4 Easy Tips When You’re Sick

4 things to do when you're sick

Whether you’ve got a common cold or a chronic disorder, no one likes being sick. You have little energy, you feel tired and emotional, and all of your favorite foods just don’t taste the same as what they normally do when you’re sick.

Thankfully, there are several things that you can do to perk yourself up and lessen your symptoms or even lessen the time that you’re sick. Of course, this advice is very general and won’t work for every ailment, but it should put you in a much better position to fight your illness nonetheless. Here are four things you can do when you’re sick.

Get Some Rest

Sleep is incredibly important when it comes to maintaining your immune system, which means that you’ll find it much harder to battle illnesses unless you’re getting enough sleep. Because of this, it’s important that you rest up if you think that you’re getting ill.

4 things to do when you're sick

Avoid doing too much at once, consider taking a day or two off work, and ensure you’re getting quality sleep each and every night. This will put your immune system in a much better position to help you. Put some essential oils in your diffuser and get some beauty sleep.

Visit Your Doctor

When you start to feel sick, it’s always a sensible idea to speak to your doctor about your symptoms. This way, you can find out what’s wrong with you and how best to help yourself.

Your doctor may want you to come in for a consultation or some tests, such as a blood test or a molecular imaging procedure, but they also might be able to diagnose your illness over the phone. Even if you think your illness isn’t too serious, it’s always best to get professional advice.

Watch Your Diet

Being sick uses a lot of energy and often results in a loss of fluids, so it’s vital that you eat the right foods and drink plenty of water. Of course, doing this probably won’t cure you, but it should help you to prevent your symptoms from getting any worse.

Try eating foods that are nutritious and full of flavor, like chicken soup or fresh fruits, and avoid anything that could upset your stomach. You should also ensure that you don’t drink too much water, as this is bad for you too.

Try To Relax

Stress isn’t great for you at the best of times, but when you’re sick, it’s the very last thing that you need. This is because stress often makes it harder for your body to fight off illnesses. Because of this, it’s essential that, when you’re ill, you do what you can to relax and manage your stress.

This could mean doing yoga or meditation, simply saying “no” to things and leaving yourself some time to wind down, or taking up a calming hobby, like coloring or playing the piano. Maybe you just need to binge watch your favorite Netflix shows while relaxing on the couch.

4 things to do when you're sick

It’s Important to Take Care of Yourself When You’re Sick

Of course, playing the piano and eating fruit isn’t going to cure your illness or disorder, which is why it’s important that you speak to a doctor. However, this advice should put your body in a much better position to battle and cope with illness, and help you to feel better faster when you’re sick.

Taking care of yourself is so important. Make sure that you are incorporating self-care into your daily routine with my easy to follow Self Care ebook!

 

Taking Care of You: Mom Self Care Round Up

Self Care for moms

I recently wrote a post about Self Care For Moms and it has been greatly received. It’s such an important topic that we tend to forget about or push to the side. It’s so important to be taking care of you!

There are so many posts out there about this topic and I wanted to pull some of them together in one place to keep you and myself from aimlessly scouring the internet. (We do that enough, am I right?)

What better month to put this together than February!

Some of these posts have some awesome free printables as well, so take advantage of that! (Get my list of 30 Self Care Ideas that you can print and post on your fridge as a reminder to take care of you!)

Mami Works has an amazing series called 14 Days of Love which is obviously perfect for February! Be sure to check out all the posts including Love Your Skin.

Ashton Taylor put together some great ideas if you want to incorporate your littles! A Tired Mom’s Guide To Self Care.

Just Redefine has some great ideas about taking A Day (Almost) Off for Moms!

The Preemie Mummy has some great ideas in her post Practising “Self Care” including cutting ties with the negative!

The Sane Momma tells us How to Create a Daily Self Care Routine. You can also get her Free Self Care Routine Checklist too. She also has takes a very interesting approach to self care using Maslow’s Heirarchy of Needs. I love that!

Always A New Day posted 40 Self Care Ideas For The Anxious Mom. These are right up my ally!

Three Makes A Family put together a 30 Day “Me Time” Challenge for burned out moms. She also includes a free printable to keep track to help you with the challenge.

The Balanced Mama has several amazing posts on self care. She wrote a great post, Hey Mama, You Are Enough. I love that because you are enough and so am I. You should also check out these posts from The Balanced Mama: 5 Self-Care Practices You Should Start Now and 20 Self-Care Ideas To Take Time For Yourself.

Wellness Mom Life wrote a beautiful post about Self Care for Moms of Intense Children. She discusses why it’s important and how to do it when you have intense or gifted children. Wellness Mom Life also includes a 8 Day Wellness Mom Challenge.

Jessica Dimas knows from experience the importance of Self Care for Highly Sensitive Moms. Read her post here. I had never heard the term “sensitive mom” but after reading her article, I realize that I share many of the same qualities. So, Thank You Jessica!

Candace Playfourth gives us 7 Ways To Practice Self Care When Anxiety Hits. I have personally dealt with anxiety throughout my life so this truly resonates with me.

Self Care for Moms is a Must

Self care for moms shouldn’t be negotiable! You deserve to fill up your cup and take care of yourself! Ready to get started on your self care journey?

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