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Sunday, February 11, 2018

The Flu is a Sign to Slow Down and Rest.... with Netflix! #StreamTeam

Flu season is here. My entire family was hit by the flu. It was rough, especially since my husband and sons had the "man flu" which we all know is 10x worse than my version of the flu!  I am joking, but there was actually an upside to us all being sick at the same time. We were able to order takeout and binge on Netflix together.  In today's post, I'll share some tips for coping with the flu and tell you about the shows that made time go by quickly.

1. Rest and watch Netflix.
Rest is important when you have the flu. If you are hit as bad as us, your body will instantly insist on resting. Despite how awful we felt, Netflix helped us to somewhat forget about our misery by making time go by quicker and actually created happy memories. My entire family piled into our bed. My husband and I watched Netflix on TV while my children shared an iPad to stream their shows.  My sons are big fans of Llama Llama and The Adventures of Puss in Boots. This interactive series kept them busy. My husband and I caught up on House of Cards and The Blacklist. We were grateful to have good entertainment while we laid in bed.  If you have already seen those, don't worry because Netflix continuously adds great content. Some other great series to watch this month include:

2. Order take-out.
My husband and I were so sick that we opted for takeout. My family enjoyed browsing Door Dash each day to pick a restaurant and order food. Special food always cheers family members up!

3. Set goals to drink water.
Personally, I set a goal on the first day to drink a glass of water every hour. I wanted to stay hydrated and flush the germs out of me as quickly as possible.  I'm not sure whether it made a big difference, but I definitely noticed that my skin looked good. 

4. Monitor fevers and track symptoms.
I think that it's important to check in with your doctor if you may have the flu this year. Emergency Rooms have been packed with people that have the flu. There have even been children that died from the flu this year.  Personally, I didn't want to take any chances, so we visited our doctors and then monitored our fevers and symptoms.  This is a year that you really want to be proactive and keep your family safe.

5. Enjoy Time Together.
Finally, I know that it's rough when everyone is sick, but try to look at the positive side that your family gets to spend time together. One of my sons actually told me the other day that he has happy memories of us all resting in my bedroom and watching Netflix together.  

I hope that these tips help your family to survive flu season!

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