Hey! It’s Okay to Slow Down When You’re Sick!

Hey! It's Okay to Slow Down When You're Sick! | Jessica Says

Hello, lovely people! Confession time: I intensely dislike being sick. Now, before you ask Doesn’t everyone?, hear me out: it isn’t so much the physical hardship of being sick that bothers me (although let’s be honest, I can think of more pleasant things than not being able to breathe through my nose or taste my food); it’s the long, drawn-out period of being a sad, feeble version of yourself that I can’t stand.

You know me: I like to go hard. I like pushing my limits. I love setting big, bold goals and chase them with gusto. The thing is, I’m just not myself when I’m unwell and I can’t stand it! I hate not being able to think properly, foggy-headed because of a hefty mucus build-up (charming, I’m sure). I hate not being able to go to the gym for fear of my lungs collapsing, or something equally as dramatic (didn’t you know? I’m the world’s biggest manflu sufferer). When I’m sick, I slow way down and it drives me nuts! 

Guess what, though? This radical self-love warrior has decided it was time to turn her thoughts around and give herself a right talking to. Because at the end of the day – if you can’t give yourself permission to slow down when you’re sick, when the bloody hell can you?! Without any further ado, here is why I’m giving into the slowness and embracing this downtime – and why you should join me!

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Recipe: Delicious Chickpea and Sweet Potato Curry (Vegetarian)

Recipe: Vegetarian Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry

Hello, megababes! I don’t know about you, but when it’s cold and dreary outside, sometimes, only a big, steaming bowl of curry will do – especially when you’ve been suffering from a wretched cold, like I have! I’m not even joking: for the past week or so I’ve been in a right state, unable to breathe properly, taste my food or do anything remotely active. I feel like a snivelling, pathetic wreck and I can’t wait for this bloody ordeal to be over! (Yes, I know I’m being a bit of a drama queen. No, I won’t dial it down!)

Good news, though: the recipe I’m about to share with you is perfect for when you’re feeling sorry for yourself and you need a bit of a culinary pick-me-up. It’s that perfect blend of savoury and sweet, with lots of interesting textures and enough of a kick to clear your sinuses (right up my alley) without turning your head into a fireball. It’s full of goodness and will work well with most vegetables that may be lingering away in your fridge – simply pop everything in a deep pan, put the lid on and you’re sorted! (See? Told you it was perfect!)

Whether you’re in a sorry, sorry state like me or you just fancy some good, old-fashioned wholesome grub, you can’t really go wrong with this one. Ready to get started?

Read on after the jump to discover my amazing vegetarian curry recipe!

Words of Love: A Self-Love Reading List

Words of Love: A Self-Love Reading List | Jessica Says

Hello, megababes! Our foray into self-love continues today with a little treat from me to you: an epic reading list that will get you up to speed on anything and everything about what happens to be my favourite topic to talk about, ever!

While I do my utmost to practice self-love on the daily and always strive to come up with fresh ways of showing myself love, it isn’t always easy to keep the excitement and novelty up. Sometimes, dare I say it, my self-love rituals can even feel a little stale – this is when I know it’s time to change things up and get some inspiration!

Luckily, the internet is a wonderful place, and there are plenty of incredible self-love warriors out there to learn from. Here is a selection of my favourite pieces, old and new, that I know you will love as much as I do. May they fire you up, comfort your heart and convince you that you truly are the gorgeous, glowing goddess you are. Let this list be a valuable, trusty companion for you.

Happy reading!

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