Sick days are important for a healthy career

Steve Kimmens Career, Career Wellbeing, high performance, video Leave a Comment

Do you take a sick day when you are 🤧?

Or do you battle through because you’re too busy 😱?

WARNING⚠️ not taking sick days is classic Flash Gordon Syndrome – you are the saviour of the universe with everything resting on your shoulders.

Organisations pay people to be sick 😷 🤒 🤕 🤢 🤮 🤧(we’re human, we get ill).

But there’s a persuasive culture that you only take sick days when you are at death’s door. 😵

AND that’s even worse with professionals who suffer from Flash Gordon Syndrome – where working hard becomes the value in and of itself.

It’s a sign that you are on the path to BURNOUT. 😳

Next time you’re unwell take a sick day and start looking after yourself (no one else will).

And if a colleague is in the office coughing and sneezing, look out for them, ask them if they need to be in and whether they could be at home resting.

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