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by Roza Rasekhi (subscribe)
Roza Rasekhi is a freelance writer living in Brisbane who loves to discover unique activities and share them with others. She also maintains a blog at www.notsurehowifeelaboutthat.wordpress.com.
Published October 1st 2012
No more miserable sick days
Recently I got sick. Really sick. I won't expand on the gory details, but you should just know that the next day the floors got bleached! However once the initial nastiness of it wore off I was left with just feeling tired andówell sick. But never one to indulge in self pity about all the productive things I wasn't getting to do, I focused on the perks of being sick and compiled my list of 'Top 5 perks of being sick!'

1. Indulge in some guilt-free naps.
There are few things in this world more relaxing than falling sleep under the hot dry sun while listening to my favourite relaxing music; I recommend this to feature on everyone's sick day playlist.

2. Watch reruns of your favourite show.
It's guaranteed to make you happy. You already know you love it, and research has found that it increases your will power and self control, and gives you energy to do the things you haven't been able to do...sounds perfect to me! Learn more about it here.
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3. Catch up on your reading list.
Have a book or two you've been meaning to readówell since your not going anywhere and are spending your day in bed it's the perfect time to read it.
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4. Get your family to do all the things you would normally do around the house.
In fact, they wouldn't even want you to do it. I offered to cook but they said, 'no'. There was no point in insisting ,so instead I asked them to make a cup of tea for me. My throat was just killing me!

5. Sit on the porch, wrap a blanket around yourself, take a sip of your cup of tea, and daydream away.

Daydreaming is good for you too as it opens up the creative section of the mind and allows you to come up with creative ideas later when you are back to work. So, there is no need to feel guilty. To find out more about the research click here.
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Nice article Roza. It is good to have someone to remind us to see the silver lining. To also just accept and be, whether it is day dreaming in the winter/spring sun or letting someone else take care of us for a bit. Also sometimes our body gets sick because we have been doing too much and it is needful to just stop for a while.
Thanks
Kathy
by KAM57 (score: 1|68) 1969 days ago
I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I agree, sometimes we just have to let other people take care of us. Thanks for reading!
Roza
by Roza Rasekhi (score: 0|2) 1968 days ago
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