3 Tips for Staying Confident During Cold Season

Are you familiar with that stinging sensation you first encounter when you feel a cold sore coming on? Today I’m excited to share some of my tips for staying confident even when you suffer from a cold sore! The first thing I do is reach for my tube of Abreva® to shorten healing time! The second thing I do is follow a few healthy tips to avoid feeling insecure and self-conscious.

Fall-TrailRather than let an ugly cold sore drive me to bed to hide under a blanket, I instead put my walking or running shoes on and head outdoors. Tip number one is to get some exercise!  There’s nothing like a little fresh air to rejuvenate you and leave you feeling better than before you headed outside.  Whether you choose to get some activity indoors or out, exercise gets your blood pumping and the increased oxygen is always a mood enhancer. I always feel more confident after I get done with a run or vigorous walk. It makes me feel like I can tackle anything!


Fall-Trail-10Tip number two includes getting out and experiencing nature. There is nothing quite as inspirational as the beauty of the earth. No matter what the season, exploring nature boosts your spirits and when you’re feeling uplifted it’s hard to feel a lack of confidence. Communing with nature allows you to be a little introspective, enjoying a quiet moment to reflect on what’s truly important in life. When you consider the mass of the universe and all that’s out there, a cold sore doesn’t seem so significant anymore. But we are human after all, and when we don’t feel well, we can often feel defeated. I find that a moment with Mother Nature starts to cure my ills.


Discovering a Fall TrailTip number three for staying confident involves remembering what’s truly important in life … like family! When I don’t feel all that great about myself I surround myself with people I love and who love me in return.  You gain new perspective when you realize there are those around you who rely on you and need you to remain strong. When I was a single mom, I had some very difficult moments. My children were my inspiration to keep moving forward. Today, my grandchildren provide a similar feeling.


Fall-Trail-13It also helps to remember that my husband loves me no matter what … for better or for worse! When I’m feeling down his reassurance means the world to me. Sometimes all it takes is a few words from him to re-instill my confidence.


Exploring Fall NatureExercising, enjoying nature, and spending time with loved ones always boosts my confidence. But I still reach for Abreva when I feel the dreaded cold sore coming on!  My motto is … why deal with it any longer than you have to?

You could knock out your cold sore in 2.5 days*. Only Abreva® can do it, when you treat at the first sign**. Try Abreva® Cream during your next cold sore!  Click here to learn more about Abreva® cream.

What are some of your tips for staying confident? I’d love to hear them!

*Median healing time 4.1 days. 25% of users healed in 2.5 days.

**Among Over-the-counter products.

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  1. Hi Jennifer,
    I love your decorating blog. It is the only one I follow these days.
    Just wanted to share with you that I work for a dentist (in Vancouver, BC Canada) and we are having great success with laser treatments for cold sores. As soon as the patient feels a tingle we get them in. It takes seconds to treat and often does not recurr in the same spot, if it does, it will require a future treatment. If you get them frequently, I would encourage you to talk to you dentist or find one who can help you.
    I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

  2. Getting my hair done boosts my confidence.

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  4. Julie Wood says:

    My tip for feeling confident is to change the way I think. I feel more confident when I stop thinking negative, and start thinking positive about my life and smile more, walk more confidently. It has really helped me feel more confident and enjoy my life more.

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  6. My tips for staying confident is to stay fit and in good shape. Daily exercise and balanced meals help a lot.
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  8. Trying new things to slowly build up confidence in more areas.

  9. I like to wear light makeup and eat a healthy diet with fruits and veggies to stay confident.

  10. CR Williams says:

    My tip for staying confident is to be who I am and to never give up on what I believe in.

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  12. I always feel more confident with a fresh new haircut.

  13. Steven weber says:

    My tip is a consistent work our program and green foods

  14. walking and drinking alot of water

  15. working out and wearing makeup

  16. working out and wearing a little bit of makeup

  17. I boost my confidence in putting on clothes and makeup every morning that make me feel good.
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  19. Ellie Wright says:

    Nice clothes and makeup make me feel confident.

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  21. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I try to stay confident by tasking care of myself ie eating healthy and exercising and I love to wear clothes that make me feel good!

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