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The reason for my return is because I'm coming down with a cold. A knock-down, drag-out, make you its bitch, just kill me now cold. I know that may be a little extreme, but I rarely get sick. Stomach flu during recruitment? Missed it. Swine Flu? Never had it. I got chickenpox when I was little. I had one pox and it didn't itch. I typically don't get sick.
But here I am, week 3 of classes and I've come down with a cold. I am tired, can't concentrate and have some time on my hands, which makes me think "ahhh, yes, let's dive back in. "

Taking care of oneself is one of the most complicated parts of being an "adult". When I was little, if I was getting run down, my parents would substitute a nap instead of a play-date. But when I'm in charge of my schedule, I have total FOMO (fear of missing out) so I become completely and totally run-down. And thus I am sick. 
Two ways I like to take care of myself is sleep and drinking tea. I sleep. A lot. Because it is one of my primary ways of relaxing. But sleep really can help you avoid sickness and just recharge you.  There is nothing better than an afternoon nap or napping before going out at night. Or a lunchtime nap. Let me just admit it, I love naps.
The second way I take care of myself is I drink tea. Lots and lots of plain (nothing added) cups of Earl Grey tea. No, I'm not British, but I can agree with the beliefs that a good cup of tea can fix anything.

So while I go off to the health center to see if they have something stronger than DayQuil for me, how do y'all take care of yourself?


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