I’ve been sick for about a week. Not fun.
Still, there’s work to be done. Just because I’m sick doesn’t mean I can’t not keep up with what I have to do – especially since I’m self-employed. So I’d spent much of last week conserving my energy for the bigger aspects of my work (facilitating two sessions at a workshop series, taking part in a couple of podcast interviews, my mandated writing for clients) so that I didn’t overdo it and stay sick for very long.
Even during my rest periods, I did a few tasks that would fall under the category of “low energy” productivity. These are things anyone could do to that would have a high impact on their productivity while not draining them, and also provide a sense of accomplishment that can be sorely missed when ill.
For the better part of last week, I simply shifted into a mode of productivity that allowed me to focus on the major tasks at hand: getting well and doing what was needed to be done well. And even though I didn’t feel well over that time, I definitely did well with that time.