How to Get Well Fast When Sick

You are stuck home with nothing to do, and you are now browsing the internet. Getting well fast is crucial to going back to work or school quickly to not miss too many days. Here is how to get better quickly.

Number 1: Get Plenty Of Rest

Rest is crucial to a good recovery from your illness. When you are resting or sleeping your body doesn’t have to work as much as if you are walking around. If you can’t sleep, lie down with a book or watch TV. Try to not use too much energy, and your body will start to concentrate on getting better.

Number 2: Eat Right

If you are really sick, your body may not feel like eating. Do it anyway. Even a couple bites will go a long way to helping your body get better. Eat a variety of food to feed your body the nutrients it needs to get well. Avoid fried food, sweets, and fatty foods. These are harder for the body to digest and may hinder your ability to get well.

Number 3: Drink Plenty of Liquids

Being sick, you may not drink much liquid until you realize you are dehydrated. Be sure to drink plenty of liquids (mostly water) to cleanse your system and help you get well. Do not replace water with coffee, soft drinks, or alcohol. These will dehydrate you instead of what you want, getting liquid into your body. Concentrate on drinking water and going to the bathroom frequently to clean your body on the inside.

Number 4: Take Medicine

If you are feeling really bad or have a prescription from the doctor, use it. Be sure to follow the directions exactly as stated and read all warnings. If it is over-the-counter medicine from the pharmacy, make sure it is the right type of medicine. Be sure to not skip a dose of medicine, don’t go over the limit, and only use the medicine for the amount of time that you are supposed to use it. (Example: The doctor says to use the medicine only for two weeks, you use it for three.)

Number 5: Be Hygenic

Take regular showers/baths. This will help to wash off any bacteria on your skin, keep you clean, and the steam from the hot water will help clear your nose/throat passages if they’re a little stuffy from your sickness. Also, be sure to wash your hands often. Germs that can make you sick hide on your hands. You want to avoid reinfecting yourself and exposing others to your sickness. Also, be sure to cover your coughs and sneezes to avoid infecting someone else with your illness.

How Do I Study for a Test?

Oh no, the test is coming up soon! How do I ace it to get my grades up? No one can ace the test without thoroughly studying and understanding the material the test is on. If you want to get an A+, you need to have prepared yourself thoroughly in advance, and have some “tricks” up your sleeve.

Step 1: Plan

  • You need to have a realistic goal. Consider your strength in the subject and how well you do on tests.
  • Plan your study time. Do you have a couple days, or worse a couple minutes? Spacing out your study time in blocks as opposed to cramming information into your brain makes you more likely to remember information on the test.
  • Know what material you are being tested on. There is nothing worse than studying the wrong material for the test. Be sure to know what the test is on, and if you don’t, Ask! It will save you a lot of trouble.

Step 2: Study!

  • Start studying in advance! You will have more time to study, and will breathe easier when the test comes.
  • Make a review sheet. List important facts on it that you might need to know for the test. Write questions and put the answers underneath to give yourself practice tests.
  • Study important things over and over again. Repetition is key! Repeating it over and over again in your brain or saying the information repeatedly will help you remember it for the test.
  • Study in a good place. Make sure your study place is quiet, and there are no distractions. You might want to go somewhere like the library, or if it is quiet enough, the park.
  • Don’t over study. Don’t try to remember the small, unimportant facts! Instead, try to remember the important facts or the main ideas of the information. For example, on one of my simple reading quizzes, one of the questions were “How many dogs did the trainer have?” Unfortunately I spent all my time studying the details of the interior of the animal shelter, and missed a simple question I could have got! So don’t follow my example, and instead try to study the important information.

Reader’s Tips

Pierre Savoie says, “Another hint from my student days: if you have formulas, a list, or something to remember, put it on a piece of paper, memorize it as thoroughly as possible just before being admitted into the test-hall. Before entering, THROW IT AWAY. Then when you enter the test hall and take your seat, write down this key formula or list somewhere on your test’s scrap-paper. It doesn’t violate any rules since you carried it in your head, not on a crib-sheet.”

Go Ace that Test!

There you go, those are my tips on how to study for a big test. Please remember that even if you spent a long time studying for the test, it is still possible to get something wrong on the test. So my last pieces of advice?

