Essentials for when you’re sick

It’s that time of the year where everyone around you is sick and it’s only a matter of time before you get sick.

There’s always those people that say, “I never get sick”. That’s me. Well, I’ve been fighting a virus for the past week and I hope I never get sick again. I’ve been drinking cough syrup clinging to a Kleenex box that I stole from my roommate all week.

Basically, my week was torture and I may or may not have thought I was gonna die. I’m so dramatic. I know. But that’s honestly how I felt!

I decided to make a list of things that I couldn’t live without this the past week:

  • Chamomile Tea

There are so many health benefits to drinking chamomile tea: promotes sleep, soothes your stomach aches, and has an antibacterial agent. I used to drink this tea growing up and it always reminds me of being home with my mom scratching my back because I didn’t feel good. Growing up sucks.

  • Organic Raw Unfiltered Honey

Raw honey is collected straight from the hive. It is not heated or processed in anyway. I try to take a spoonful of this whenever my throat is sore or if I have a simple cold. Also, whenever I make a cup of tea, I always put a lot of honey in.

  • Essential Oils

My mom LOVES essential oils. I don’t think there has ever been a time when we were in Whole Foods and didn’t stop to look at their selection of oils. My mom swears that essential oils can cure anything from a bug bite to a migraine, etc. So you would have to assume I would have some essential oils for when you’re sick. The ones I like to use when I’m sick are peppermint and eucalyptus.

I know this first blog post isn’t as “glamorous” as I would’ve liked. But sometimes things, honestly, don’t go as planned and I sure didn’t plan on being sick.

Sometimes we are constantly moving and have too many things on our plate. I tend to throw myself into too many things and I don’t allow myself to relax.  Getting sick really allowed me to sit back and focus on my health.

I’m ready to get back to my busy schedule.

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Even though it doesn’t look like I’m sick, I assure you, I definitely thought I was dying.

 

 

 

 

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