interesting: Recent research shows that interest doesn't just keep you going despite fatigue, it actually replenishes your energy.
- Add Where and When to Your To-Do List: You need is if-then planning or what psychologists call "implementation intentions".
- Remember the "Big Picture": Thinking Big Picture about the work you do can be very energizing in the face of stress and challenge, because you are linking one particular, often small action to a greater meaning or purpose.
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3 Actions to Fight the Flu, via CDC
(find more tips at cdc.gov)
"If you are sick with flu-like illness, the CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours (1 day) after your fever is gone."
Eat This When You Have the Flu
(read it on WebMD.com)
Treating flu symptoms at home: "Although you may not feel like it, eating can help give your body energy to fight illness."