Sick Day

12 Oct

It seems like every year I get sick right before midterms. It just happens. No avoiding it.

However, 3 years into my college education, I’ve picked up a few tips along the way to make those inevitable “sick days” turn into “sick day” (as much as humanly possible).

Sick? Read on.

1. Catch it early. It never hurts to be prepared, especially when it comes to your health. When you feel a little tickle in your throat, think about running to the store to pick up the “sick essentials.” The last thing you want to do is wait until the cold/flu sets in hard core, and you are stuck walking to the store feeling like death. Believe me, NOT FUN! (Life is just a bit harder without a car!) #collegeproblems

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2. Emergen-C is your new BFF. Seriously. Whenever I feel a cold coming on, I make sure to take at least one of these packets EVERY-SINGLE-DAY. It pumps you full of vitamins and minerals and can get to work building your immune system (‘Cause let’s be honest, as a college student there are far more important things to worry about than being sick).

3. DayQuil is a life-saver. Especially when you have 8am classes. Why is it that you always feel worse in the morning when you have a cold? The last thing you want to do is drag your butt out of bed to sit in class. DayQuil can make that happen.

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4. If you think the cold might turn into something worse, tell your professors right away. If you go to a small school, consider talking to them after class. If you go to a bigger school, an email might be better 🙂 Staying in good graces with your profs will come in handy if you do have to skip class/reschedule a midterm thanks to your ill-timed cold/flu.

5. Dress warmly! The last thing you want to do is have a cold,,,and be cold. That cute new dress can wait for another day. My advice? Stick with yoga pants and a warm sweatshirt.

Stay healthy!

–The Twins

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