Literally, my entire family has been sick this whole month. It started as head colds, passed each of us…came back, gave us the flu while we were down, got over the flu, and now have the remnants of the head cold. *insert mad faces, mad words, no energy*
One weekend in particular, my husband got the man-flu. He acts like he doesn’t know what that is. Guys, I’ll clear it up for you: When you exaggerate your sickness to the point where you think you are dying. I can’t complain though, we really tag teamed to help each other.
Here’s a little list of things to make even the worst of colds/flus manageable:
1. BE A TEAM with your hubby or wife.
Seriously, what is essential in getting better? Rest! When you have kids, it is impossible to do that. Take turns going back to your bedroom and getting good quality rest. We gave each other about two-three hours at a time. One of us would go rest and get some solid sleep, the other would hang out in the living room with our daughter and watch movies (there were a lot of movies happening here) or reading.
Don’t become each other’s enemies at this time. It is easy to do when your husband has the ‘man flu’ or when your child has been up all night feeling ill. If it gets to the point where resent is becoming an issue, gently remind each other that you’re in this together and team work makes the dream work. The dream in this case would be not puking on the carpet.
3. Utilize oils!
Something pretty new to me is using more natural remedies for sickness. We used lavender for headaches (a drop or two rubbed on your temples) and peppermint for nausea. Just rub a drop or two of peppermint around your belly button and it works like a charm for stopping nausea and also felt like it helped regulate our hot body temps.
We also would add a few drops to our humidifier based on our needs for the day. My husband was shocked at how well they worked! We love the Essential Oils line by Buckaroo Organics. They are not only locally made but also SUPER reasonably priced!
*If you use them on your littles, make sure you dilute them with coconut oil. If you have any questions on oils, there are a ton of blogs and sites on the internet to answer your questions.
TIP: Adding your oils to a diffuser is an excellent way to share the oil’s benefits with the entire family.
THIS BLOG WAS WRITTEN BY A GUEST WRITER AND EDITED BY RACHEL RISING.
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