Sick time can really take a bite out of work time for many people. Since I work at home most of the year, I can easily keep working regardless of the cold or flu attacking my immune system. There have been a few bouts over the past ten years, however, that landed me in bed, unable to even look at a computer let alone make any sense of the words hopping around on the screen.
Usually I get a bad cold in October (about four weeks after the kids start back to school). Another one invades the house around February (you guessed it: brought home from school). March brings another round of sickness before spring delivers relief. Throughout these illnesses, I typically lose only one day’s worth of work because I struggle through them.
However, not everyone is as lucky as me. They may be exposed to germs more often or they work in positions that do not allow them to come in sick.
In May 2014, I was working out of the house with someone who shared their secret to wellness. It was simple and cheap to do, so I gave it a try. The results: I haven’t been sick since.