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No one likes being sick, but that doesn’t have to bring your day to a halt. Here’s how to survive a sick day (like a boss!) You’ll be feeling better and making the most of your day in the nick of time! No illness can get in your way and stop you in your tracks with these tips!
Raise your hand if you hate being sick! Those lingering colds and viruses that just need time to heal on their own. All we can do is slow down and take that necessary sick day(s). But let’s face it, taking a sick day is no “day off” from work or school. We’re usually miserable and it takes all our strength just to get up and out of bed. Most of the time we’re just trying to survive our sick days, let alone get anything done or enjoy the time off. Lucky for you, I have some tips and tricks on surviving those sicks days (like a boss!)
1 – Load up on your favorite hot teas. Guys, liquids are so important when you’re sick. Whether you have a cough, sore throat, congestion, or any ailment, you have to keep your body hydrated so it can fight off those nasty germs! The coziest way to get in those liquids (especially in the winter) is with your favorite hot teas! I love any minty tea, anything vanilla flavored, or my ultimate cozy favorite, Sleepytime Vanilla <3
2 – Catch up on your favorite entertainment. Word on the street is that a lot of people love “bingeing” Netflix and the like. I’m not really into movies or TV shows, but a sick day is a perfect opportunity to do just that without the guilt! Another thing you could do is catch up on your leisure reading! If you’re always being a productive busy bee when you’re not sick, you probably let pleasure reading fall to the way-side. Take this opportunity to devour a good book! You can rest and soothe your mind at the same time without getting bored!
3 – Take a soothing soak in the tub. Why not treat your “sick day” like a “spa day” instead? If you have the house to yourself while everyone else is at work or school, why not take full advantage of healing and relaxation? Fill the tub with some warm water, Epson salt, some essential oils, light some candles, and allow your body to soak and relax. Ease body from the outside in, slather on some lavender lotion when you’re done, and then slip back into the coziest pajamas you have!
4 – Nourish the body with nutrients. This is a food blog; you know I’m going to recommend you nourish your body with some super, healthy, healing food! Your body is working on overdrive while it’s trying to fight and heal itself. Give it the fuel it needs in a delicious and wholesome way. Try this Tummy Healing Soup for One, some super easy vegan mac and cheese that has secret powers, an immune-boosting smoothie bowl, or maybe some Healing Tahini Hot Chocolate!
5 – Get your cough under control. Coughing is the worst; it makes me cringe. If I’m near someone coughing I have to leave the room. If I, myself, have a cough…I just can’t handle it. When I was hit with “the plague” back in October, it came with one of the worst (the worst?) coughs and upper respiratory distress I’d ever had. I usually don’t get sick, probably once a year. Of course this thing hit while I was on my own, away at school. With these major hits to the system, it’s never just a cough. You’re not even able to lay down and sleep because you start coughing and get that tickle in your throat. Cruel torture! Luckily, Robitussin® 12 Hour Cough Relief was able to get me through those rough night (and days!). Used as directed, it delivers fast and powerful cough relief as well as soothes the throat. A life saver so you can get back to yourself and survive your sick days like a boss once again!
6 – Forgive, forget, rest. Maybe the hardest thing, but most important thing is to forget about your responsibilities and actually rest! Here’s my tip to make it happen. Write down all the tasks you know you’ve missed or will be missing because your sick (your head is already clogged up enough!), put that list aside, forgive yourself for “being sick” (sometimes we just cant help it!), and finally, REST! Close those eyes and let your body rest while focusing on kicking that bug! The more rest, the quicker you’ll be back to being boss and doing your thing!
So tell me:
+ How do you survive a sick day(s)?
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