There are two kinds of people: those who procrastinate, and those who keep putting off doing so.
Being sick in bed can be the right time to finally getting done some of your most under-appreciated tasks.
I keep a prioritized to-do list all the time. This living list grows and shrinks every day as items are added and deleted. The harsh reality is that some of the bottom-scraping items will never get done, which might be fine. If they mattered more, they'd be higher up on the list, right?
Perhaps, but what about the important stuff you keep delaying?
Most of the items on my list have dependencies i.e. things without which the items cannot be completed, such as having access to the Internet or being able to leave home.
How sick you are will determine how you may be limited regarding your own to-do list's dependencies. Translation: there are items on the list that you temporarily can't complete and should ignore until you're feeling better. As a result, many or the remaining items will move up on the list and into the realm of the doable.
It's true. Feel free to quote me on that one.
Over the weekend I caught a case of bronchitis from my baby daughter (that's not her in the picture, my daughter has more baby fat). It was tough to concentrate on anything between the bad sleeping, breathing difficulties and waking-everyone-else coughing. Finally, after visits to each of our doctors yesterday, we started to feel better.
By taking into account the above to-do list reduction tip, I still managed to get done quite a few things while sick in bed.
Life continues even when you're sick, so keep that in mind and do not simply ‘turn off' because your head hurts or you have a sore throat. Always trying to make the best of a situation means that being sick is a moment to grasp like any other, and you can reap the most benefits by finishing those tasks you weren't doing otherwise.
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