Not feeling well?

This week I was not feeling well on Monday. I had a cough, runny nose and sore head. So I left and headed home. On the way I stopped at the Doctor’s office and made an appointment for the next day. All in all there was nothing seriously wrong with me. The Doctor advised me that it was viral and rest was the best cure. So what was I to do?

Normally, when a little under the weather, I battle on and push through…. But is that the best option? Do I perform at a good level in this state? Do I do myself justice for my recovery if I push on? This time I took some time to rest and it was good to do so. I found that even on Thursday I was not feeling the best. However the rest was good on the body, mind and soul.

Being able to rest was very good on the recovery. I am glad that I scaled back my schedule for the week and rested. I know too often I feel that I have to push on…. But you know what, over the last week I have discovered there is very little that falls apart when I am not a work. Bottom line is I can take the unexpected time off and rest.


  • What do you do when you are sick?
  • Do you feel that you need to push on?
  • Or do you take time to rest?


About Attila Ovari

Attila Ovari is passionate about life and thrives on empowering others, in particular when it comes to leadership. Attila has in excess of 17 years of experience in the private, government, not for profit and volunteer sectors. He also has formal qualifications in business, management, training and legal services. He is currently study towards his Masters of Business Administration. Attila’s sense of adventure has taken him around the world. His passion for travel includes a number of community projects in developing nations and he has conducted business on four contingents around the globe. Attila has a passion for speaking, writing, training, coaching and consulting individuals, teams and organisations to achieve greatness. Attila writes at his personal blog, where you will find his contact details.

Posted on Saturday, 28 Jun 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Hi Attila

    This past week my staff dropped like flies, by Wednesday I was down three with the flu. I made sure that they all stayed home and got rest and did not encourage them to come into work until they felt back to normal. First it is bad to go to work and get others sick. Secondly, when you are sick you cannot do you job to the standard that you are being paid to do it yet will still collect the same pay for half the effort. This is not fair to your employer. Employees should never be made to feel guilty for being ill. It is difficult for your coworkers to pick up the slack, but they know you will be willing to do it for them if then table is turned


    • Hi Tina…. It is good to see that you are leading my example….. it is important as leaders that we take rest when unwell, else we build a culture that is not good within an organisation.

  2. It would be lovely to rest when sick, and I agree, it is the best way to recover. However, I am on hourly rates, so I would have to be very ill indeed before I cancelled a class. The problem is, I put a lot of preparation into lectures and tutorials, which is included in the hourly rate, but I get paid only if I actually deliver the class. Luckily, I’m not sick very often!

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