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How to Stay Motivated When You’re Sick

It’s funny how life’s always ready to knock you down a peg when you get too comfortable.

I recently recorded a video about how to get stuff done when you’re sick, and I mentioned that I rarely get sick. Of course, not a week later I was sick for the first time in years.

Oh well. At least my video is ultra timely! 🙂

But I’m (usually) one of those annoying people who doesn’t get sick.

I like to think that’s because I was in health care for 10 years, and I understand the importance of washing your hands—a lot!

Or maybe it’s because I think positively and my happy thoughts keep me healthy.

Or maybe it’s because I work from home, and I can’t get sick if I spend my days avoiding people . . . locked away . . . like a hermit.

You’re a real person, and you get sick like normal folks. But what if you’ve got a mile-long to-do list that needs your attention?

The world doesn’t stop just because you’ve got the sniffles.

In today’s video, you’ll learn how to stay motivated when you’re sick.

The video transcript is below for your convenience.

Next Steps

  • Do some advanced planning for your next sickness. What can you do now that will make life easier for future sick you?
  • Check out the Edited Year Planners (2019 versions go on sale next week!).
  • Check out the StyleBook app.
  • Get your free printable worksheets in the Editor’s Toolkit.
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Video Transcript

I’m one of those annoying people who doesn’t get sick.

I like to think that’s because I was in health care for 10 years and I understand the importance of washing your hands—a lot!

Or maybe it’s because I think positively and my happy thoughts keep me healthy.

Or maybe it’s because I work from home and I can’t get sick if I spend my days avoiding people . . . locked away . . . like a hermit.

You’re a real person, and you get sick like normal folks. But what if you’ve got a mile-long to-do list that needs your attention?

The world doesn’t stop just because you’ve got the sniffles.

In today’s video, you’ll learn how to stay motivated when you’re sick. Let’s go!

Hey there! I’m Sage Grayson, a former book editor turned life coach. I help ambitious career women edit their habits, routines, and mindsets to balance their happiness at work and home. I’m a Life Editor . . . and so are you!

Before I tell you how to be sick and be productive, please give this video a big thumbs-up and hit that subscribe button so you won’t any of my life editing tips.

Staying motivated while you’re sick can be difficult, especially when all you want to do is crawl into bed and go to sleep.

We all get sick sometimes, so my advice is to do some advanced planning.

Can you create an inventory of your work so you have already finished content to pull from when you’re sick?

That might mean pre-planning and scheduling your social media posts, securing a go-to substitute for your job, freezing meals that you can heat up easily, planning your outfits in advance (I like the StyleBook app), cleaning one room of your house per day so it never gets too messy.

Planning for a future sickness is kind of like planning for a vacation. You want to have everything you need to get through it, plus safeguards in place so your work doesn’t stall.

If you want to design your own sick day survival plan, then check out the Bad Day Emergency Kit worksheet that you’ll find in my Edited Year Planners. I’ll leave the link below the video.

However, if you’re already sick, then take it as a sign from the universe to SURRENDER!

The world won’t stop spinning because you need a break, and you’ll recover faster if you stop trying to fight through it. Give yourself permission to sleep, relax, get takeout for dinner, let the house get messy, and push back deadlines.

Here’s the thing: most people will forgive you because we all know what it feels like to be sick.

You don’t have to be some kind of superwoman and pretend that everything’s perfect. You are worthy of a sick day.

That’s it! This week, do some advanced planning for your next sickness. What can you do now that will make life easier for future sick you?

If you like this video, please hit that subscribe button. Then come on over to SageGrayson.com and sign up for my free Editor’s Toolkit to get dozens of printable worksheets to help you edit your life and plan for whatever comes your way.

Thanks for watching. I’ll see you soon.

This post focuses on Step 4 of the Life Editing Process, Rearrange Everything Into a Perfect Flow. For more about life editing and what it can do for you, click here.