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Getting Over Colds and Coughs

Updated on December 10, 2015

The experience of being sick is really depressing because you begin to realize how little control of your body you actually have. After being exposed to a few germs and bacteria you are rendered useless. It's hard to get anything done and even harder to find a reason to get out of bed. Sometimes you slip into a place that I'd like to call the in between. Your mind might be productive and you want to get up and do something with your day, but your body keeps you pinned to the bed wrapped up with comforters to the neck. Here are a few things you can do to get your body and mind in sync.

Hydrate Yourself

On average, the body is made up of about 65% water, so filling it with liquid is necessary for the healing process. Getting hydrated is the remedy for everything. Broken leg? Just get a bit hydrated. Have you fallen down and cannot get up? Hydration is key. In all honest, having water in your system or a healthy beverage choice is such a beneficial factor in getting over that cough. Water is necessary for the body and all it's cell to function at it's optimal level. The vitamins will help your body with a boost to get you back into tip top shape. If I wake up and feel the slightest tickle in my throat, I either make a tea or a smoothie so I know that I am doing everything possible to avoid the sadness of having to stay inside because I can not leave my bed.

Sleep Your Nights Away

Take the time to let your body heal itself, by doing the least amount of movement possible. There are only two ways to do that which is meditation of course, or just sleep until your eyes ping open and you never need to sleep again. Perhaps, just have a proper night of rest. Keeping yourself up will only make yourself worse. Get away from your T.V., your phone, your laptop, or whatever you use to distract yourself. Grab a book and let it lull you to sleep, and let yourself sleep deep. In the morning, you will thank yourself and so will your body. If you need to get out for a moment because staying in bed is just too innate for you, go for a relaxing walk and take in the sun. Hopefully, that's comparative to a meditational state. If you can take your weekend to just stay to yourself and pull yourself together, then do so, but nights will work in a pinch.

Clean Up

Something about having a spotless house does something to your body. Dusting and shining will make you feel great. The productivity will get your body back into shape. After a while of being sick you tend to neglect your surrounding. The tissues start to pile up, the plates start to overflow in the sink, and there are no clothes to wash because you haven't gotten up and changed your clothes in days. The key notion behind cleaning up is that you want your environment to reflect how you want to feel. If you want to feel like a healthy piece of art, then get your house in order, and change those sheets. The difference will stretch longer than you even know.

Pamper Yourself

This idea is one of the best ones, because who doesn't want to feel a thousand times better by taking some time to dedicate to relaxing and destressing. Run a bath and soak your body in the lukewarm water and you can even add a bath bomb so that the scent can fill your entire being. You know what they say, there's no therapy like aroma therapy. Take care of your skin by using a cleanser, exfoliate with a scrub, and get your face mask out. It's easy to fall into the pit of being sick, and you tend to feel even worse because you haven't given the love and care your body needs. Remember that you are a princess, or a prince and should treat yourself as such.

Give yourself the time it takes to become the best version yourself there is. Time heals all wounds and sicknesses.

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