December 27, 2017

Let's Chat: My Sick Day Essentials

It's that time of year when avoiding a cold is hard to do. I share with you the items that help me be a little less miserable while I'm sick.

1. Comfy clothes, especially if you have any that can put a small smile on your face when you are feeling down, is your first sick day essential. The hoodie pictured is from here.

2. A good book can help pass the time while you are stuck in bed. I recommend An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson because it is a quick fantasy read with a great romance, but any book will do.

3. Some cheesy movies will not only help pass the time, but perhaps make you smile or fall asleep. I like watching romantic comedies or Disney movies.

4. You can't go without a good blanket when you are sick. Sleep is essential to feeling better so having a comfortable blanket is important.

5. Puffs plus lotion is my go-to tissue when I am sick. The lotion really makes it softer and helps me avoid a really sore nose.

6. When sick one must drink water, water, and more water!

7. I find that a humidifier is key to help you sleep when you are feeling under the weather. I love the one pictured that you can find here.

8. Chicken Noodle Soup is the perfect food to consume while you are sick since it is said that it can help ease cold symptoms.

9. The tea in my photo, Traditional Medicinals: Throat Coat, will soothe any sore throat out there. A co-worker gave it to me about a year ago and I have sworn by it ever since.

10. Although research still has no concrete answer as to whether a vitamin c and zinc boost can stop a cold, they do think it may help cut is short. I tried emergen-c for the first time this year and I don't know if it was a mental thing or not, but I swear it helped. It doesn't hurt to try.

11. DayQuil and Nyquil have always been my medicine of choice when I have a bad cold.

12. Having someone to take care of you. Although he quarantines me into the bedroom while I am sick, my husband makes sure I have all of my essentials on hand, cooks me chicken noodle soup when I get hungry, and will take care of the dog so I don't have to. I am forever grateful for him.

What do you swear by when you are sick?


  1. This is a cute post! I have noticed lately that when I go out EVERYONE is the mall, the grocery store, etc. I haven't gotten sick yet this winter (fingers crossed!) but my bf is currently sick in bed as I write this, poor guy. I'm hoping he gets over this soon so we can enjoy the new year healthy! Also, I'm LOVING that HP sweater!

    -Cristina @ Girl in the Pages

    1. I hope you don't get sick! I have been sick three times. :( Hope your bf is feeling better as well. There ere so many cases of kids being sick they closed down the grade school by where I work for the day. Crazy!

  2. I tried taking zinc when I was sick this year and it helped me feel better faster.
    Thank yo for the link to the HP sweater. I feel like you knew someone was going to ask. I've been meaning to get something cute like that.

  3. Fun post and I agree with all of your choices, especially Disney movies and Netflix. They are always my go-to when I'm not feeling well. And yay for your hubby taking such good care of you :)

  4. Very interesting post, these lists are really great, it’s a painful thing to get sick. After reading this post, I think the blogger seems to be enjoying it when he is sick.


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