Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sick in the city

I'm officially sick. I cannot believe I am admitting this - I never get sick! I am that person who thinks that if they wake up with a sore throat, it will be cured with an extra hour of sleep. That person who thinks that Sudafed and some relaxing time will cure a stuffy nose. Really, mental toughness does a lot to affect the extent of your illness - if you are feeling bad, thinking you feel absolutely terrible will make you feel worse than if you keep thinking that you are okay. In my experience at least, that has worked.
But I will fully admit now that I am under the weather. It was probably this past weekend with my friend visiting from out of town and my best guy friends moving into NYC. I ran myself down when I should have been resting.

And now I'm paying for that lack of good judgement.

While being sick is rough, taking a sick day off of work has been quite enjoyable. I got to sleep in, I've been watching TV, and I just ordered a pizza ALL TO MYSELF for lunch/dinner! Life is good.

Here are some of my sick day essentials:
  • TV: This should be self-explanatory. What would a sick person do without watching TV all day? I seriously don't understand how people in the 1800's and early 1900's did sick days. That would ACTUALLY be miserable. And I think it would make your sickness worse because you would have nothing to do but think about how awful you feel!
  • Sudafed/Advil: Per what I said earlier, no matter how you're feeling, there is some over-the-counter drug (for lack of better word, maybe "medicine" would be more suitable for this situation) that can help make it feel better. Right now I've been continuously feeding myself Sudafed non-stop because my nose literally feels non-existent at the moment.
  • Comfy clothes: I'm currently rocking this over-sized t-shirt. It is so comfortable and was just washed so it smells GREAT! Good smells and comfortable clothes always put me in a better mood :)
  • Soup: I have a can that I ate a little earlier - chicken noodle is the clear choice when you're feeling under the weather. Not sure what about it, everyone always suggests that when you're sick and it actually kinda works! Probably the protein and clear broth or something (I could be totally wrong with that, by no means am I a food expert).
  • Laptop/iPad/etc: Because we all obviously cannot just watch TV without any other form of entertainment! Seriously what is happening to the world? Obviously I'm on my laptop or iPhone when I'm watching TV a lot of the time (I would be on my iPad instead. If I had one...)

That's all I can think of at the moment. I'm pretty simple when I'm sick.

What do you like to have with you on your sick day?!

<3, Charlotte

22 comments:

  1. I hope you feel better!! TV is definitely nice to have when you're sick.. idk what they used to do on sick days before it was invented!

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    1. Seriously!! Haha, and thanks so much lovely! Def feeling better tonight, I will probably go to work tomorrow.

      <3, Charlotte

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  2. I hope you feel better soon, don't forget naps on the list of sick day essentials!

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    1. Aww thanks :) And yes you are so right! I took probably like 5 of those today, haha!

      <3, Charlotte

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  3. I hope you feel better! Take lots of naps and order some wonton soup from your favorite Chinese take-out place. I swear it is magic on a sore throat!

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    1. OMG amazing idea! I think I'll get Chinese for lunch tomorrow and do that!

      <3, Charlotte

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  4. Being sick is the worst! Rest up and feel better soon! I always take an Airborne whenever I feel like I'm coming down with something.

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    1. Ahh yes, Airborne! Ugh that would definitely have been useful. I may pick some up tomorrow on my way to work. Thank youuu!

      <3, Charlotte

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  5. Hope you feel better girl. TV is my go to when I feel lousy. It's the best time to marathon a tv series!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. Ahh thank you! Finally feeling better tonight :) I did watch a lot of TV, haha!

      <3, Charlotte

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  6. Feel better soon! I usually do the same thing as you do- watch TV and drink hot things. :)


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    1. Yes did a lot of that! Feeling better now, thank goodness!

      <3, Charlotte

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  7. I hope you get well soon! I have been sick my first week of college and my roommate too so we have been trying to rest up when we can! Comfy clothes and soup are a must!!!
    xo Tia
    www.bigcitytyro.com

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    1. UGH oh no! I hope YOU are feeling better now!! I am finally almost back to normal and am so relieved

      <3, Charlotte

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  8. Aww, feel better!! Tea is quite nice as well. :)

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    1. Aww thanks so much lovely! I did manage to drink some tea, too. Hot liquids are prime when a sickness comes on :)

      <3, Charlotte

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  9. I woke up this morning with a sore throat as well. I kept hoping that it would go away as the day progressed, but, no such luck. When I am not feeling well I like to have chicken noodle soup, take a warm shower, put on a clean pair of pajamas, and watch 'Bride Wars' for the 100th time. Also, go to Whole Foods and buy 'oregano oil'. It usually helps for when you think you MAY get sick. So, though it may not necessarily help you now, at least you'll have it for the future. Feel better!

    xx

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    1. Ohh THANK YOU for that tip! Def need to pick some up for the future :) And hahahaha @ Bride Wars - I hope you are feeling better now!

      <3, Charlotte

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  10. Feel better and cozy up with some good tv/movies!!! I HATE being sick (who doesn't) and I am always such a baby when I am ha!

    Feel better!

    Cute blog, too :)

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    1. Thank you so much!! Wouldn't have survived this thing without TV/movies :) Yes, I was definitely a baby during this cold too, haha!

      <3, Charlotte

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  11. Great post ;)

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