Got Allergies? Itchy nose & eyes? Symphony of sneezes? Welcome to Allergy Season. Spring and Summer Tips to avoid.
Avoid being outside in the Morning when pollen counts are high. Keep home and car windows closed and use air conditioning. Have someone mow your lawn without allergies. Vacation to low pollen areas, like a beach. Also allergy symptoms can be worse on hot, dry, windy days and mild on rainy, cloudy windless days.
Allergy Triggers: Dust mites on bed, furniture and carpets. Pet allergies cats or dogs, minimize contact and keep pets out of bedroom, and vacuum carpets. Also other triggers Mold and mildew live on damp surfaces. Clean, shower curtains, bathroom walls, sinks, counter tops. Living rooms, use washable curtains. Basement and Laundry use or store clothes in plastic bins to minimize dust and dampness.
Children’s Allergies: Bathe them at the end of the day to remove allergens from body and hair. Clean regularly. Vacuum with HEPA filter and wash cuddle toys weekly in hot water. Use air condition with HEPA filter, keeping windows shut, limiting pollen and mold.
Kids have 33% of getting allergies if one parent has them, and 70% is both parents have them. Girls are more likely to get if their mom has them. Boys are more likely if their dad has them.
Antihistamines– block histamine, which causes the sneezing, itchy, runny nose, sore throat. etc. Decongestants shrink blood vessels that are swollen, congestion and pressure
Nasal Allergy Relievers symptom relief, nasal sprays, nasal saline, lubricant eye drops.
Forgive yourself , let go of pain, make room for joy. Holding on to the past can affect your overall health, release grudges and any negative feelings about yourself of others. Resentment affects your immune system.
Let it go, forgive others, forgive yourself.
Admit your resistance to forgiving, acknowledge how you feel. Know your role, get over betrayal, reflect on how you might have betrayed yourself. When you weren’t loving and respecting yourself or your own truth. Write a letter to yourself or another person, to stop the blame game, this helps expressing negativity that may be in your soul about yourself or about another being. Even if you don’t give the letter to anyone. Say it aloud, tell yourself you have truly forgiven yourself or any others who may have wronged you. Seal the forgiveness and move forward. Start in your own heart, don’t overlook forgiving yourself.
Making conversations with kids can be awkward but absolutely lovely, and A Hilariously fun thing to do. Make conversations with Kids. Talking to kids nowadays can be very hard. Especially if you do not have children of your own. A great start, Be available to make conversation with them. Kids don’t usually make plans to have conversations with us Adults, We have to be available to them in order to stimulate conversation with the child. If we’re with them, we’re bound to hear what they have to say. Children are very immediate, when it comes to their feelings & emotions, When a child wants to talk, make yourself available. Create space to have conversations with them, prepare yourself. Resist the urge to correct the child in the conversation, if a child is telling you something inaccurate, ask the child what does he or she thinks happened, so that way, they can express their thoughts. Draw out their curiosity, rather then forcing on them, an accurate explanation. You can fact check afterwards, also be interested and into what their into, their likes and dislikes. Watch something together with the child, and ask open ended questions, relating to kids nowadays is a challenge, these few techniques can apply to help engage a conversation with 4-15 year olds. Especially for Adults who have no clue or possibly no children and not one solid idea on how to have a Kid conversation. Have fun, Kids are awesome!
Get active. Participate in activities you enjoy more than just fun and games. Exercise and be physically active. Activities help support healthy aging. As we get older, You should add a volunteer or social activity to your routine. Engage in an art class, volunteer in your community or place of worship. It helps maintain your well being, Hobbies and social pursuits lower your risk of developing health problems including dementia. Create a avenue to have a longer lifespan by playing games, social activities that are meaningful, productive such as a unpaid job, or gardening or working with children. More happy, less depressed, and healthy. It will improve your cognitive and physical health overall as a long term benefit.
Get out and about. Learn something new. Become more active in your community. Be physically active, possibly yard work, exercise or take a class learning something you are interested in. Find the right balance. Everyone has different limits to the amount of time you can spend on social or other activities.
Remember participating in activities you enjoy should be fun, NOT STRESSFUL!!!