Cough. Sneeze. Sniffle. All three sounds are not what you need to hear while you’re planning your wedding. But unfortunately, flu season is upon us and many brides get sick, especially because our stress level is higher when planning a wedding.
- Get plenty of fresh air. The warm cozy air that we love when the weather outside is frightful is also warm and cozy for germs. Yuck! To help yourself, Jeanette says to go for brisk walks for at least 30 minutes a day. So walk the dog, jog with your fiance, or play football in the leaves with friends to get out and exercise in the fresh air.
- Chillax. Who are we? We’re on-the-go, business women planning a wedding. Relaxation is often a back burner priority for busy-bees like us. But, during flu season, it’s crucial that we take some time to chiiiiiill. So find the way you like to relax and embrace it multiple times each week. I love to read, so I plan to dig into some super juicy novels this winter to get me to chill.
- Clean your hands. Um, duh. Make hand washing a habit. Aside from washing with soap and water after you use the loo, make a habit of hand cleaning by building it into your day. When you get to work, wash your hands. When you get lunch, wash your hands. When you get home from work, wash your hands. And honestly, buy stock in Purell because you should be buying it by the ton. Building hand washing into your day make it less of a pain-in-the-neck and more of a part of your daily ritual.
- Sleep. Get this…sleeping less than 7 hours each night more than triples your chances of getting sick. Jeannette says you should take on mission impossible and find a way to shut down your brain when its time for bed. If counting sheep hasn’t worked for you in years, find other ways to wind down. Try the yoga strategy of saying in your head, “I inhale, I exhale” as you breath in and breath out while you’re in bed. It will push all the worries of the day aside. After about 10 times, you’ll be in la-la land.
So business savvy brides, just like you would want to keep yourself healthy for work, you should also keep yourself healthy for bridal planning. With no sneezing, coughing, and sniffling, you’ll be able to focus on key details for your wedding and not the key features of the tissue box.
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