The advice I give to patients who are under the weather is “Stay home from work. Let yourself rest and get better, and when you think you’re well again stay home one additional day to be sure”.
Granted there’s a few people who will abuse that advice, but most people need permission to take care of themselves.
For example, I hadn’t taken a sick day in over 3 years.
So, I came down with some sort of nasty tummy bug last night. Wasn’t up to par this AM, and actually decided to call in sick. And when the office manager asked if I would be back tomorrow, I…. took my own advice. And cleared tomorrow’s schedule.
So now I can get a good night’s sleep and actually have a day to finish getting well and to catch up on missed work and to clear up some of the debris from sitting around feeling sorry for myself. Kind of nice, really.
On other fronts, have decided to sell my chipper-shredder. I don’t use it enough to justify owning it. Just have to figure out a reasonable way of putting it out on the market…