I have the flu; I’ve spent two works off work (aside from the two days where I went back to work, before I started feeling shitty again), bored out of my mind. Anyway, I thought I’d share a few of my favourite tips for dealing with the winter lurgy.
I was freezing in that photo, I was wearing a pair of woollen tights, a pair of pants, two long sleeved tops, a hoodie, fluffy socks and was wrapped in a fluffy blanket, and I was still fucking cold.
We all know that being sick, and bored sucks, so I thought I’d share a few of my favourite things to do when I really don’t feel like doing much.
I watch pretty mindless things when I’m sick; stuff I know I’ll enjoy, but won’t feel bad if I fall asleep watching (trashy reality TV shows and romantic comedies are my not so secret guilty pleasure). Right now, I’m rewatching the season of finale of iZombie (turns out you miss a whole bunch when you can’t concentrate properly).
Watching Youtube Videos
I’ve been watching a lot of Youtube videos, especially clickednetwork.tv (it’s a Singaporean lifestyle channel); I’ve really been enjoying a few or their shows, especially Tried and Tested, The Clicked Show, and Hack It – they’re so entertaining.
I downloaded a few eBooks onto my kindle at the beginning of the year, and so read a couple of those while I was in bed. I chose books that were simple, with storylines I knew I’d enjoy, so I’d be able to concentrate, without doing my head in.
Going For A Walk
I really needed fresh air, so on Friday, I went for a walk to Fisherman’s Plate to get some Pho (seriously, their pho is the best) and to get some more supplies from the supermarket.
Having a warm bath/shower
Warm baths are relaxing and great for achey muscles, so I’ve had a few baths recently.
Make sure you have everything you’ll need close by (I have a little box on my bedside table with painkillers, antibiotics and vapour rub and have a pile of DVDs next to my bed), drink plenty of fluids, eat well (pho and fresh fruit have been my lifesavers) and get plenty of rest.