Everyone I know is sick right now. I could literally hold a sick gathering where we all just lie around drinking bone broth, resting, and a watching Oscar nominated flicks?
I personally don’t do well with sick downtime. I’m a non-stop person from the moment I open my eyes to the moment I close them. And it’s pretty fair to admit that I’m a workaholic. So the foggy, lethargic, and completely incapable couple of days that come with being truly sick are very hard on me. This is why I go the extra length to keep my space uplifting, vibrant, and cozy when all I’m longing to do is be normal, workout, and work. Here are my go-to tips for keeping sane while I’m sick.
BEESWAX CANDLE | not only does this little healing force clean the air and do away with allergens that might agitate your sinuses, but its flickering light is incredibly soothing and luxurious during an overcast day and evening of rest.
CERAMIC BOWL | rather than having all my sick tools (from Kleenex to vitamin jars) spewed about, I keep my supplies tidy in a nice wooden or ceramic bowl by my area of rest. This helps them all stay in one place and takes the pids factor out of my environment a bit.
AIR IT OUT | once a day, I make it a point to open up the windows and door so that I can circulate the old germs out and let fresh new alive air in. I also find that this is a perfect time to burn palo santo for some fresh woodsy air and energy.
TIDY | though my energy may be non-existent, it’s very important to me that I take five minutes to wash the dishes and tidy up the area so that I don’t feel like I’m living in a sick mess. I’ll also take this time spritz an essential oil spray in my environment both for its therapeutic effects as well freshening up the air a bit. I've been rolling with orange blossom as of late.
MOVE TO DIFFERENT SPOTS | if I’ve been in bed all day, I’ll enjoy my beautiful Gingered Lemon juice from Moon Juice on my meditation pillow so that I can feel renewed and refreshed before making my way back to bed.
DISINFECT | especially if you have others in your environment make sure to disinfect the space. A very simple way to do this is by bring a pot of water to a medium simmer on the stove and drop 10 drops of lavender, sandalwood, or rosemary oil into it. Its disinfectant properties will cleanse the space and give it a beautiful therapeutic scent.
SHOWER | when I’m ill, the first thing I do in the morning is shower. I drop a few drops of eucalyptus oil on the shower floor, and take a steam shower so that I can clear all the mucus from my nose and respiratory system. Also, the simple act of going through your normal cleansing routine can do wonders for your spirit when you spend the rest of the day resting.