I remember last week, I was yelling at one of my friends about taking care of themselves. They claimed they were too busy to actually take care of themselves. Too much to do, think about, all that. Then being sick became some annoying thing that should just go away.
Talking to them made me realize that I’ve been doing the damn same. My health has been slowly deteriorating and I have not stopped once to take care of myself. I mentioned once before that I have issues with my cramps and eating meat makes them worse. On top of that, my asthma has been shitty all year and I honestly have not taken care of it as I should. Last week, my asthma acted up and with that, I notice that I was also getting a cold.
Of course, after dishing out my own advice to my friend and telling him all the things he should do to take care of himself, I still didn’t do anything to help myself.
So, I thought I should compile a little list. It’s that time of the year where we are not only fucking ecstatic that it’s the end of the year and the holiday season is coming up! I know I am, I am Queen of Christmas.
I digress, okay, the list is, make sure you have soup! I’ve been finding ways to pick up soup every now and then and when I get paid again, I wanna buy some ingredients. I’d love a nice bowl of soup.
I’ve been drinking tea every day for every meal. Today, I made some ginger tea which is awesome of you and delicious.
Sleeping is also great when you’re feeling sick because it gives your body the time to rebuild itself. I’d love if I were able to sleep in a warm environment instead of a cold and dry one but… having roommates such sometimes.
Now, the health things that I should do but have not is taken my vitamins, actually sleeping and allowing myself time to get back on my feet.
When it comes to this, I am hella salty because I’d love to be able to take care of myself but I feel like I don’t have any time. The days that I am not in school, I’m working and in between that, I am squeezing in eating, sleeping, leisure time and homework.
Vitamins are awesome for ourselves simply because it helps build some strength within your body. I feel that when you feel like you’re too busy to care your yourself like I am. You can always squeeze in some health time. That soup, tea, and vitamins can help, as well as putting in some sleep time.
I am a huge lover of chicken soup but since I am no longer eating meat (except for Thanksgiving and Christmas because I love those holidays) I decided to expose y’all to some yummy vegetarian soups!
Creamy Vegan Corn and Red Pepper Blender Soup
Creamy Tomato Soup
Roasted Carrot and Red Pepper Peanut Soup