How in the world can I be getting sick at this time of the year? There’s so much to be done, gifts to wrap (well, to drop in gift bags is more like it), cards to address and send, cookies to bake, the house to clean, oh yeah, and work. How could I forget to mention work? Well…after rereading what I just wrote, I guess the question isn’t how can I be getting sick but rather how could I not be getting sick?
I’ve found myself skipping breakfast and my vitamins and supplements more days than not. I know I haven’t been consistently eating the fruits and veggies I need . I haven’t been getting enough sleep. I’ve been working long hours and dealing with a lot of stress. Gee, do you think any of those things have had an impact on my health?
Not a lot I can do about all of those things right now as far as the cold I have today is concerned. But I can work to build up my immune system so I can better fight off the cold and flu that I’m sure will be spreading around work like wildfire in the next several months. The working long hours? Okay, that I have to do for a couple more weeks (wow, is it really just a couple more weeks until Christmas?). But I am going to plan a nice relaxing vacation for early January. That’ll give me something to look forward to. The sleep? I’m going to try to get to bed early enough to get at least 7 hours of sleep. Not eat before going to bed, I think that will help me sleep better. The diet? Ahh…now that I can control, right now, today. As I was cleaning up the kitchen tonight, I decided to go ahead and prepare my lunch for tomorrow. A nice sub on whole wheat with lots of veggies and a little brown mustard. I’ll also take a V8Fusion with me. So, right there, at lunch I’ll have four fruits and veggies. Soup and salad for dinner will give me another 2 or 3 servings. That’s all it takes. I want to run in to Kroger and get a bag of cuties. I can eat a couple of those over the course of the day and get a good dose of vitamin C.
Oh yeah, and I made an extra sandwich for my boss too. Once again, he told me he didn’t eat at all yesterday. He just drinks coffee and then wonders why his stomach hurts…Why do we all do things that we know aren’t good for us? What do you do that you know isn’t in your body’s best interest?
- Tips to Shorten Cold Duration (everydayhealth.com)