Hullo, everyone! I am writing to you from the comforting den that is my bed. I've been sick ever since Saturday and am getting pretty tired of it. I'm not really a person that gets ill very often, or at least acknowledge the fact I might not be 100% ok, and I think that's exactly the thing that's finally caught up with me. I'll spare you the disgusting details of what I'm going through right now (let's just say I'd rather NOT eat at all than wasting a perfectly good yoghurt, besides the fact that I feel hungry aaaaalllll the time right now), so instead I'll share a couple of things on here that get me through these bad, bad days.
BE JUST A TINY BIT PRODUCTIVE
I know this is not a good way to start, but I can't really help myself. I hate being unable to do anything because I feel like a wrangled mop, so I always end up trying to do something, however small, to feel like I'm at least doing something useful. Yesterday, that was cleaning out the litter boxes and the apartment a bit (which I regretted in the morning, let me tell you that). Today, it's writing this blog post. I do try to sleep a lot in between those moments, though, or at least lie still to give my belly a break. That's the absolute worst thing about sick days, isn't it? Doing nothing always sounds so good until it gets downright boring. :')
GUILTY PLEASURES: DISNEY
Nothing too serious or intense when I'm sick, please. I somehow always end up with picking out some Disney movies to entertain me for a while. I guess there's something extremely comforting and nostalgic about them that really makes me feel a bit better.
Ah, another 'not that good of an idea' one. It's just that; giving yourself a tiny present to cheer yourself up can really help, can't it? Plus, when you're sick at home, you often don't have to worry about delivery times. Who cares if you open the door in PJ's, pale as a ghost and with huge bags under your eyes, as long as you open it? ;-)
LISTEN TO THE DOCTOR'S ORDERS
I often find this difficult, myself, but he was pretty clear about the fact that I sorta did it to myself by letting it get this far. My stomach hadn't been A-OK for a while now, but I ignored it and here we are. So, this time I'm vowing to take my medication until the end (I suck at that), I won't try to sneak in a piece of pizza into that diet of mine (I suck at that, too) and I'll rest for as long as necessary (I suck at that the worst).
DRINK A LOT OF TEA AND WATER
Most of the time when you're sick, you actually don't have the energy to constantly remind yourself to drink very often, am I right? It is very important to stay hydrated, though, and drinking a lot of water (especially when you're low on fluids) is instantly reviving. Tea is good, too, although I must say it doesn't quite fit the shoes of my morning coffee. Mrs. Grumpy, right here.
FIND PLEASURE IN LITTLE THINGS
This can be all sorts of things. Old photographs, favourite books, funny Buzzfeed lists,... For me (and here I go again) it's definitely the two little rascals running around the house this very moment. They're the best company I could hope for and we're actually pretty in synch when it comes to taking naps these days. Go figure. Besides, whoever said OR says that there's no real 'love' to be gained from cats, has obviously never woken up to this, purring away on his or her shoulder:
Right, I'm off to snooze with a dose of Disne in the background, before I try to down something again that's preferably non-fluid. Hurrah.
Q: how do you get through a sick day?