Literally-shower! Taking a shower and getting ready both in the hospital and the weeks after we got home was key in helping me feel back to my usual self. There is something about showering, getting dressed and ready that makes you feel normal even if your body doesn’t yet feel normal.
I think it is much like the placebo effect. Acting like everything is normal and trying to look like you feel better actually makes you feel better.
Next on the list of things that will make you feel better….errands to Target and walks, walks, walks (but not too soon after:).