Nix guilt when you have to call in sick

My house was recently hit with the flu.  In the midst of it, I was supposed to attend a 5 hour coaching event.  The night before I had a temperature and went to bed at 6PM because I was so fatigued.  I couldn’t even take care of the kids! I woke up the next morning, felt better and contemplated going.  But this little voice inside me said, “There will be a networking event tonight.  Could you honestly shake hands with people knowing you’ve been so sick and had a fever within the last 24 hours?  Plus, I’m contagious!”...more