January seems to be the one month where I can always consistently say that I WILL get a cold of some sort. Maybe it's the change in weather or coming off of the holidays - I'm really not quite sure. However, it's pretty much a guarantee at this point. This past week has been my 2016 version of the January cold and it has not been fun, let me tell you that. Here are my tried and true methods to imbue a bit of comfort into your day (or week) when you're feeling sick, tired or generally rundown.
1. A good cup of tea
Nothing beats a hot, steaming mug of tea with honey and lemon juice when you're feeling low. My current favorite tea company is Harney & Sons but any brand will do! I stick to green tea during the day and something herbal at night so that you don't mess up your sleeping schedule. The slightest bit of caffeine can make my tired body go in the opposite direction and not fall asleep. I'm jealous of all you people who can nap!
2. A good TV show (not movie)
I say TV show because movies are way too finite during a cold. You want to know you won't have to get up or think too much about what to put on next. This isn't time for that new, avant garde film or TV show. Pick something in your favorite genre (mine typically runs action/spy thriller to British period shows) that you've been meaning to watch and/or will distract your mind! My current TV favorites are Vikings and Downton Abbey but for this past week I have caught up on everything from Quantico to Mindy Project.
3. A good friend
Having someone come over and distract you from how miserable you feel is probably the thing that helps me the most. I wouldn't say this works for everyone but when you're midway through your cold, having someone to distract you with their stories or presence can really make a difference. Sometimes even just having someone sitting next to you can help pick up your spirit.
How do you guys deal with a nasty cold or feeling rundown? I'd love to hear your thoughts!