Ways to Relax When You're Sick

I posted earlier today that I was sick and had to spend the day relaxing so I can get better. I decided that today would be a good day to write about how to relax when you're sick and sort of want to curl into a ball and disappear.

Being sick is no fun. You're too tired to do anything but, if you're like me, you feel like you ought to be up and doing something. But right now it's more important than ever to give your mind and body a rest so your immune system can do its job and make you better.


😷Read a Book: Sometimes one of the best ways to spend a day when you can't do much is to curl up beneath your blankets with a good book. It's low impact and allows you an opportunity to escape the reality of being miserable. Tonight while I'm sick, I'm reading Erin Morgenstern's "The Night Circus."

😷Watch TV/Movies: If you just want to mentally shut down for a time, then I suggest watching a movie or television show you enjoy. I usually like something slower, like a sitcom, when I'm sick.

😷Play a Video Game: As mentioned, most of my day was spent playing Okage: Shadow King. Playing games can be fun and engaging without requiring a lot of effort. That being said, this only works if you're not too mentally exhausted.

😷 Sleep: Depending on how sick you are, sleep can be the single best thing you can do for yourself. With everything at rest, the parts of your body that work together to make you well again have a chance to do their thing.

😷Curl Up in a Blanket: My personal favorite, because the only thing I love as much as books and my husband are my blankets. Get as many of your favorite blankets together as you can stand (without overheating!) and wrap up in them. Create a cacoon. A nest, if you will. Hibernate there until you feel better.