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Fall is finally in full-swing – and that means so many things going on. We’re busy almost every weekend and before we know it, the holidays and entertaining will soon be here. Right now, it’s visits to the farm, hayrides, pumpkin picking and cool nights outside by the firepit.
Unfortunately, this time of year also signals the start of ‘sick-season’ — colds and flu! When you’re a busy mom, helping to lead and organize a busy family, there’s just no time for a sick day! Don’t get me wrong – a head cold has the potential to wipe me out just like anyone else. And I sometimes want nothing more than to crawl back into bed. But when I’ve got work for my business, kids who depend on me and a million errands to run – that day in bed is just NOT an option.
Here are a few tips that I use to help me power through when I am sick:
Lighten Up – So, this may seem the opposite of what I mention above, but in order to power through the day, pick the most important things to tackle. Make a list of what you absolutely MUST accomplish and what you really WANT to accomplish. It may not be the best day to start that new project that can wait a few days. Prioritize to help yourself tackle more.
Ask for Help – Delegate – Sometimes it is the small things that can really count and can make a big difference. One less errand or an extra pair of hands can help immensely. Ask your spouse or significant other to run an errand for you at lunch or after work. If you are home with children, ask an older child (my son is 6 and capable of this!) to do small things for you – bring laundry downstairs, make a bed, wipe down the table or help younger siblings. Things may not be done perfectly, but it gets done.
Get Relief – Relieve your worst cold & flu symptoms with Vicks NyQuil and DayQuil Severe. When my symptoms feel like they’re going to stop me in my tracks, I take DayQuil Severe to help me power through the day.
At night, when I need to get sleep to help my body recover, I rely on NyQuil Severe.
Get Rest – Despite being able to power through the day, you should take the time to power-down at night. This is true daily – but is even more important when you are sick. Your body needs sleep and rest to recover. Pick a time that is your cut-off time and stop working for the day. I do this daily, but especially when I am sick. Allow yourself time to unwind, and get to sleep. If symptoms are making a re-emergence, Vicks NyQuil can help ensure you get that rest!
Try Homemade Remedies – With DayQuil Severe working on your worst symptoms, try homemade remedies to help you feel better quicker. Take Vitamin C, Zinc and enjoy foods like hot chicken soup, and tea with lemon or honey.
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