This year in Wisconsin the Winter seems to be endless. The flu, colds, and a variety of weird viruses have gone around my office about 2 dozen times already and I’m beginning to wonder if there is an end in sight.
I should also mention that I SHARE a CUBICLE with a lovely, but perpetually sick co-worker AND the microwave/fridge so my desk is the social area for EVERYONE (I know, I live such a glamorous life).
1. Yell at your co-worker for getting you sick then go home and rest as soon as possible.
2. Mucus is disgusting – salt water is your friend, dairy is not.
Dairy increases the mucus in your body so avoid the milk and cheese for a bit.
3. Hydrate like crazy.
Right after I gargle I like to drink a cup of tea with honey and lemon to soothe my throat after I clean it out. Tastes yummy too.
Make sure you are drinking lots of fluids and keeping yourself hydrated.
4. Find Boiron products for cold or flu — they are incredible.
My first experience with Oscillococcinum came in high school when I got the achy shaky flu. Holy crap, that stuff is amazing and I got over the flu faster than I thought was ever possible.
Meet my new best friend from Boiron, Coldcalm. You have to take 2 pills, every 15 minutes for 2 hours and then just 2 more pills every 2 hours after that (until you feel better) which seems completely excessive until you wake up the next day and forget that you had a cold the night before.
5. Try to take care of yourself all of the time.
Do the usual wash your hands and stay away from sick people thing, but also make sure that you are eating well and resting during this awful time of year. And by eating well I mean eat your vegetables. Lots of them. Dark leafy green raw or steamed vegetables. Make some veggie juices or smoothies if you are sick of chewing.
6. Go back to work and threaten to murder your co-worker if she gets you sick again.
But only if you’re friends! Please don’t get fired because I’m such a sarcastic brat.