We all have those days where we don't feel our best. Not quite well enough to get on with our work day, but not quite sick enough to just sleep the day away. When these days to crop up there are a few things I like to do to make myself feel better and here are five of my favourites.
Ah Netflix, the hero for most of life's woes. If there is ever a time to binge watch your current tv show of choice it's on these days. I always like to go for something that I've watched before so that I don't have to concentrate too much. Some of my favourites to watch are: Prison Break, Parks & Recreation, Gossip Girl, The Office, Orange Is The New Black and Mad Men.
There is nothing better than giving yourself a little pamper to perk yourself up. Even just having a warm bath can make all the difference. When we're busy with day to day life it's easy to forgot to take joy in self-care as we have to do it so quickly so we can move onto other things. Gathering your favourite products and taking the time out to overindulge is the perfect way to feel better.
Something that reminds me of being a child is grabbing my duvet taking it downstairs and curling up with a good book. Sadly, none of us have the time to dedicate hours to our favourite reads. I'm currently flicking back through Eat Pretty to get some ideas for some meals. If you've not had a look through this book it contains a ton on information on ingredients that make you look good from the inside out. For a comfort read, I always reach for my beloved Harry Potter, as I've read it so many times I can go back to it at any point. It's always nice to get away from the pull of our screens and get lost in a book.
As tempting as it is to demolish a big bar of salted caramel Lindt chocolate having something warming and hearty is a more suitable option. Soup is the classic sick day cuisine and with good reason. Red Thai Curry is my all time favourite dish along and it's just as good in soup form. This is the recipe that I like as you can add and take away ingredients as you please.
Whilst it's nice to get up and bumble around doing things here and there. Getting rest is important. Whenever I get sick I feel totally guilty for not getting on with my work day and think I should soldier through and not let anything get in my way. I've done this so many times in the past that I've made myself worse and prolonged getting better. So the next time you don't feel well just take a few hours out to rest and recuperate and do whatever you can to make yourself feel better.
What do you like to do when you're not feeling your best?