Yesterday I woke up with a cold... DRAG. I was supposed to go shopping and have lunch with my mom, so I did, but walking around in wedges was horrible and I ended up being in a horrible mood because of all the sniffling I did sans tissues. Kudos to my mom for putting up with me and for always suggesting things to me to help when I'm sick. This is my routine for when I have a cold:
Peppermint essential oil. Dabbed on and behind the earlobes and on the back of the neck. This is an excellent natural antibiotic. Although it's annoyingly cold sometimes when all I want to do is be warm, it speeds up the process of health without any drugstore pills or syrups.
Howl's Moving Castle. When I'm sick I usually take off my contacts and put my glasses on, so any kind of prolonged exposure to a screen gives me a headache, so I'll usually only watch one movie (usually around the time I wake up), rest for a while, and then watch another one around afternoon/late afternoon time. Howl's Moving Castle is such a fantastical story, written and animated with grace and sophistication, that it always makes me feel wistful (not to mention wanting to eat all the food they're eating. What is it about animated food that is so mouth-watering?).
The Horse and His Boy. C.S. Lewis. In between movies I might read a book. This is the fastest read for me (done in 2-4 hours) and the most inspiring to get up and do something. Fantasy, adventure, delectable cuisine, and danger all rolled into one, it always gives me an appetite when I'm done, for food as well as life.
You've Got Mail. Cheesy, I know, but I watch this movie every year around Christmas, usually when I'm sick, or just when I want to watch something sentimental and light. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks together are the epitome of fairy tale relationships.
Usually my colds last about 1-3 days, and school just started, so hopefully I'll be back to work tomorrow sans sniffles.