So I realized last night that I have this down to a science.
Too busy to shower and feel gross, don’t feel good and it shows outwardly, been cramped inside and no reason to look nice so you put no effort into anything? Same.
1.) Wash and exfoliate your face. Cold water. 2.) Moisturize. 3.) Drink a big glass of water and/or tea. 4.) Put on a few coats of mascara and sparkly earrings if you do that. 5.) Put on a new shirt and leggings or nicer pants instead of sweatpants. 6.) Pull your hair up so you’re not being reminded of its state. 7.) If you can, step outside and breathe deeply. Five seconds in, five seconds out.
8.) Realize that it’s just an episode and your life doesn’t suck. And you’re beautiful or handsome or absolutely rad. Chin up.
Drink lots of water and go pee a lot! It’ll help flush out the toxins
Make sure to keep your face moisturized. The last thing you want to deal with when your sick is itchy irritated skin
If you have the energy, do some light exercise. It’ll help to invigorate your body
Avoid too much screen time D: (sorry that includes tumblr)
Try to avoid wearing makeup, or wear as little as possible
Drinking Ginger Tea helps a lot :3
If you have a clogged/phlegm-y throat, gargling salt water will help (don’t drink it though– you’ll feel even sicker!)
Other easy teas are milk and honey or water lemon and honey
Hot showers help get the mucus out
As does vapor– fill a bowl with boiling water, then place your head over it with a towel covering your head and try to breathe through your nose. If it gets too hot just take the towel off for a couple of seconds and then continue (this is also great for clearing up the clogged pores in your face! :D)
When you go to bed, stack your pillows so that your head is elevated
Remember: Eyes, nose, and mouth are connected- so if you have a cold and wear contacts, its best to avoid wearing them if you can. You want to keep those three outlets as free as possible
Eating Ajwain seeds or drink ajwain tea helps if you feel nauseous
Eating prunes or drinking prune juice helps relieve constipation
For eating, remember the B.R.A.T diet: Bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. Drinking chicken broth or apple juice is also really good for getting some nutrients without having to try to stomach solid food
The best OTC medicine to take if you have a headache is Aspirin because if it is an average headache it is most likely caused by a lack of blood flow to the brain, so blood thinners are good
Drink lots of water! It will do the same as Aspirin
Stay away from screens or straining your eyes at all and get some shut eye in a dark room
Life gets hard, and sometimes I wish there was a way to pause it and go back in time to when I was happier but unfortunately life doesn’t work like that so I have to figure out other ways to deal with it. Small changes in your everyday life can add up to big improvements over time, simple things, that don’t even require a huge lifestyle change.