I know... it's the worst. There is nothing less attractive than walking around red nosed and dripping sick. Especially when you are expected to carry on as if all is normal and your body isn't coping with the death bed tissue pounding aches. All sense of self preservation seems to fly out the window when it comes to being sick. After nights of sleepless mouth breathing it can be so easy to quickly surrender and become the snot ball that the season can turn you into.
We are here to say that there is a way to be a better sickie. Perpetual sneezing aside, you can maintain some shred of dignity despite the gorilla like cough that seems to flair up mid lecture. Instead of being consumed by your sickie ways try a few suggestions to manage the winter season sniffles in style...and by style we mean using a tissue instead of a paper towel.
Chill out: your body is fighting foreign invaders out to steal your productivity. Cut your schedule back it really can wait! A day or two of rest beats a week of prolonged oozyness.
Liquids: guzzle that water like your life depends on it, because it does! Besides of the gazillion other water benefits flushing and fueling your body to rid itself of the sickness is the best policy. Hot water is even better. It can clear sinuses and stuffiness, add some lemon or honey for a homemade little brew of your own.
Snooze: no matter how difficult it may be to actually sleep rest rest rest! Yes you sound like dehydrated moose who smokes a pack a day, but the more rest you manage the quicker you can get back to your adorable baby snore, as opposed to the mouth breathing sick gasps that you have been resorting to.
Stay Clean: When you are forced to keep dirty tissues and throat clearing water by your bed side table hygiene quickly dissipates. And then days later you are still rolling around in your germy room and surprisingly still sick. Cleaning your sheets, tables, cups, walls etc. is an absolute must when trying to be a better sickie.
Be Fresh: all you want to do is hook yourself up to an IV of ice cream for a scratchy throat, and eat food that makes you feel good. Resist the urge to go for the warm comfort foods and keep it fresh. Your body needs fruits and veggies now more than ever. If juicy crunch veggies don't sound so tolerable because your stomach has been doing back flips for the past week, try soup or smaller portions of these fresh foods.
Vitamins: So vitamin loading is usually best served right when the sick symptoms begin to be noticed, but in terms of recovery it never hurts. Taking vitamin C and other immune boosting super naturals will leave you feeling a little less droopy.
When you start feeling sick don't give up hope, toss on the fat pants, and forgo showering. You can still remain a functional sickie, just be conscious of your body and what it takes to get back to feeling 100%
GOOD LUCK ON EXAMS