Self care tips for getting better faster!
We all get sick, and you will get better much faster by taking care of yourself and resting!
A few tips:
Ask for help from your spouse and child if they are old enough. Have some easy meals in the cabinet or freezer in case you're not up to cooking (healthy canned soup, frozen veggies, and quick rice are great as well as pre-made meals. Eliminate what you can from your work load. Many things, such as housework can wait!
As far as going to your job it's much better to call in for a day or two then to try to do too much and end up being sick for longer. You'll be a lot more productive if you can just stay home and get well! If that's not an option, just take care of your most important tasks and then go home.
I also use essential oils in the diffusers I have throughout my home as well as beside my bed. I feel like that really helps to support my immune system, open my airways, and relax my body.
Epsom salt baths are great for sore and achy muscles when you're sick. Soak for around 20 min, make sure you use atleast 2 cups of epsom salt. Adding 6 drops of lavender and/or eucalyptus essential oils will relax your body, strengthen the immune system and soothe any inflamed airways!
Let your kids watch movies, play games, go to a friends house, or do whatever it takes to get some rest.
I find that when I do get sick it's because I have let some of my self- care slide. Some examples are: being overly busy, eating poorly, not recieving regular massage, skipping my meditation, yoga and exercise, and not getting enough sleep. It is very tempting to just try to push through and carry on with your regular schedule even when you're sick. We want to do it all and accomplish our goals, but by resting and taking care of yourself you will be back at it faster, healthier and stronger!