Work with such tenacity that your quality of work is still better than your peers even when you’re not working at your best. How do you do that?
It’s all about pacing.
If you already have a high standard of work ethic, you’re in good shape. If not, remember to take pride in your name and when you stamp your name on something, it should reflect the values you’ve been taught and the world you want to build. With a high standard of work ethic, even chiseling pebbles a day can be acceptable, just keep working.
So you can do the work, but it’s slower. You’re not feeling well. So what? Just do your best. Especially when everyone else is sick, everyone else is operating at a slower pace. If you’re just not feeling all that great, operate at a slower and steadier pace, maybe not trying to bite off all that you can chew, and ask for help.
Then when you can, rest your mind and your body. Write down all of your thoughts to free up mental space. Eat well. Bathe. Rest and sleep. You’ll get back into your flow, your work pace. Just focus on feeling better.