  • Don’t stress about the test the night before. Be sure to study well in advance.
  • Get a good night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast. You can’t let your body be tired or hungry the day of the test. It can distract you from the test and cause you to make silly careless errors.
  • Don’t think negatively! Always try to think positive.

5 Tips to Get Out of Bed

It is not as easy as it sounds for some people: Waking up can be a real challenge. It is different for everyone: Maybe overusing the “snooze” button a little too much, ignoring morning schedules, no response to other people trying to wake you up, and the list goes on. Here are my 5 tips to getting your body physically out of that bed when you are supposed to.

Tip 1: Be Optimistic

Be happy about waking up in the mornings! Ok, maybe there is not that much to be happy about (You are not alone). Either way, having the correct mindset is enough for some people to get out of bed. Even just smiling for no reason at all will improve your mood for another action packed day at home, school, or work.

Tip 2: Get Enough Sleep!

This one is a very easy thing to say, but very hard to do. Getting enough sleep goes hand in hand with going to bed earlier. Some people can function with less sleep than others, but 1 hour of sleep for a month won’t have good effects on your health and alertness in the morning. While going to sleep at 5 pm will have good effects, it is impractical. Try to pace yourself maybe 1 hour to 30 minutes earlier going to bed. You will feel the good results in the morning when you whip yourself out of bed like in the army.

Tip 3: Alarm Clock?

Ideally, you should be timing your sleep perfectly so that you wake up naturally at the right time. However this of course is not what usually happens. This is where an alarm clock comes in. There are many different types of alarm clocks, but I like the more natural ones, with a better wake up sound. Set the alarm to when you want to wake up, and you are good to go.

Tip 4: Cruise on the Snooze

On your alarm clock, do not use the snooze button. Disable it or just prevent yourself from using it. It won’t actually help you get extra sleep (What is 10 minutes going to do anyway) and only is trying to prevent the inevitable- Getting out of bed. When you do finally get out of bed, you are more likely to feel worse then if you just got out the first time the alarm rang.

Tip 5: Establish a Morning Schedule

Write down your ideal morning schedule- being sure to leave time extra for those unexpected things that happen. Slowly get yourself in tune with your schedule. Wake up five minutes earlier. Get out of bed five minutes after waking up. For many people, waking up and getting out of bed are not the same thing- often completely different things. Try to bridge this gap when you are awake but not out of bed. More likely than not, you will have a better mood in the morning.

5 Reasons to Get a Pet

Having a pet can be a wonderful, rewarding experience for yourself and your family. The National Center for Health Research states that over 71 million American households have a pet, and that most people think of their pets as members of their family. Why not join them and get a pet? Here are 5 reasons on why you should consider getting a pet.

Reason 1: Pets Teach

Pets are one of our best teachers. They teach our kids responsibility, as they need to learn how to take care of them and be responsible for their pets safety. However, this is not the only thing pets teach. Mary Renck Jalongo, an education professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and author of The World of Children and Their Companion Animals, says pets can help the development of kids. Many people know that pets are useful for helping developmentally challenged kids learn. However, pets can be used to help any kid learn. Children are more relaxed around animals, and can learn easier due to their lower stress levels.

Reason 2: Pets Comfort

It is no secret that having a pet can comfort you and reduce anxiety levels. Researchers at the University of California Davis have concluded that Alzheimer’s patients suffer less stress and have fewer anxious outbursts if there is a dog or cat in the home. Pets are there to comfort us without asking any questions.

Reason 3: Pets Build Family Bonds

A pet is often the center of the family. Everyone takes the dog for a walk, or shares in grooming and feeding him, or gets down on the floor and plays with him. This socializing can lead to stronger bonds within your family. Spending time with your pet and family can ease the stress of this fast-paced modern world.

Reason 4: Pets Keep People Healthy

Pets are often the one and only reason people can be forced to go on a walk in this modern world. The National Center for Health Research states that a 2002 study showed that people with dogs or cats had lower resting heart rates and blood pressure measures. Pets also ease stress, which can lead to better overall health. Pets can also decrease your cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, and feelings of loneliness which all lead to a longer lifespan.

Reason 5: Pets are Just Fun!

There is nothing like cuddling with your cat, or running with your dog. There is just something about pets that just make us happy. You, your family, and even random strangers will all laugh and have fun with your pet.

Thank you for reading and considering the possibility of getting a pet!