10 steps to taking a guilt-free sick day

Does taking a day off to recuperate from illness make you terribly anxious? Try these tips to avoid that feeling.

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Being a PR pro can be extremely demanding. It’s hard to turn ourselves off, even when we’re on vacation. No wonder PR is consistently ranked as one of the most stressful jobs.

When you feel what could be a sore throat or exhaustion beginning to set in, it can be pretty scary. You tell yourself it will go away. You get to bed extra early (seven hours of actual sleep instead of the typical five) and you head in to work despite how you feel. Unfortunately, that sick feeling doesn’t go away and you begin to feel pretty horrible, but the show must go on and there’s absolutely no way you can take a sick day.

There is simply no time to be sick, but do yourself a favor and take a sick day.

I’ve been there. I’ve gone to work sick and I’ve seen coworkers do the same. We push through and ignore our bodies for the sake of the team, clients or our ego. After all, things would simply fall apart or you could even lose your job if you took a sick day, right?

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