The first thing I have to do when I feel a cold or something coming on is go straight out to the shops and buy supplies. From cough medicine, sore throat pastels and vapour rubs to basic things like milk, tea bags and soup. This means that when it hits its peak and I feel really rough, I don't have to go to the shops. Lets face it, there's nothing worse than doing to a supermarket when you feel ill and just want to be at home.
Fresh air and disinfectant are two things that I swear by I'm ill. By fresh air, I mean open the windows, I don't suddenly go on walks for hours on end. By having the windows open, I feel I am trying to get rid of the germs as well as making it easier for me to breathe. I like to buy air fresheners with disinfectant that I can spray in each of the rooms, so that when I don't really like cleaning, I can still try to combat the germs.
Make a bed on the sofa, complete with duvet and watch movies all day are always my saviour. I always use this time to watch some of my old favourites to make me feel better. I can always have a nap if I'm feeling tired as well.
I always find drinking a cup of tea or glass or water every hour helps to flush through the germs from my system. For me, I have learn how important it is to stay hydrated, so I make sure I drink plenty day and night when I'm ill.
I love to run a bath, with some lavender, to relax and help me to breathe. I enjoy it more when it is quite hot because it is similar to a steaming treatment accept I can have a little nap at the same time.
Last but not least, I like to have a bit of me time with a face mask. I like to reach for the Sanctuary Spa 5 minute Thermal Detox mask because not only is it great for my skin, it seems to help me feel better from the inside out, especially when I have a blocked nose.
I hope you have enjoyed this little extra post, with the things I typically do when I'm feeling poorly.
Until next time