How to Recover Back to Productivity After Being Sick

    For this past week I have come down with a very nasty cold, one of the worst ones I have ever had. With everything from sore throats, fevers, coughs, pain in the eye, headache, and loss of appetite. As of the Sunday night before this post goes live, I am just now finally beginning to feel better. In terms of productivity, something like this throws you way off track! I lost control of my schedule, to do list, and time budget. Depending on the severity of the sickness, you may or may not be affected depending on how bad your illness is as it could be a simple cold that you recover from in a day or two or an major injury or surgery that requires a lot of recovery. Below are steps you can take to get yourself up and running and back on track as soon as possible.

  1. Reevaluate Your Position. Once you are recovered to a point where you can function on a normal level again, this is the time to take a look at where you are and what your priorities should now be on your path to get back on track. No matter how off track you have got because of this (or if you are like me this time, how much more off track because I was already quite behind before I have gotten sick). Do what you would do any other day once this is determined, set the priorities, make your schedule, and get yourself going!
  2. Get Going! As I stated in my first point, getting going is the best thing you can do once you feel better. If you are anything like me, the moment you feel better is some of the best moments in your life, especially if it’s a bad illness. You have the things that you have taken for granted when you well and you can really appreciate your life with a tremendous sense of gratitude. Take advantage of feeling better again and have some of the most productive moments you can have!
  3. Be Sure to Continue to Get Rest. Depending on your lifestyle, the reason you may have gotten sick to begin with was inadequate rest. I believe personally, this was the case for me this past sickness, I have had a few days in a row of not sleeping as much as I should and being stressed about various cares and concerns. It is definitely important to make proper rest a priority, even if everything is not done, because everything will never be done. One of the most difficult arts to master is the ability to stop doing whatever you are doing and get yourself to bed, and then actually quiet your mind down enough to fall asleep.

I wrote this post on Sunday night right before I went to bed, this has been a pattern the last couple of weeks because of being very busy and this week also sick. Part of my goals for getting back on track now is to get more posts written ahead of time and also to expand into other aspects for Time is Me, such as a podcast, developing products and services, and more. Please let me know if you have any feedback of topics I should discuss, services I should work to develop, anything I should improve upon or begin doingI want to thank you for being my reader, whether you there since my first post last year on July 3, or this is your first post that you reading.