Recently, I have been really sick with the usual cold that everyone gets. Sadly it has been over the last month, and it had a huge impact on my health and how I spent my last few weeks of summer. I am always sick at least 5x during the year and as soon as someone at work gets sick, I know I will have it within the week. It’s not like I don’t take care of myself, I am always exercising, taking vitamins, and eating healthy, I just have a horrible immune system. If anyone has an amazing nutritionist, please let me know because I have tried everything! These photos are from the little get-away to Campbell River last weekend and it was exactly what I needed to unwind!
Today on HOC, I am talking about how I get through these rough periods and how to get back up and running. Here are five things that really help me:
1.] Accept It
This is the hardest part. Feeling sluggish and not being able to complete daily tasks to my full potential is the worst, let alone having to call in sick. When your sick, thats your bodies way of saying its time to take a break. Allow yourself to rest and reset –it will take a lot less time to heal if you take a couple of days off to relax and reset [and don’t feel guilty, we all need it!]
There is nothing better than going for a run, getting that heart beat up, and feeling those endorphins kick in. It is the BEST feeling and it keeps me motivated for a long time after my workout to get other things done throughout the day.
Turn off your phone! This is a big one for us bloggers. It is such a habit to scroll through our phones all day long without even realizing how much time it takes up. Trust me, as soon as your phones off you will feel like a piece of you is missing, but roll with it… It’s only for a couple of hours and it will refresh your mind not being on social media for a little while.
4.] Have a ME day
Be selfish once in a while. Go for a massage [for those of you with medical coverage] WHY NOT!? Get your nails done, read a book, watch episode after episode of your fav tv show, get out for a long walk. Do whatever it is that makes you feel good. Life is too short not to do the things you love!
5.] Friends and Family
Spend time with the people that make your life more positive. I don’t know about you guys, but a girls night out is all I need to help me get out of a funk. It’s the people you surround yourself with that make all the difference. For me, I know when I go out I won’t be able to feel my abs the next day from all the laughing I do with my friends; thats how I like to spend my free time. I refuse to be around people that bring me down, or cause drama for no reason. If, for some reason, I end up being around people like that, I cut them out quickly because it has a big impact on me and I know its unhealthy.