With any illness, but especially an invisible illness it can be hard to have a productive day. Most people get up, go to work and do their daily routine until they go to bed. When you are sick everyday it can be hard to get up and do what you must do. Some people might consider it lazy to have to take breaks or sleep a little longer.
Think about it this way, if you have the flu you are usually stuck in bed for days barely able to move. Many times, people with invisible illnesses could feel like they had the flu everyday of their lives. I for one most days feel like I am burning alive from the inside out and that I was hit by a mac truck. I do what I can everyday to be as productive as I can, but some days are better than others.
There are different ways to be productive and one isn’t better than the other. My productive day is getting myself up by 9 and working for a few hours. Then most likely I will have to relax for a while before doing something else. Some days I do too much and yes, I am productive, but the next day I might have to do a lot less because I can’t function.
It’s all trial and error to figure out what works best for you. Sometimes you wake up and don’t feel great so instead of waking up right away and working maybe sleep a little longer then work. This is of course if you have a job where you work from home and your own hours.
If you have a job where you must go everyday all day then it will be important to take care of yourself throughout the day. Maybe it’s taking a break every hour to walk and stretch. Maybe it’s going to bed earlier the night before to get a good night’s sleep, who knows maybe its snacking a little bit throughout the day and drinking water. The possibilities are endless if you are doing what is right for your body. If, then you may never be fully productive.
The most important thing we have is our health and when you aren’t healthy you have to find ways save your health as much as you can and part of that is saving energy while being productive.