I woke up the other day and felt awful…like a Mack truck ran over me. I was clammy,runny nose,sore throat and had laryngitis.
I was forced by my body to stay in bed several days. I hadn’t felt like this in a year. What I know for sure is when you’re sick at home and stuck in bed… you need to really rest and take care of yourself! And do something nice for yourself.
And if you don’t have energy to even take a quick shower or bath 🛀 just do a few things to make yourself FEEL better.
Here are a few tips…
Don’t get dehydrated. Drink plenty of liquids.
*Fresh squeezed juice is a nice bonus. If you can’t juice 🥤 your own. Try and keep a store bought one in your freezer or refrigerator.
Refresh your skin with a cozy hot towel soaked with a dash of Vick’s vapor rub. Place over your nose and on your chest. Help those nasal passages & chest congestion.
Light a flameless 🕯 candle. Or better yet purify the air by lighting a Himalayan salt stone lamp. They light 💡 up the room with such a pretty, peaceful, ambience. And nowadays are cheap but bring so much joy!
Place your feet 🦶 in white cotton socks with your fave hand 🖐 & body lotion. Or another tip is to slather on a coat of Vick’s Vapo rub. Then place those tired feet in fresh white socks. Feels 😊 so good! Really helps with softening the feet and they say helps your cold leave faster. It also makes your feet feel good and skin softer too.
Turn on a white noise machine or listen to music in your chair or bed.
Open the curtains and let the SUN 🌞Shine in! Let the sunlight warm you up. The light will lift your spirits too.
Put on a 💄 lipstick, gloss or lip conditioner and you’ll be feeling better before you know it.
Guys you need a lip balm too! When you have a cold or the flu your lips will get dry. Very dry. Maybe even peel and flake.
Keep the skin on your face moist with a beauty oil or moisturizer. Sneezing, wiping, or blowing your nose can make your nose,face and cheeks red and raw. And dry! Keep that skin soft!
This might be a good time to put on a sunless tanner…while you’re stranded at home.It might even make you feel better. It def will make you look better.
Spray your pillow cases and sheets with a mix of 95 distilled or tap water and a few drops of lavender or Tea Tree oil.
A hydrating KBeauty sheet mask is another good thing you could do to make yourself feel better.
If you have a fever… straighten the bed. Fluff up the pillows and sprinkle your fave body powder on the sheets.
Brush your hair with a dry 🧴 shampoo. Keep it handy at your bedside.
Place your journal,prayer book,a good book,magazines or adult coloring book 📚 near you. Place a mini notepad 📝 and pen by you too . You may think of things you need to buy or to do once you’re up to it.
Keep things close so you don’t have to get up and down from the 🛌 bed.
Chicken soup or Chinese hot and sour soup work wonders.
Feel hot and clammy? Got a fever? I love to make DIY Gatorade Ice cubes. Make ice cubes and suck on them! Cooling soothing electrolytes and they keep you from dehydrating too.
Ice cream 🍨 or an ice cream float is cool and soothing on sore throat! This is no time to diet. Indulge!
You know even if you get the flu shot it does not prevent you from getting a severe cold and more.
I’m just glad it’s over for me and I’m starting to feel like myself again. Something is going around. Get ready! Take care of yourself. I hope my blog post helps.