As you may have guessed, I’m sick right now. Sore throat, a cold, the whole works. And it’s not fun. But since I rarely get sick, and I kind of have to be under the weather to write this kind of post (because someone who’s sick knows what works and what doesn’t), I figured I might as well capitalize on the situation and write this blog post. Not all of the tips might apply to/work for you, but these are things that make me feel better (and, frankly, things I should probably be doing instead of writing this blog post), and I hope that if you’re reading this post while not feeling the greatest, it’ll give you some inspiration.
Here we go…
~Sleep in. And I mean really sleep in. Every minute spent in bed is a good minute. Ten o’clock breakfast? Perfectly fine.
~Drink lots of hot liquids. Now, I greatly prefer coffee to tea, but when I’m sick, I’ll often go with tea, as I think it’s gentler, in a way, than coffee. But if you want to drink coffee, that’s awesome too. Hot chocolate is even better. This tip works extra well if you’ve got a sore throat. (Oh, and cold drinks are fine too. I just prefer warm/hot ones when I’m not feeling well.)
~Snuggle up with your favorite blankets/pillows. Make a blanket fort! Luxuriating in soft, warm blankets…that’s what I want to do right now.
~Eat. The old ‘feed a cold, starve a fever’ maxim is probably true. I’ve never really researched it. Whether or not its accurate, you can’t go wrong with chicken noodle soup, ice cream, and other comfort foods.
~Don’t get depressed. If at all possible. You probably know how it feels when The Sickness has been dragging on for days and days and it just won’t let you go? That’s an awful feeling, and it’s easy to get all weepy and/or surly. Movies like Despicable Me and TV shows like Get Smart and Hogan’s Heroes are great for chasing away unexplainable sadness. Or if you’re really feeling down-in-the-dumps, watch something like The Magnificent Seven or The Avengers – entertaining, triumphant tales of high adventure. I’ve also found prayer and Bible reading to be excellent deterrents against depression.
~Take a hot shower. Not only will the steam help clear your nose, if you have a cold, but the whole experience is very relaxing and refreshing for an achy, feverish body. I know it always makes me feel better.
~And when all else fails, there’s always Pinterest.
P.S. My computer has a stupid habit of denying me access to Youtube for months at a time, and it just started up again today , which means that my vlogging career – such as it was – is over for the time being. I am extremely frustrated at the moment. I had several smashing ideas for vlogs, and now… UGH. Anyway, just wanted to let you all know.