What Do You Do When You Are Sick?

Philippines
January 4, 2008 4:35am CST
When I am sick and have to stay in bed the whole time, I take out my sketch pad and colored pencils and start sketching once I get bored. That I way, it seems that iI feel better. I think drawing or painting is some way where you can not just express your thoughts, but it's also the outlet to where you can release negative energies.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
4 Jan 08
I still move, work and do something to make myself busy though I am staying at home. I do this everytime I am sick, because I feel like I would get more unwell if I just lay down and sleep even if I'm not sleepy. Watching tv, being here on the net are some of the outlets I do when feeling sick. Not to mention some of the household chores, like cooking food and sometimes setting up my room.
• Philippines
4 Jan 08
really? you are so tough! if i do it like that, my mom would scold me. in fact, she doesn't want me to sketch or even go online when sick.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
4 Jan 08
No, I still refrain of what I'm doing if ever I know I can't handle it anymore.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
4 Jan 08
If I'm so sick I have to stay in bed, pretty much I'm too sick to do much beyond sleep. I used to read, but soon I'd be asleep. I guess that started when I sprained my ankle so badly back in the early 1990's. I'd go flat & go to sleep - except when I wake up in the middle of the night - like right now!
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• Philippines
4 Jan 08
you mean you are sick right now? get well soon then! :)
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
4 Jan 08
no, just laying down flat didn't let me get back to sleep - tho I think I've got a sinus infection coming on. Over the holidays I get around people I don't normally see and I get over tired & that is, for me, a recipe for getting sick. Love, don't ever get old, its not for sissies. I was sitting waiting for my mom to get out of something yesterday & I heard one of the ladies saying that one of the helpers looked 40 - maybe 42. Now the helper is a very youthful looking lady, I'd've probably put her around my age, 50-something, but she is actually going to be 70 on her next birthday! Of course, compared to the lady I heard commenting on it, who's going to be 100, I guess 70 does look very young.
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• Philippines
4 Jan 08
Well I do what you do, just stay in bed, I sleep and listen to relaxing music or my ipod. :)
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• Philippines
4 Jan 08
well, music is really soothing... :)
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
5 Jan 08
oooh.. you're an artist eh, gourd?? ^__^ when i'm sick i usually just lie on bed while watching tv. ^__^ and if i'm not that sick i might sit in front of the computer and surf away. and sometimes i would just listen to my music collection until i fall asleep. ^__^
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• Philippines
5 Jan 08
i think i'm an artist, lol. ^^ well, listening to music does help you relax. especially when u listen to classical.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
5 Jan 08
yaaa!! orochimaru is here! ^__^;; i'm watching naruto shippuuden episode 40-41, where naruto and his team are finally face to face with orochimaru. ^__^ if i watch this while i was sick, i will probably get better with the suspense and excitement. LOL
• Philippines
4 Jan 08
When I am sick, I stay in bed most of the time but I walk around a bit to keep me from getting bored and feeling so sick. Sometimes I still watch TV but in my room. I also drink a lot of water to help flush toxins from my body.
• Philippines
5 Jan 08
yeah, i think that's what they call "water therapy", and it really helps a lot when you drink lots of water.
• India
4 Jan 08
I am a mother of great care towards my family. So I feel so sad when I am sick. I will pray to god to cure my sickness as early as possible. I will try to do some light duties as far as I can.
• Philippines
4 Jan 08
that's nice. i know being a mother is a great responsibility, and your kids are lucky to have a hardworking and tough mom like you. :)
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
12 Apr 08
If I am really sick to the extent of not being able to do much that I want, I guess I'll just prefer to stay on bed and follow medication, even if it irritates me. The more I follow the medication, the sooner that I could do the usual things that I like to do, as I remind myself out of frustration... If am just not feeling well, I guess I could still do what you implied like drawing or just watching some anime series that would take my mind off of the condition that I am having.