Self-Care Guide: Stomach Bugs
A beautiful month full of family, friends, good food, fun parties, hopefully lots of rest, and frequently: Presents!
I love watching these "What I Got for Christmas" videos on Youtube. It's usually a bunch of very clean looking beauty gurus talking about products and gadgets they've received over the holidays. In case you are as nosy as I am, and were wondering about what I got for Christmas, I'll provide you a quick list:
Dear sweet Saint Nicholas brought me a stomach bug. Realistically, it probably wasn't that jolly old elf to infect my insides, but the many tiny humans I interact with on a daily basis.
Luckily, I was already home with my family when it hit. Which means I had the built in support of family to help take care of my puppy, run to the store for supplies, make me warm beverages, and all together make sure I wasn't dying (even though that's how it felt at times).
It struck me that, as someone who lives on her own, who considers herself to be a strong and independent woman, I am WOEFULLY unprepared for the rare occasions when I do get sick. This experience served as a wakeup call as to what I need to have on hand, just in case I can't make it to the kitchen, let alone the store.
Here are the top things I recommend having in supply, just in case you get sick, and don't have family around for support.
If you happened to spend the night sweating with a fever, and with your body rejecting everything you've consumed in the past 12 hours, you are at risk for dehydration.
Once you're beyond the worst of it, you're going to want to replenish your body, and revive your blood sugar, but probably should take it easy on what you ingest for the next day or so. You also won't feel like cooking, so here are some quick and easy foods to put in your belly.
*Medicine and Supplements
*I'm not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV, this is simply a list of things that have helped me when I was ill.*
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I've added most of the items above to my Retail Therapy Amazon Store, so you can find them quickly, and easily, and take action today. Add them to your cart so you aren't left high and dry when the unexpected happens.
Let me know in the comments:
Is there anything you would add to this list?
This is mostly specific to stomach bugs, so if you'd like to see an edition dedicated to the illness of your choice ( Strep throat, head cold, hangover, allergies, PMS, ETC. ) let me know!
Wishing you a lovely and healthy week,
If you've knocked on your ass by the same heatwave that just won't quit, here's some reading material for you while you chill in the air conditioning sipping on some iced tea or rosé.
Love your Sadness - Rituals for Honoring Heartache from The Dabblist
I love her ideas of engaging and healing with water, and allowing yourself to just feel the way you feel.
Also from The Dabblist: What's on YOUR Autumn Bucket List?
I'm hoping for:
Long brisk walks with my puppy Renly
Copious mugs of hot beverages
Hosting a Haunted Murder Mystery party
Witchy Movies and Rituals
Decorating for Halloween
Soups, scarves, and supernatural stuff
Sarah Jenks' Live More Challenge
The Whole Life Challenge
It's embarrassing how many times I've watched THIS.
It's even more embarrassing that I'm fairly sure I've recognized the pictures from the aforementioned video in THIS.
Have a wonderful weekend, friends!
All my love,