5 Things To Do When You’re Ill in Bed

illinbed illinbed2I’ve been feeling a little rough over the last few days – probably to do with all the end of term festivities and definitely to do with being absolute shattered from another year at uni.

Because of my slowly engulfing illness (the sore throat, dry cough type) I’ve been thinking of a few things to do that don’t involve leaving the comfort of my duvet: minimum effort, maximum relaxation and enjoyment.

1 | The Classic: A Good Book 

So this one is a bit of a no-brainer (eugh, does anyone else hate those adverts?) but there we are – get out a good book. When I’m feeling a bit rubbish I love to read rubbish: think reality tv autobiographies and real-life magazines. There’s nothing better than sitting down with a good bit of nothing and a cup of tea and getting lost in the sordid details of someone else’s life.

With summer coming my list of books to read is getting a bit long so expect a post soon all about my summer reading list! Up next is Amy Poehler’s ‘Yes Please’ and I’m really goddamn excited.

2 | The Colouring Bandwagon

Everyone seems to love colouring at the moment. Everyone including myself. I just gosh-darn love it. The calming repetitiveness, the soothing brush of the pencil on paper, the amazing finished product that you have worked hard on – no matter how average your ability to stay within the lines. Colouring is absolutely my jam and should be yours too.

3 | Pamper yo’self

One of my absolute favourite things to do in bed is paint my nails. There really is just something to soothing about removing the old, chipped orange and replacing it with a silky smooth coat of pastel-pink. Obviously your little bed time pamper session doesn’t stop at your nails. Moisturise, fake tan, whatever you want! Even bring your mirror and makeup bag into bed and have a play! Just enjoy yourself. You deserve it.

4 | Netflix, Netflix, Netflix. 

Do I even need to explain this one?

5 | Just Sleep… 

Last but not least, get some rest. The most important thing to do when ill is just to get better and focus on you. Don’t push yourself to do anything other than recover and relax. You don’t need to stress yourself with reading, colouring or choosing a nail colour if you really can’t. Make getting better your number one priority.



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