Having a cold/flu can be draining. It is hard to taste your food, your body feels like a truck has hit it, and your mind wonders because you may feel aches/pains. Here are some tips to minimize your chances of getting colds/flus while at home, commuting, and at work as well as a few suggestions for recovery if you do experience a cold/flu.
- Clean the bathroom and kitchen daily since are the most used rooms.
- Wash and dry hands before cooking to prevent germs from spreading.
- Maintain your health by not smoking since this may compromise your immunity.
- Keep a tissue handy when pressing stop buttons and using the stairs and escalators.
- Wash your hands when you arrive at work before you enjoy breakfast or a snack.
- Use part of your newspaper to sit on.
- Minimize/avoid close contact with coughing/sneezing co-workers.
- Use eco-friendly cleaning products on your phone/desk/computer.
- Limit borrowing office supplies and keep track of your own.
- General Tips If You Get a Cold/Flu:
- Make sure you eat healthy food like fruits and vegetables to keep your immune system strong. Also, enjoy enjoy more rest/sleep.
- Keep your stress down by rescheduling activities until you feel better.
- Delegate cleaning/household chores among family/children/roommates to prevent yourself from overscheduling.
- Allow more time for finishing any business/work projects.
- Take any medications as prescribed and follow your doctor’s advice.
Having a cold/flu is preventable but if you do feel unwell stay away from your neighbors/co-workers when possible and explain to your family so they can be aware of your health concerns.