I recently found out that flu season can peak as late as February and honestly I feel like my whole life’s been a lie. I was minding my own business at the doctor’s when I overheard the hot office goss: “I can’t believe how hard the flu has been hitting.” Cue my massive panic attack.
I asked my doctor about it, and she told me that the flu is EVERYWHERE. ALL AT ONCE. Within seconds, I was begging for a flu shot and literally anything that could keep me healthy. I mean, I was prepared for the flu back in November and December but February? Hard pass!
So in the spirit of keeping healthy until spring, here’s a rundown of all the sh*t I’m doing to keep healthy that’s been working…so far.
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Hatch Restore Sunrise Alarm Clock
If I’m being honest, sleep is the answer to a lot of my problems. On the verge of a menty b? Take a nap. Feeling a cold coming on? Go to bed early. And while I’m not quite on the level of TikTokers with a 82 step night-time routine, I will say that my Hatch Alarm Clock has worked wonders to help wind down and fall asleep.
Hatch Restore Sunrise Alarm Clock, $129.99, Amazon
Kin Spritz by Kin Euphorics
IDK about you, but I was sick every week of college. I was also drinking like everyday. Coincidence? Probably not. Personally, I’ve been trying to have a mocktail in between every drink, similar to that “water after every beer” rule you learned in high school but conveniently forgot. If you’re out at a bar it’s hard to get creative, might I suggest a mocktail mule (aka gingerbeer and lime, sans vodka). But at home, it’s fun to mix it up a bit with Kin Euphorics.
Kin Spritz by Kin Euphorics, $20.72, Amazon
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
When I say that every time I have an overly-stressful week at work, I get sick, it’s an understatement. So I do what I can to reduce stress throughout the day, and thanks to the internet circa 2022 I realized that walking is the one reliable (and sustainable) way for me to reduce stress. Pop on a playlist of your fave music or podcasts and get moving. Your brain will thank you later.
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones, $99.99, Amazon
Beekeeper’s Naturals Propolis Liposomal with Vitamin C
My mom truly would be so proud to hear that I’ve finally upgraded from orange juice to these handy packets in order to get my daily dose of vitamin C. The trick? I actually enjoy taking it—which I’ve been told can be a total triumph when it comes to supplements. (Hello, nausea.) This Beekeeper’s Naturals packet tastes a lot like honey and I’m pretty obsessed with adding it to my morning iced matcha. *Chef’s kiss*.
Beekeeper’s Naturals Propolis Liposomal with Vitamin C, $27.99, Amazon
Touchland Hydrating Hand Sanitizer
Truth be told, the only thing that keeps me sane in a crowd these days is—you guessed it—hand sanitizer. I started carrying some on me so I could use it on the subway, at Target, after the gym, after having to pick up my dog’s sh*t, etc. Whenever I know I’m going to be in an ick or sick situation, I reach for this hand sanitizer, and it’s honestly made me feel a lot more comfortable. Plus, there are so many cute options that it feels like the season’s must-have accessory.
Touchland Power Mist Hydrating Hand Sanitizer, $26.99, Amazon
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