Can't ... Get ... Sick ...
March 11, 2014 8:56 AM Subscribe
Help me stay as healthy as I can as my life gets even crazier!
posted by bookgirl18 to Health & Fitness (20 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
So I have always been prone to getting sick when I am exhausted. I realize this is pretty common, but I feel like for me it's especially true - I know my own symptoms like the back of my hand, and usually they turn into a cold-like, sinus thing if I don't catch them early. I have gotten better at recognizing when they're coming and fighting them off with things like Airborne, tea, and of course, lots of sleep.
This past weekend, I went to NYC for a long-planned weekend for a friend's wedding which I knew would be exhausting. I already felt run-down beforehand, so I tried my hardest to take care of myself before the trip but proceeded (as expected) to get little to no sleep while I was there. I got back yesterday, totally zonked and feeling not 100%. Then I got a call from my dream job ... back in Manhattan. They want me to come back in on Thursday for a second round interview. They also gave me a writing assignment to complete before then. This is AMAZING. Of course I will go back. But I am already feeling the sad tired cold symptoms. (seriously, they couldn't have called a few hours earlier? Oy!)
The kicker is that this coming weekend is the Jewish holiday of Purim and my voice has to be able to read lots of the Megillah and sing kind of loudly. I will try to find other people to take at least some of the burden off of me, but there are definitely some parts I just *have* to be on for. I have been practicing for months and I am a little bit indispensable in this particular case. The weekend is planned nonstop from Friday night through Sunday night and I hate to miss anything, but I don't know how I'm even going to make it through the interview and weekend when I already feel like a hoarse tired zombie. Of course I'll try to prioritize as best I can.
Mefites, give me your best tips and tricks for avoiding getting sick, or at least for minimizing the damage - how can I make it through this interview while looking and feeling confident? And how can I save at least some of my voice for the most essential parts of the weekend? (People who travel a lot for work must deal with issues like these all the time, right? How do they do it?)