It's that time of year again...cold season, yuck. My goal every fall/winter is to not catch a cold but the worst ones always seem to find me at the most inconvenient times. In fact, I'm pretty sure I'll have a cold right around finals! It's almost like my secret good luck charm haha. One of the many things that sucks about being an adult is that you don't always get to take days off from school or work because you're sick so you gotta find some quick ways to feel better fast. Here's some of my tips that work like a charm and help you to feel better in no time so you can go back to working on that group project that you hate so much (or is that just me?)
1.) Drink Some Tea
I personally hate hot drinks (way too dangerous for me when I'm so clumsy) but I'll admit they have a soothing effect when you're sick. I especially love some good old tea that's much easier to make than coffee. Just put a teabag in some hot water and go. As for energy, I've noticed peppermint tea works just as well as coffee and makes me feel alert and focused without the jittery feeling.
2.) Put On Some Lipstick & Pull Yourself Together
We all look and feel like...well not like our usual selves when we're sick so doing little things like putting on some lipstick makes me feel put-together and shows people that hey, just because I'm sick doesn't mean I'm not fabulous. Or maybe I just want to not look like death when I'm sitting next to the hot guy in class. Either one works.
3.) Ponchos. Enough said.
If you don't already own a poncho, get off the computer and buy yourself one right now. I linked a couple of my favorites at the end of this post! Seriously, it's like walking around in a blanket all day and still being socially acceptable. GO GET ONE.
4.) Do Something Relaxing
Make sure to dedicate an hour or two to yourself when you're sick. I find that stress makes colds even worse and they seem to last longer. I love to relax by taking a bubble bath, writing for the blog, or painting my nails with fun colors to brighten up my mood.
We all know that there's no cure for the common cold, but there's no reason why you should be suffering. If you want to shorten your cold and get some quick relief so you can go on with your day, I recommend: Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu QuickMelts®. It's an over the counter medicine that contains active ingredients that helps relieve symptoms such as cough, congestion, and my least favorite - sore throat, ugh. The best part is that the QuickMelts® dissolves quickly into your mouth (for all you science majors, it releases zinc ions so it can shorten the cold!) without needing water so you can easily take it whenever you want whether it's in class or at work.
Hope this post helps you lovelies feel better the next time that you're sick!
(This post is sponsored by Cold-EEZE® and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own.)
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