Sick? Ick! Germs, germs, everywhere. Whether you've got the flu or some
other nasty bug, we know you'd much rather be out-and-about than stuck
at home. And even though your homework pile is growing, we've got some
different ideas for how to distract yourself from those sick feelings.
Get well soon!
Set up camp
thing's first. Figure out where your sick-space will be. Claim
territory on the living room couch or stay in your bed. Make sure you
have everything you need to minimize the number of times you have to get
up. Fortify your camp with tissues, a small trashcan, reading
material, a beverage to keep you hydrated, a phone, a laptop if you have
one, and any TV remote controls you might use. Change into pajamas or
some clean, comfy clothes.
Cinema for the sick
is the perfect opportunity to watch a movie you've never seen before,
but that you've always wanted to see. Brush up on old classics like The Music Man musical or Breakfast at Tiffany's. Hit up Netflix
insta-queue to see what you can find or ask Mom to drop by your local
library to pick up a DVD.
a book for fun, aka enjoy "pleasure reading." Indulge in fast-paced
stories that will remove you from your sick space and place you in a
world of adventure. Suspect you have more than a 24-hour bug? Get
hooked on a trilogy or a book with sequels.
Sip sip sip the sick away
important to stay hydrated, so keep the liquids flowin'. Change things
up with Gatorade or light colored sodas instead of water (water's good
too, though!). Plastic cups with lids or water bottles can help to
reduce spillage in your cozy camp.
TV marathon that is. Choose a show and watch a whole season. Or,
catch up with lots of episodes of different shows from the last few
weeks (hey there, Hulu). Fingers crossed there's something good on TV!
your eyes need a break but you're unable to sleep, pop in your earbuds
and listen to some música. Let old faves or new tunes distract you
enough to achieve some moments of peace. Try listening to an album all
the way through. Ask your fam for new music suggestions.
a letter to a grandparent or a friend who lives far away. They'll love
getting snail mail, even if it begins with "I'm imprisoned in my room
by the evil spirit Influenza..."
a relaxing bath or shower and brush your teeth. Even though you aren't
feeling healthy, at least you can feel clean and fresh. Try braiding
your wet hair in a new way. Maybe today is the day you'll master the
pigtail French braid.
Read the best mag ever
the best mag ever, you ask? GL, of course (are we biased? Nah.)!
Grab your latest copy and flip through to find your fave pics and
Snooze the day away
your bod wants to nap, then let it get as many zzz's as it wants. When
you're sleeping, your bod is working hard to fight off the bad bugs.
Wishing you sweet, healthy dreams!
BY KARIN ELWOOD ON 1/16/2013 1:00:00 PM
POSTED IN cold busters, fun stuff, health, boredom buster