As the seasons shift and we experience our last few weeks of winter for some, a blending of warm and winter temperatures for others, and the nose-tickling pollination for others, we are still in a very susceptible flu and allergy season.
Well if you start feeling like you are “getting sick” DO NOT PUSH THROUGH. Don’t wait two more days until you have a fever of 100 degrees, can’t talk, and are going through boxes of tissues like it’s your job. Listen to your body, give it the rest it needs and unplug yourself so that you nip your symptoms early instead of letting them get the best of you. Unless there is something deeper going on inside of you, a common cold or flu should not send you to the emergency room or knock you out for days on end.
If you trip and scrape your knee on the sidewalk, you aren’t going to keep dragging it across the ground until you hit bone, right? The same goes for our bodies.
On a Friday afternoon (I got lucky this happened on the cusp of a weekend), I suddenly felt a weird scratchiness in my throat and my eyes got that weird burning sensation I hadn’t felt in a very long time. Immediately my red flags went up and I thought “oh no, I’m not getting sick am I?” And instead of my usual “oh well we will see what happens,” mentality, I took action. I listened to my body and the signals it was providing to me. I didn’t look past them, but I took them as REAL SYMPTOMS and treated them as if I was already in the 101-degree fever stage.
Follow The Steps Below To Follow My Plan That Worked For Me:
First things first, NO gluten, dairy, processed sugars, alcohol, caffeine or animal proteins. Yes, the saltines with chicken noodle soup and a sprite on your previous sick days are long gone. You need to set your body up for success so that it can start resting, repairing, and regenerating your immune system back up to working order. You need to work with your body not against it.
Suggested 3-DAY Plan
Author: Britt Olson
Working to love my soul more and more with every day that passes. Incorporating mindful intention, gratitude, and a relationship with the Universe and Mother Nature's healing properties.