Monday, February 10, 2014

Winter Pretty Much Sucks

As if the frigid temperatures and constant snow hanging around weren't enough, I've developed a full on head cold.

Stuffed nose, aching ears, sneezing, trouble breathing, feeling exhausted for no reason....

If you're suffering the same symptoms, here are some tips I've gathered up from the inter-webs

  • Drink lots of water to hydrate and flush your body
  • Drink hot tea: minty to break up congestion, lemon & honey to soothe a sore throat. 

  • blow your nose often to get rid of all that mucus your sinuses are making, just make sure to do it gently.
  • Rest a lot so your body can concentrate its energy on the battle zones 

  • Use Doterra Breath instead of Vicks vapor rub: dilute a drop or two in some coconut oil and rub it on your chest, neck, and bottoms of your feet.
  • Apply Carmex on dry lips and even to the tip of your nose. The skin gets so dry from blowing your nose and this will help soothe and repair.
  • take a steamy shower- another mucus wrecking ball
Well those are all the ones I've either done so far or plan on doing. 
Plus, of course, I've taken some daytime cold relief medicine. 

Do you have any tips to share? 

1 comment:

  1. Ah! I have so much I could say...! I have been catching up with you on your blog tonight( I always feel like i have had a "real" conversation with you by the end of it!) and want you to know that Daniel and I have been, and will continue to pray for you and Adam and that God would continue to fulfill you both and lead the way for your future clearly... no matter what He has in store!
    What you said about not finding a verse that fits what your going through, made me think of a post our friend Neihimah posted on face book today. His wife (who was 32) passed away from cancer a few months ago (after just a 5 month battle) leaving him a widower and their 3 young precious children without their mother. Watching him is both painful and inspiring, as he and his children cling to Christ and trust in Him. But he made a comment today, saying that he hoped people wouldn't be offended and could understand what he meant, and continued to say that all the most loved bible verses weren't enough to comfort him and looking back on past mercies are not enough to sustain him. Instead, he explained that He just needed Christ, right there, with him at that moment. And for this period in his life, as he adjusts to life without his best friend and beautiful wife, nothing else but standing with Christ, right there with him ,every moment of every day, would get him through.
    I know circumstance are different of course for you (and Adam) but it sounds like you need the same thing. There is no one who understands exactly what your heart has gone through or no "perfect verse for this moment that you will find and feel all better" but simply, must have Christ with you, next to you, hold you and guide you every day.
    As children of God, we all have the honor of experiencing His great love and compassion, but some of His children, through hurt, pain, or loneliness, experience such depths of His great love that only going through such trials can produce. Just as the bible says, "those who have been forgiven much love much" (Luke 7) I believe those who struggle much and hurt much, feel His love much, much more.

    You and Adam are so blessed! God has chosen to use you and your hubby for so many wonderful works! Just being around you for a little bit this past summer, you just shined with joy and have a certain ease about you that makes people feel comfortable and want to be best friends with you :) Keep on the god race dear friend, because no matter what happens, or when, you're one of God's chosen to love. And He loves you so!