I’ve been down and out lately with a nasty bug. It began about 5 days ago and rather than getting better just steadily beat down on me until it flattened me completely out. I have a few things I do when I start to feel something coming on. Sometimes they work and, unfortunately, sometimes not.
Here are the 5 few things I’ve been doing for past few days just to muster through.
- Drink Lots of Emergen-C. Typically, when I feel the tingle of something going on in my body, I’ll begin chugging Emergen-C. I always hope that the extra boost of Vitamin C, as I up my hydration, will do the trick.
- Take warm baths with epson salts. This is actually a real tip on health sites but putting anything scientific aside, I just think it feels really nice and helps the body relax and feel more restful. When you are struck with any type of bug, the most important thing to do is rest, and a warm bath often helps with sleep.
- Pass the time with a guilty pleasure. During some of the past few days I didn’t feel well enough to read or watch TV. Yeah, you know it’s no fun then. However, when I could perk up enough to watch something, I found a certain Netflix show wonderfully gripping. I found that if I couldn’t do my normal routine, then watching a Damages marathon truly helped me while away the hours and forget about how bad I felt!
- Drink whatever you can that tastes good and you can keep down. For me, the only thing after the Emergen-C that I cared to have was lemonade. There was something about the tanginess and tartness that made it worth the effort. Whatever you can do to keep drinking fluids as often as you can will help speed the yuck out of the body. (And what is it about a straw that make it better?)
- Find Comfort Food. Speaking of worth the effort, when food just doesn’t seem worth the effort, then I know I’m sick. Yesterday, I finally realized that I really should try to eat something – maybe the dizziness and unsteadiness could also be attributed to lack of any type of real nourishment. Unfortunately, in my house, since I am the mom, I don’t have anyone that will make that bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup that would be so good. Since I knew that homemade comfort food was not happening in my kitchen, the next best comfort food I could think of was a grilled cheese sandwich. I know, not the healthiest of options, but sometimes whatever comfort food even sounds good when you are sick, is okay. When you are sick eating is a good thing!
Speaking of comfort food. . . two of our favorites are Chicken Noodle Soup (of course!)
Hope you are all feeling well!
Enjoy Your Day!