Everyone in the office is so sick right now. I feel like Alaska, at least Anchorage, has bouts of cold and flu season every time the seasons change. I don’t know what it is exactly that’s going around but I don’t want any of it! It’s sort of ironic that I work somewhere that promotes health and wellness, and here we are all trying to get rid of some virus that’s attacking everyone.
I don’t really like taking medicine for these things. I stick with methods that my mom used on us as kids. She mostly had us drink a lot of tea and eat a lot of porridge. She also made me drink this ginger root thing that wasn’t very fun but her side of the family swears by it for everything — weight loss, energy, hunger, evil spirits (lol I’m joking). I absolutely hated it but it worked well!
These days I settle for Yogi teabags from the grocery store. My mom, to this day, will use actual tea leaves to make her tea and detests me using teabags. But hey, Mom! It works! I haven’t really a clue what Echinacea is or how to exactly pronounce it but it’s been my saving grace for the past couple of years. Actually, anything from Yogi has been amazing and for “instant tea” it’s actually quite flavorful and potent.
I drink two mugs of tea, one in the morning and one after work. It seems to do the trick throughout the day. On top of it, I keep my fluids up and only eat light meals. I lose a couple pounds after a week of it, which I don’t really like but if someone ever asks me what my “weight loss” secret is, I’ll just tell them “Get sick!” Okay, I’m obviously joking, but seriously I should probably make it a habit to be as mindful of my eating as I am when I’m sick.
Gosh, I didn’t mean to write so much about a freaking cold! Anyways, how are you? Are you feeling the seasons change?
P.S.: I used a crappy/kinda okay app I found while I was in China to take these photos. I guess the photos only look like they have some quality on mobile. I mean, look at them. They look like 2004 webcam photos for LiveJournal.