Being sick is no fun. I woke to a sore throat last week which quickly turned into full blown flu. But having spent the last week living in my pyjamas, being a ball of coughs and sneezes it looks like I am finally on the mend (hoorah!) But winter is coming. Which means flu season is right around the corner, so I thought this was the perfect time to share with you my sick day essentials so that you can be prepared!
If you’re feeling under the weather. Go speak to your local pharmacist and get yourself some medication to relieve your symptoms. Seriously I couldn’t coped this week if it wasn’t for my trusty Beechams day and night tablets. Don’t suffer unnecessarily
2. Cosy PJ’s
Stay warm. Stay cosy. Stay comfortable. Those are the rules of being ill so grab those fluffy PJ’s and go get tucked up. Trust me under the covers is the best place to recover.
3. Hot water and honey
I have essentially lived off this stuff this past week. Grab your favourite mug, plop in a few teaspoons of honey and fill with hot water and voila! A great natural remedy for that pesky sore throat.
5. Movies/TV shows
Okay being ill sucks but at least you curl up and watch all your favourite shows/movies. For me a sick day will usually include binge watching The Middle all day. There’s nothing quite like the Heck’s to cheer me up.
6. Snacks, snacks baby
What I eat when I’m ill depends on what’s wrong with me but like most people usually all I want is comfort food and being sick is the perfect excuse for it. Whether you want cookies, chocolate or good old fashion soup this is the time you allow yourself a little extra helping of TLC or that last cookie. Whatever you want. Being sick is hard and you deserve it.
7. Cuddle buddy
Now I know this isn’t for everyone but I’d definitely recommend finding yourself a one of these. Preferably a fluffy one with four legs and a wet nose.
Escape reality for a few hours in a good ol’ book or grab yourself a few magazines to keep you entertained. Still bored? You could always fire up the PlayStation but that would mean getting up…
So there you have it all of my sick day essentials. What’s one thing you have to do/have when your sick? Is there a particular meal you like to have or movie to watch? Let me know and may you have a sniffless winter!
Until next time,
Abby – x –