Don’t Let Your Cold Get the Best of You
As we come down from the holiday high, we often distress into a sniffling mess.
Many of us hit the ground running. Because we are determined to accomplish new goals in January. This go-go-go energy often runs us into the ground making us more inclined to get a cold or flu.
The trick is to not let the cold get the best of you and enjoying the time off from work and play will help you feel better faster.
Read Your Favorite Book
Reading a good book will help you feel better because you can take your mind off of your cold. Curl up to your favorite read or pull out one you have always wanted to check out. Obviously reading a good book won’t cure your cold but it will help you feel better in the moment.
Cuddle Up with a Loved One
Your furry pal loves when you are sick because they get to spend more time with you. Curl up to your dog or cat and let their soft fur soothe your soul. Spending the day in your pajamas is one good thing about feeling bad. Curling up to a pet in your sweats will help you feel more connected and less alone.
Watch a Classic Movie
Pull out the black and white classics and you will feel yourself instantly lifting up. Watching a good movie won’t help your cold get better but it will certainly help your mode. Old classic movies are full of positive feel good feelings, watching it will help you feel warm all over.
Sometimes we get sick because we don’t get enough sleep. But sleeping while you are feeling down will help you feel better faster. Your body needs to reboot itself. And letting it rest will help you heal much faster.
Load Up on Hot Water
Drinking hot tea is helpful to a sore throat. It provides a soothing sensation to the raw throat. But adding a little lemon and honey to your hot water or tea will help your cold. The soothing honey provides natural symptom relief.
Whiten Your Teeth
Being stuck at home is one reason to do the things you have always wanted to do but don’t have time to do, like whitening your teeth. Ask your dentist for a good home remedy. When you are sick all you have is time, spending your time doing things to take care of yourself will help you feel better faster.
Shannon Kaiser is a health wellness writer for many online publications. For more health information please visit Todd L. Beck, DDS at Mt. Tabor Dental, a Portland Dentist.