12 Things To Do When You Have A Cold At Home

Two nights ago I was sitting in the cinema watching The BFG. It was about 5 minutes before the film finished, when I had the most tickley throat ever. I’m not sure how to describe just how itchy it was. The cough came in, and the more I tried to hold it in, the more it came out. I ended up quickly sneaking out and now have a lovely cold. It’s expected, because I normally get sick sometime during winter. It’s the time where I will get out my beanie, scarf, cosy socks and coat and dress as if it’s snowing outside. There’s not much to it, except to wait until the cold gets better. However, it’s important to get enough rest and not do anything that may make it worst.

listen to music / Listening to uplifting music can make us feel happier, make the time go by and just remind yourself that you’ll get better soon.

drink warm water / When I’m sick, I find drinking something warm keeps my body warm and soothes my throat.

sleep and rest / Your body needs rest to get better. Sometimes having a nice sleep with layers of clothes and layers of blankets, will help make you feel a lot better.

watch a movie / While you’re wrapped in your blankets, watch a movie on your laptop and just relax. Being sick is the perfect time to do absolutely nothing.

read a book / Get yourself into a really good book. I really want to read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, before watching the film.

eat something / When I’m sick my appetite seems to be much smaller. Your body needs food to keep you alive and give you energy.

take a hot shower / There’s nothing better than taking a nice steamy shower, then slipping into comfy clothes.

write something / Hence what I’m doing while I am sick. Writing is a great way to make time fly and pour out your thoughts onto paper or online.

browse on  pinterest / I don’t know if it’s just me, but I can look on pinterest for a solid hour, at just photos of things I may like or find inspiring – quotes, images, art, animals, fashion.

skype someone / Talk to someone close to you. It’s good to be distracted and not focus on being sick.

stare out the window / If you live in an apartment, it can be amusing to stare out the window at the people on the streets, the birds flying past and the cars passing by.

cuddle your cats / Although I am catless at the moment. I imagine when I have cats I would just cuddle them around the house or let them lie on my tummy.

cat image from @anyagrapes

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