The Trouble With Staying Well When Working With Children…

I have been sick WAY too much since I started this museum job. It has been occurring after ovulation each cycle and I am sick of it. I know my immune system takes a big of a dive then, but I never got sick this often before. So I have been looking into measures I can take to secure my wellness. They include the following:

  • Stay hydrated with water and herbal teas throughout the day,
  • Wash all reusable drink containers daily and disinfect weekly,
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer hourly at the very least,
  • Do not touch my face while at work (meaning you should use your elbow, a tissue or clothing to cover your mouth when you sneeze and cough),
  • Do not use hands to eat,
  • As soon as I get home, I should change clothes and wash from my hands to my elbows before doing anything else,
  • Have designated outerwear for work and wash it each laundry day,
  • Disinfect my entire home once per week (including your purse/wallet),
  • Eat plenty of nutrients like vitamins A, C, D, E, Zinc and beta carotene,
  • Move regularly throughout the day (A.K.A., get that movement or workout in),
  • Take time to relax daily,
  • and finally, get plenty of sleep.

Hopefully, I will be able to report no illnesses next cycle. If you have any additional tips, please share!

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2 thoughts on “The Trouble With Staying Well When Working With Children…

  1. Hudson Mark says:

    Working around kids and getting germs is a forgone conclusion. Looks like you are taking the proper steps to counter the effects of dealing with kids. You might want to reach out to someone who works in daycare for advise. Think you know who I am talking about.

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