Nobody likes being sick, obviously. But in the winter season a lot of people do get the flu and/or a cold. I just recovered from the cold. And yes, I say recovered because I felt horrible, even though it was just a cold. You can’t do much when you’re sick, but here’s a list of things that might help you through the rough couple of days.

The list

1. Rest as much as possible.

2. Accept that you’re sick.

It might be hard to call in sick to work or school, or do nothing in the house while being at home the whole day, but for a quicker recovery, it’s important that you focus on getting better.

3. Set up a fort.

Whether it’s on the couch or in your bed, make sure you’re all set up and don’t have to leave. Blankets, pillows, drinks, maybe some food if you’re up for it, the remote for the TV, tissues et cetera.

4. Ask for help.

Especially for making sure you have everything in your fort.

5. Drink lots of fluids.

It’s important to keep hydrated, even if you’re throwing everything out.

6. Try to eat.

Light stuff is good, like bananas, rice, applesauce or toast.

7. Binge-watch your favorite series.

Hey, you have an excuse now, so use it.

Also read: 14 series to binge watch

8. Keep a bucket next to your bed.

You never know if or when you might need it.

9. Take a bath.

The steam works wonders if you have a cold, the warmth works wonders if your stomach aches.

10. Take aspirin.

I usually try to steer clear, but aspirin makes coping with sickness a little better.

11. Take all the time you need to get better.

It might not be a one-day thing.

12. Try to slowly do more each day.

Getting dressed or taking a shower makes you feel a whole lot better already.

13. If getting better is taking too long, call the doctor.

14. Call your mom.

Because let’s be honest, no matter how old you are you want your mommy.

What’s your ultimate tip to get through sickness?