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It May Not Be The Man Flu, But Mama, You Need To Take Care Too



Ok ok, the man flu isn't actually a thing, though they'll have you believe it is. In all seriousness though, being a working mom is hard enough, then throw in the added pressure of having to work while sick and it can start to feel impossible. But don't worry, mama; I've got you covered! In this blog post, I'll provide some tips for managing your job and business responsibilities when you're also dealing with being sick.


Take Care of Yourself First

When you're feeling under the weather, it's important to remember that your health comes first. Set aside any guilt or shame you may feel about not being able to do everything at once, and focus on what matters most—your wellness. That means taking the time to rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat nutritious foods, and get adequate sleep. It may seem like these things might slow down your productivity, but they will actually help you get back on track sooner rather than later. I know, easier said than done. As a single mama, I know that all too well. But it's important to try, even if all you can do is go to bed early instead of putting the laundry away or doing the dishes.


Set Boundaries & Prioritize Tasks

Once you're feeling better (or at least well enough to tackle your job or business responsibilities), it's time to set some boundaries and prioritize tasks. This can be tough when there are so many balls in the air at once—but if you take the time to create a plan of attack for yourself, it will be much easier for you to power through those responsibilities without feeling overwhelmed. Make sure that whatever tasks you choose are manageable given your current level of energy and health. And don't forget—if something doesn't absolutely have to be done right away, give yourself permission to take a break from it until you're feeling better.


Be Kind To Yourself

It's easy for moms who are already juggling a million different things (including work and family) to beat themselves up when they become ill; after all, there just isn't enough time in the day! But try not to let those negative thoughts creep in; remind yourself that everyone gets sick sometimes, and that taking care of your health should always come first. If need be, reach out for support from friends or family members who can help pick up some slack while you recover—you'll be back on top before you know it!


Working while sick is no easy feat as a mom—but with some thoughtful planning and self-care strategies in place, it is definitely possible! Make sure that your own wellbeing always comes first; then set boundaries around what needs to get done (and when), and ask for help if needed. With these tips in mind, we hope that mama warriors everywhere will find success even during their toughest times!

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