What A Health Coach Does When She Gets Sick
This is a very sensitive post because generally, most people believe that:
- Health coaches don’t get sick
- Faster EFT (and tapping practitioners) don’t get sick
- Hypnotists don’t get sick
I’m ALL THREE.
Truth be told. I don’t get sick. It’s a mindset I have that prevents me from becoming and staying truly ill for any length of time.
When a health coach and otherwise mindful body practitioner starts feeling a bit under the weather, it can still be rough. So I wanted to share with you all the items in my arsenal of wellness.
- Rest. This can’t be stressed enough. If you are feeling down take a rest. Nap, go to bed early. It does a body good.
- Hot baths. Not showers. Get the water as warm as you can handle it +1 and then stay in it as long as you can handle it +2. The water will heat up your body and help you fight any baddies you have running around. Adding magnesium salt (Epsom) will help take care of any achy-ness or soreness you have. Eucalyptus will help open your nasal passages.
- Rebounding. As long as your head isn’t splitting, 5 minutes or so of rebounding will get your lymph moving, which will help you clear your sinuses.
- Vitamin C. Okay, so I know the jury is divided on this one. I’m going to err on the side of beneficial. Take multiple thousand milligrams every couple of hours or until you develop loose stool. (JSYK, I took 15k+ milligrams in a single day and had no issues.)
- Essential oils. I put eucalyptus oil in my bath. I put peppermint in my humidifier. I sniffed my homemade version of Thieves constantly. There is something to be said for the healing power of these botanicals.
- Soup. Last but certainly not least, if you’re up to it, make yourself a big vat of chicken soup. It’s not really important which veggies or which brand broth you use (and of course, homemade bone broth is always better). Rather, I feel it’s important to use real, live garlic and real, live onions. Sure the powders will taste fine, but I feel the crushed and sliced veggies/roots are a lot more beneficial. (That’s the first thing I made in the Insta-pot I got for my birthday.)
So, it’s your turn.
What are your tips and tricks and tools of the trade to help you get through a sickness quickly? Let me know in the comments.