After surviving a tough winter cold already this season, it made me think about winter special events and how getting ill could ruin a special day. It’s one thing to be sick attending an event, it’s quite another to be the center of attention and worse, having several photographs taken of you sniffling, dripping, and chapping.
I like the advice Prevention gives in an older article to help prevent getting ill:
- Flick switches with the side of your hand or wrist, which makes you less likely to pick up or pass along germs on your hands
- Make all calls on your cell to avoid getting germs from other phones.
- Carry your own pen everywhere. Borrowing others’ is a prime way to pass germs.
- Clean up often. Use a soapy sponge to wipe surfaces you touch frequently.
- Sneeze into your elbow if you’re caught without a tissue (and teach kids to do the same). It keeps germs off your hands
- Toss all tissues promptly. Making others do it puts them at risk.
While obvious, you’d be surprised how many don’t regularly follow this advice or live with this level of cleanliness. I also recommend using a couple of great homeopathic remedies to keep illness away should you feel it knocking on your door.
I also came across this article on what to do for certain ailments on the big day..
I’ve been doing lots of beading otherwise when not visiting family, driving to and from family, and enjoying the company of our latest exchange student. I thought I’d share these interesting article finds over the next few weeks before I reveal more!
Have a great day!