Happy hump day everyone! I’m still battling allergies/a cold over here. Even though I’m not sure if this is just allergies or if I’m sick, I am 110% positive that I don’t feel that myself. Although today is much better than the past two days so fingers crossed I’m on the mend. Luckily I have a few things that I do when I feel under the weather. With allergy season in full force now, I know I’m not the only one suffering. Hopefully you find some of this useful if allergies are affecting you or if you’re sick.
Now this seems like a no brainer but I’ve been known to take something in the morning then get busy and forget to take a second pill later in the day. The hardest part about this is figuring out what works for you. Some people wear by Zyrtec while other’s find that only Claritin works for their allergies. Do a little experimenting to find what your body responds best to and then take it. Emergen-C is a must for both Alex and I. We both take it when one person isn’t feeling well so that both of us aren’t sick.
When I’m sick or dealing with allergies water doesn’t sound good at all if my sense of taste is gone. I know I need to drink it though so I kind of just force it into my body. I notice that cold water tastes better and goes down infinitely easier when I’m sick. Sometimes I want something warm though so tea with some honey is perfect. Honey helps suppress coughing which is great if you have a sore throat.
Screw Looking Good And Go For Comfort
I’m the type of person who enjoys wearing jeans and looking put together. When I don’t feel good, you couldn’t pay me to wear jeans. Well my company can pay me but only because pajamas would be against the dress code 😉 The first thing I do when I get home is change into pajamas. To me, being comfortable is way more important when I’m dealing with a cold or allergies.
Try To Eat Healthy But Don’t Forget Comfort Foods
When allergies or illness hits, I like to keep my breakfast and lunches the same but am totally okay with going for comfort on dinner. My breakfast and lunch are healthy but for dinner, you better believe I’m whipping up a box of Kraft mac and cheese to enjoy. Since I ate majority of the day healthy, I’d rather get some more comfort in than veggies at night.
If I don’t feel good, I’ll assess my body to see how I feel. If it’s just a cough or something then I stick to my normal exercise routine. If I’m showing multiple symptoms or if it’s below the neck then I don’t workout at all. Letting your body recover and focus it’s energy on getting better or fighting allergies is much more important then working out in my opinion.