WHY TAKING A SICK DAY IS
IMPORTANT FOR YOUR HEALTH.
We often think of a “sick day” as a last resort when a case of the flu or headache leaves us feeling too bad to work. Recently, a phenomenon known as presenteeism has also grown across the workforce. Remote workers feel pressure to stay connected because computers and phones are easy to access but learning how to disconnect is critical for maintaining your health.
A new study has shown that people are also just as likely to need sick days for their mental health as they are for physical ailments. That same study also showed that – for several important reasons – taking sick days is more challenging than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.