Surviving a Sick Day

Hello, I just wanted to take a quick moment and apologize for the lack of posts over the past couple of weeks.  Thank you all for your patience as I figure out how to incorporate my blog in my life more and more.  I hope to only bring the best content for my readers and I hope you all have an amazing day!

Xoxo, Elizabeth Ashley.


We’ve all woken up like this at one point.  The story behind my morning begins with a terrible night.  After sleeping off the stress, I wake up to find myself sick with some form of a cold/flu.  From that point on it was one of those, one thing after another weekends.  So, this photo describes it all!  But, how do we survive a sick day when all we want to do is lay in bed and tell the world to, you know, fuck off?


Well, start by getting the hell out of bed!  The best outfit to wear when you’re sick is what you’d wear if you were to go take a yoga class.  It makes you feel like you’re about to be productive, but really you’re not going to be doing anything remotely productive.  For me, what I wear benefits my mood in some way.  If I were to have stayed in my pj’s all day, I would have felt even worse.  Sometimes you just need to put on some tight yoga pants that make your ass look good, and enjoy the day.


The one thing that saves me when I am sick is none other than, hot tea!  I put so much honey and sugar in my tea, it makes my soul sweeter.  Also, you’re sick, who cares what your nail polish looks like?  Take the day to sip some tea, not give a damn about make-up or how presentable you look.  Your ass looks good in those yoga pants, what more could a girl need on a sick day?!  Be gentle to yourself, let the world pause while you heal.


Being sick is even better when you happen to get your roommate sick, too!  Now you have someone to do puzzles with!  Enjoy time spent with people who care, let them cook for you, let them comfort you.  I was pleasantly surprised when my roommate decided she’d spend time with me, she knows that makes my heart happy.  I was all prepared to be shut off, to step up and take care of myself, then she made my day!  Always take care of yourself, but if you find yourself in the position of having to let others care for you, let them.  All they want to do is love you!


Now, I know when you’re sick you have no appetite.  I know this because I lost 10lbs while I had a cold.  Don’t let yourself starve!  Now, homemade chicken and dumplings would have probably instantly cured anything wrong with me.  However, when you’re sick you don’t have the energy to make homemade anything!  Canned chicken and dumplings was surprisingly still delicious.  The only soup I will admit to loving is this, thanks to my year spent in the south.  Eat your comfort food, enjoy the warm soup, love the hot tea.  Take a day to step back and take care of yourself.  Be kind to you, you need the love.