What can you do if you or a member of your family have the flu? Well, unfortunately, there’s not much you can do other than let it run its course. But there are a few things you can do to help keep the situation under control as best as you can. Here are 11 flu survival tips I use when we’re struck down.
1) Sleep, sleep, sleep, oh, and more sleep!
2) Give your little ones lots of cuddles. They’ll feel comforted if they’re sick, and it will help keep them quiet if you’re the one ill and you need a little down time.
3) TV is ok. We don’t usually have it on, but I don’t mind when times are desperate.
4) It’s ok to delay home education. No one will retain much when they can’t concentrate. This is one bonus of HE, ‘school’ won’t be missed; you can make it up when everyone is feeling well again. Or watch educational tv if it makes you feel better.
5) Have freezer meals for lunch and dinner if you batch bake. If not, a tin of soup with a slice of toast will do.
6) Stock up ahead of time on gingerale, juice, tinned soup, and throat soothers. You never know when/if you’ll need them, and you certainly won’t feel like running to the shops if you’re not well.
7) Read lots of books together. Dig out an old favourite and relive the memories.
8) If you’re all feeling up for it, do some crafting to take your minds off feeling rotten.
9) The laundry and housework can wait, it’ll be there when all is well again.
10) Use the dishwasher if you have one. The high heat will kill the germs and keep the counters tidy.
11) Don’t go to the doctor or elsewhere as you don’t want to pass the virus on as it was passed on to you. But by all means, call them to ask for advice and they will let you know if you should make an appointment. This is one time sharing isn’t nice.
What’s your number 1 survival tip?
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