Why You Should Stay Home When You're Sick
Did you know that 40 percent of missed work is due to the common cold, totaling nearly 23 million 'sick days' per year.
The season of sniffles, sneezes, and coughs is upon us as the temperature drops. While it is tempting and often times persuaded to still show up to work when you're not feeling 100 percent, you might want to stay home and rest up after reading this.
Going to work sick results in other people becoming sick, too. You don't want to spread the sickness throughout your office, so it's better to avoid handshakes and doorknobs while sneezing and coughing seems to take over your daily rituals. Viruses are highly contagious and easily passed without realizing it.
Productivity is at an all-time-low when illness takes a toll. Sharpness and efficiency take a vacation when the body is trying to fight off a common cold, so you might as well, too.
Lastly, the more you push yourself while sick, the longer it takes to recover. If you give yourself a day or two off work, you'll likely bounce back much quicker than if you were to try to work through the weak immunity.
When you do go back, be sure to sanitize phones, doorknobs, keyboards, and even small items such as pens. These are where the most germs linger and tend to spread sickness.
Will you stay home next time you're sick or do you push through it?