[Grime/Glitter] Spreading Their Sickness

“I’m sick! This is the worst time to get sick!” A buyer said this to a seller as I was looking through a bin of action figures. While there’s something to be said for staying the course and pushing through minor adversities, once you forget your sickness responsibilities of taking care of yourself and not exposing others to your contagions, that’s when it’s selfish. Though isn’t blaming others when you get minor illnesses playing the victim card?

Just a little.

For context, I went to a videogame convention yesterday and wanted to write a review today covering the event. Felt fine yesterday and even prepped the haul photo. Woke up to a headache and felt sick and tired for a while.

It probably wasn’t the event, and I’m feeling better now, so I wanted to give some general preventative maintenance advice with what’s helped me in the past curb the minor stressors that you could perceive as “feeling sick.”

Please note:
This practical advice is based on my experience and research and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult with a doctor, and not some Dr. Mindbender, for medical resolutions for your ailments.

Water
At least two liters of water per day could effectively rinse the body clean of anything minor. I forget this myself. I was dehydrated yesterday and today because I’m feeling better after just a few gulps of water.

Juice
If you’re not feeling well enough to drink even a little water, juice can be helpful to get the rehydration process started. The sugar content can help normalize low blood sugar levels.

Caffeine
Soda along with other sugary beverages are probably the worst thing you can consume regularly and should be a treat and not a daily occurrence. Coffee isn’t much better.

Nutrition
Taking a daily multivitamin, similar to the one the Dr. Mindbender with the jester’s hat above is holding, can help even out the missing nutrients from a poor diet. “Maybe he is a doctor…” “Nope!”

Hygiene
A minor mistake yesterday was not washing my hands and face with soap and water after looking through bins of action figures and videogames. Maybe wear gloves? Also, phone screens get dirty quickly.

Stress
Light stress on the body like walking around a convention is how you get out there to experience life. Moderate stress is occasionally good. Severe stress can hurt short or long term.

Rest
Too much excitement for too long is like a deceptively light aerobic workout. You’ll get worn out because of time rather than physical exertion. Dodging off for a breather works wonders.

So…
What happens if you’re in a situation where you’re still feeling sick after trying this advice and you’ve gotta do something? Either going to work or attending an event you’ve been anticipating?

Don’t overdo it. Take care of yourself. Wash your invisibly grimy hands. Access your fatigue levels like you had a low health meter like in a videogame. Drink more water.

Remember your sickness responsibilities!

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