Being Sick At College: Getting Through It & Getting Sh*t Done

It’s beginning to be that time of year again, and no, I’m not talking about cold weather. It’s that time of the year again when germs get spread and people get sick. Being sick while at college is one of the worst things ever, second to being sick and stressed while at away at college. Thankfully, I no longer live in the dorms on campus (which I might add made being sick 10x worse) so I have my own space to linger in my own germs and not shower for a couple days. Alright, maybe I lied, I’ve still been showering but you get the point I was trying to make. I get sick pretty easily and have gotten mighty good at still getting sh*t done while sick (with lots of complaining), so today we’re going to discuss being sick, remedies, and still getting sh*t done.

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Take Medicine | Whether you like to take over the counter medicine or are a herbal tea lady, take some sort of medicine to help you get back on your feet quickly. I personally strive off of extra vitamins, lots of water, and a good nights sleep!

Hydrate | Drink lots of water, a glass of juice here and there, and some Pedialyte! Pedialyte is my go-to when I’m sick because it helps re-hydrate you and make sure you have all the necessary vitamins in your system to fight your illness even when you’re not feeling well enough to eat!

Don’t Procrastinate | Get your stuff done during the day even though it might be a little difficult to get in the mood to do it. It’ll eliminate the stress and allow for extra rest.

Make Yourself Shower | Getting out of bed, showering, and being a little more active makes me feel way better than I do when I lay in bed all day, no matter how tired and sick I feel. It makes me feel like a normal person (and allows me to snapchat while laying in bed all day).

Cute Pajamas | When you’re sick and lounging around, why not pull on a cute pair of pajamas to cheer yourself up? I usually pick out my cute penguin pajama shorts (the girls have hair bows and the boys have bow ties!) and a comfy long sleeve t-shirt!
Whether you handle being sick the same way as I or not, don’t forget not to push yourself too much. Your professors will understand if you take a day or two off from classes to rest up!

How do you survive being sick at college?
Xo, Rach
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  1. October 22, 2015 / 9:43 AM

    I've already graduated, but I think these are great tips whether you're in college or not. Being sick is the worst!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

  2. October 22, 2015 / 1:18 PM

    These are great tips! I always used to bring tea to class. One time I took a bunch of tea bags to a frat party and kept making tea in their kitchen all night lol!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  3. October 22, 2015 / 1:49 PM

    Great tips! One thing that I really try and do is to break up my work into several smaller more manageable sections so I have some time to rest in between. Otherwise my brain is just like, I'm done!

  4. October 22, 2015 / 2:55 PM

    Good tips 🙂 Try taking vitamin C too! You can get it at almost any drug store for pretty cheap. I always load up on it when I feel myself start to get sick, and normally it helps me fight it off

  5. October 22, 2015 / 9:12 PM

    These are great tips! Sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves when we are living on our own, but this post was awesome 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  6. October 22, 2015 / 10:40 PM

    All great tips!
    I was so used to my mom taking care of me that when I got sick in college and got sick, it was rough.

    xoxo, Jenny || <a href=

  7. October 23, 2015 / 2:37 PM

    I love this! I live at home and go to school, but I work with the public as a part time cashier, and I'm always worried about getting sick every flu season. Taking extra vitamins is my favorite remedy, as well as getting extra sleep and drinking extra amounts of water. I also hand sanitize almost too much. Being sick in college is the worst!


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