I have had the flu for the last 7 days, but luckily I have a few tricks up my sleeve which always make me feel better so I thought I would share my routine with you and give you some tips on what to do. We all have our own ways of making ourselves feel better so I really hope if you don’t make the time to look after yourself when you’re ill, you do after reading this!
First of all I clean the house from top to bottom. I know this might be the last thing you feel like doing when you’re ill, but if you get it out of the way you can really relax knowing everything is tidy and neat and nothing will get in your way and irritate you. Feel free to skip this part if you want.
Next, take some paracetamol/flu tablets. These will help speed up your recovery and ease your symptoms.
Now go into your bathroom and run a very hot bath, using your absolutely favourite bath product. I decided to go for a bath creamer by Bomb Cosmetics since I had a full box of them.
This instantly lifted my mood because the bathroom smelt magical and the bath creamer turned the water an adorable shade of pastel blue..
Look at how creamy it is! I loved how it felt so good against my skin.
Now light your favourite candle to fragrance the room and add a relaxing feel. My favourite at the moment is the Berry Burst one by Bomb Cosmetics ( I can’t help it, I actually have fallen in love with this brand! )
Following this go and grab a book and your favourite hair and body goodies and place them near the bath. Apply a face mask of your choice and step into your hot bath!
Relax for a few minutes, wet your hair and rinse your body. Apply your favourite conditioner/masque/treat to your hair and massage into your scalp. This will help cleanse your hair and also stimulates hair follicles to stop hair loss and help hair to grow. Grab your book, sit back and unwind until you can be bothered to get out. Feel free to keep topping up with hot water..
My bath goodies of choice were:
V05 Smooth collection Shampoo and conditioner – These are so affordable and leave my hair feeling protected and they smell sweet.
Dove Nourishing Oil Care hair treatment – If you have dry hair that really needs a treat then you NEED this in your life.
Botanics Shine Away Clay Mask – Perfect if your skin is oily
Soap and Glory Flake Away – One of my all time favourite products. This scrub exfoliates my body so well and leaves a lovely glow and a very smooth feel.
My book of choice was:
The Good, The Bad and the Dumped – Jenny Colgan – This book is about a silly woman who does silly things when she has a great partner. Would I recommend it? Not really, it’s OK if you’re wanting a light read.
Usually after a bath I will jump into the shower for a quick rinse.
Towel yourself dry. Apply deodorant and a top quality moisturiser to keep that skin feeling soft and delicate. I find that moisturisers which have a spray feature come in really handy when you don’t have the energy to slather body lotion all over yourself. My favourite would probably be Soap and Glory Mist You Madly.
Put on your comfiest underwear, and then dress yourself in the fluffiest pair pyjamas you own.
Run downstairs with your duvet ( or stay in your bedroom if you have a TV in there ) wrap yourself up on the sofa with a hot chocolate or a cup of coffee/tea and put on your favourite movie. I went for the Disney movie I love the most, Mulan.
Now for the rest of the day don’t lift a finger. Hopefully you have somebody in your life who will look after you and give you lots of sympathy and hugs ( thank you Dobby and Mr Beauty Adoration.. )
This always makes me feel better. If you haven’t tried this and you’re not well I order you to go and look after yourself right this second! One suggestion though, if you have a puppy anything like mine make sure you put him in his bed otherwise he will lick all of your bathwater and stare at you the whole time.
Does anybody else have a similar routine? How do you make yourself feel better?