February 9, 2013

Sickness and Snow Days


If you've been watching the news or just been scrolling your instagram feed, you'll know that the Northeast was slammed with Nemo, our first blizzard of the season.

I'm the type of person who loves the snow so the idea of a blizzard made me feel (ironically) warm inside. I do wish I was snowed in with my family at home with an endless amount of food stocked in the pantry, baking cookies, and my mom but I'm at school.

The snow got classes cancelled all day yesterday and the school was closed, which meant that our Bid day ceremony was cancelled. That was more stress and sadness than I've needed this week.

Nonetheless, I hibernated all day yesterday (after a long night of bidding with my sisters!) and I plan on doing the same thing today.

On another note, my body picked the perfect time to be sick. And I mean really sick, not just a cold or a cough but I'm pretty sure that I have a slight case of the flu. 

It's not fun and running a fever while at recruitment this week wasn't my ideal situation, I'm glad that I've had two full days to rest and recover. My body has been fighting me back with all the stress and running around I've been doing lately and I guess this it's payback.

So many people on campus have been getting sick and with all the snow, it's not helping anyone's immune system.

Here's what I've been doing to try to attempt to feel better:



1. Self Medication

The doctors at school aren't the best so I stoop to CVS and bought a pack of DayQuil and NyQuil. It's been semi working but nothing mind blowing. I need new medicine.

2. Lots of Liquids

This is probably something that everyone does when they're sick but I drink nothing but hot tea and lots of water. The tea really does help, either it's the illusion that it's helping me or it really is working some sort of magic.

3. Vicks Vapo Rub

I swear by this stuff! I always get terrible coughs that keep me up all night and this is the only thing that helps. No sort of medicine beats vapo rub; it's annoying in the fact that it's sticky and gets everywhere but the smell instantly cures my nose and chest.

4. Hot Showers

The steam from a hot shower really makes everything feel better. I've been showering more than usual the past few days because it just makes me feel so much better.

5. Relax, Relax, Relax

At the end of the day, nothing will help you more than rest and relaxation. I've been on the run too much and I need to relax my mind and my body. Lay down, read a magazine, watch a movie, or paint your nails. Do something that isn't stressful and requires very little brain power. 

If you're not sick while being snowed in, go outside and take advantage of the pretty landscapes; if you are sick, get better!!

(PS Sorry for not posting the past few days. Between recruitment and being sick, I had no time. Things will get back to normal soon, hopefully!)


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