During the winter, I always always get all of the colds that are floating around so I have had quite a few days this colder weather when I have felt a bit rubbish. Sometimes the only thing you want to do is curl up in bed and sleep the fog away but sometimes you have to get up and get on with the day as normal.
When I have to get up and go to work when I am not feeling my best I go into the office armed with all the supplies I could possibly need to get through the day.
Painkillers: Painkillers are my best friend when it comes to getting through the work day when I just want to be at home in bed. My desk drawer is always equipped with a box of Lemsip sachets or paracetamol as well as ibuprofen and throat sweets.
Tissues: I always keep tissues in my desk but especially when I have a cold. I like the balm ones because they are really soft and don’t make your nose feel quite so sore.
Lip Balm/Protective Balm: Not only is this great for keeping your lips moisturised, it is perfect for putting around your nose to stop it getting so chapped from constantly being rubbed by a tissue. I often get a really sore nose when I have a cold and it just helps to soothe it and keep it moisturised.
When I am feeling a bit under the weather I don’t tend to wear too much makeup as I quite often end up rubbing most of it off anyway! On these days, I like to make sure I have my moisturiser with me in case my skin startings feeling tight and dry.
Also, on these days, I like to find really comfy outfits that I can still wear to the office but don’t feel restricted. My favourite combo is an oversized jumper with either jeans or leggings and boots. This way I am comfy and still look presentable.