Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Ways to get through a sick day

Since getting home from Florida, our house has come down with nasty colds and viruses that have left us feeling completely wiped out. Honestly, this year we have all been so poorly that I'm starting to consider myself a pro at taking sick days after repeat severe tonsillitis has plagued me for the best part of 2017. 

It has been more than rubbish, I tell ya! 

We're well into that time of year now where seasonal viruses are making their rounds. So it's probably more than likely that you might also need to call a time-out for a few days and get yourself better. With this in mind, today I wanted to share some of my favourite ways to rest and keep yourself entertained whilst you're recuperating!

Get cosy

Firstly, make yourself comfortable. If I'm feeling poorly, I'm a firm believer in turning the sofa into a makeshift bed. I don't like the feeling of being in bed all day so having somewhere 'different' to rest during the daytime makes all the difference. I usually grab my pillow and a blanket, wear my most comfortable clothes and curl up on the sofa with a hot water bottle. It's just perfect when you need a little TLC and want a change of scenery!

Have a movie marathon

Watching your favourite movies back to back is sometimes the only way to get through a sick day. I'll certainly never forget the time I sat through all of the Rocky movies back to back. It certainly kept me busy! I like to stick to feel good movies, anything that will take my mind off how rubbish I am feeling.... whether that's musicals, comedy, inspirational movies or good old Disney classics. Sometimes you just can't beat a movie marathon! 

Online fun

I'm one of those people who spends probably far too much time on my phone and tablet and I'm generally no different when I'm poorly. I'll usually switch from work and emails to online fun though, this my only real difference! Whether it's crushing endless candy, laughing myself silly looking at memes or trying my luck in a game of online bingo, I love having a bit of fun online to help get me through a day of feeling poorly! 

Take a bath

Treat yo'self to a long and luxurious bath using all of your best products to pamper and rejuvenate. Use essential oils or a super fun bath bomb, take a cup of hot sweet tea to sip whilst you're in there, make sure you have your fluffiest towels and pop on some fresh pyjamas for afterwards. It'll do wonders! 

Make a tray

Something I like to do when I am feeling poorly is to grab a tray and make a nice little platter of magazines, my ipad, tissues, medicines, drinks and healthy treats to nibble on. It makes things so much easier having everything you need all in one place, especially if you're feeling so poorly you don't want to keep getting up to fetch supplies!   

Make some lists 

Feeling under the weather can often be a good time to take a step back and think about those all important goals and dreams. Whether it's putting together an immediate 'to-do' list for when you're feeling back to normal or a list of things you want to achieve in the next year. I do this often as it helps keep me focused and motivated to get better! 

Finally, sleep

If you're home because you're feeling under the weather then make sure you do the obvious thing to help yourself feel better which is to get lots and lots of rest. Even if you're not feeling sleepy or you're too poorly/achey to sleep, allowing yourself to lie down and get some rest will help your body recover. I'm always down for a nap, I don't need much persuading for this one! Especially if I get to snuggle down in my favourite bedding. Bliss!

* This is a collaborative post but as always, all content and thoughts are my own. 


  1. Can you come and look after me when I'm poorly?!

    Love the idea of a little tray. I can't stay in bed either; luckily my corner sofa is huge!

    Hope you feel better soon, and thank you for some inspiration; gonna make lists next time I feel shite!


    1. Hahaaaa, yes i'm only a train ride away! I'm a proper pro at being poorly, I've absolutely had enough of it this year! Hopefully you've escaped all the nasty bugs going round this winter so far! xx