Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ways to keep busy when sick

When I get sick, my body has very predictable stages. It's been this way for as long as I can remember. It starts off with a scratchy through one morning when I wake up. I always think that immediately downing Emergen-C will help fight off anything more serious coming my way and without fail, I always don't have Emergen-C.

Because of consistent fail, the full-blown cold that follows usually lasts for two weeks (yes, TWO weeks) and I find ways to keep my mind off it. Such as, but not limited to...

Purposeless online shopping. This weekend I bought a slave bracelet (why? Because I saw Vanessa Hudgen's wore it. Obviously.), a bedazzled iPhone case meant for someone 10 years my junior, as well as various things from Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters that I'm ashamed to go into detail on because they found the perfect time to prey on me. I was weak.

Go outside and spread your illness. I was that person on the train who everyone looks at like they have the plague (sorry). Somehow Bath and Body Works convinced me to buy 6 lotions, sprays, and body washes! What is it about President's Day that makes people think sales are appropriate?

Clean. I thought to myself, "How can I make my life easier for when I finally get better? Clean the entire apartment!" Am I the only one who makes epic plans for after they recover from a cold? In a way, a cold is your body's way of telling you to chill the f*ck out and stop messing with it.

Work out. You'd be surprised how motivated you can get when you have a cold. I was trying to sweat out the cold (does that work?), and also tell myself that since my body was trying to get rid of germs, it certainly could get rid of a couple of those pesky calories. What, like it's hard?

Make your significant other feel like their sole purpose is to nurse you back to health. J was out of the country or on some school-related trip in New York (same difference) so every chance I got I reminded him that it was his responsibility to take care of me and he was failing as a boyfriend. Dramatic? Yes, considering I was shopping, cleaning and going out like nobody's business.

Read that book that's been sitting on your nightstand. This was part of me "bettering myself" so that once I felt better, I'd feel like I accomplished something.

I'm backwards. I get motivated to do more when I don't feel well and now that I'm 96% back to normal, I just want to lay on the couch and eat mini cupcakes.


  1. Or chill out, sleep, eat and watch movies :-)

  2. You and I are both backwards. I obsessively clean my apartment when I'm sick, to the point of being spotless. I have no idea why. Maybe it's a subconscious way of waging war against all of the germs...but they've already broken through the front lines and set up shop in our bodies. It's usually too little, too late.

    Feel better!


  3. Nice post, as usual!

  4. I hope you are better soon! I agree with you on so many of these, I am similar.

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    Have a great day!:)
    Shelby xoxo

  6. OMG I had so much fun reading this post, I can really fit into the purposeless on line shopping and spreding the illness category!

  7. Lovely post! Ioana

  8. Haaa! I love the "make your significant other feel like their sole purpose is to nurse you back to health" statement. That is sooooo me!!!

  9. Glad to hear that you feel better. Some times getting sick is a good way to rest as for me as I hardly get the time to.

  10. I am rarely sick, so when I am I make it a big dramatic scene. Last time I was sick, I went to Wal-Mart with my roommates and bought myself cough syrup, mucinex, a pillow pet, and vics vaporub. And an icee. Anyway.

    Glad you're feeling better, and I like the new layout!

  11. Are you me? I do the same thing especially the work out thing like I hate working out why does sick me make everything sound like a good idea? And I'm pathetic and make my friends feel sorry for me so they buy me soup lol


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