Are you feeling under the weather? That can be devastating when you work from home. Most of us can take a sick day, it is just the fact that we don’t get paid. And too many sick days can have a major impact on our finances. So when you aren’t really sick, but do not feel well, you really need to keep moving forward.

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How to Stay Motivated When You Don’t Feel Well

Like many things in life, that is easier said than done. To help, take in our tips below on how to stay motivated when you don’t feel well.

Remind Yourself Why You Are Doing It

But try not to focus on the stressful aspects, as this can make things worse. Don’t frame it in terms of the big bill coming up; instead, think about your family, their happiness, and the things you deserve in life. Keep it positive and keep it in mind.

Take a Day or Half-Day

The problem with simply pushing forward is that your body may need rest to get better, and without that rest, you may find yourself getting worse and worse. Try a half day to start, and if you need a little more, take the morning off the next day, giving yourself a full day of rest without missing a full day of work. And if you can set this up to coincide with the weekend, even better.


If you don’t need to get everything done, don’t. Figure out what is the most important and tackle those tasks first. If you start to feel overwhelmed, your motivation will plummet. It is better to prioritize than stress.

Tackle Items in Bursts

Instead of working straight through the day, break things up. Complete one task and then rest. Drink some tea, do a breathing exercise, whatever works for you. Then, get back to work for another small task or two. This should help to keep your energy up, thus keeping your motivation up as well.

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October 19, 2016

How to Stay Motivated When You Don’t Feel Well

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