I’ll be honest, I’m not a big fan of winter. I’m game through about the first snow when sledding is still tons of fun and once that has passed, I’m over it. Honestly, it’s not just the cold weather that seems to be my foe. While I will admit that I HATE being cold, what I dislike even more is being sick. Now, I know that colds can happen in the summer as well but it seems that every year colds really start attacking my body during the winter months. I find myself feeling congested and tired and unable to keep up with the busy schedule that my family lives by. As all these symptoms come down on me, I often find myself battling a case of the winter blues….you know, those feelings of thinking winter (and that pesky cold) is never going to end. But this year, I’ve come up with a few tips for beating the winter blues and while they didn’t work exactly as I anticipated, I learned quite about about helping myself feel better faster during the cold winter months.
This year, I knew the winter blues were coming. Since our winter starts around November and can be VERY cold till the end of March, I sat down and planned out some easy ways to beat the winter blues. I’m going to share them with you, as well as my story of how a cold almost ruined it all…but thankfully, with the help of Zicam® Cold Remedy RapidMelts®, I was able to get my better back faster and not miss out on my mid-winter break. But I guess I’m getting ahead of myself……
This year, I decided to get extra smart. I sat down and added up the long, cold winter months and found a central point (which just happened to fall the week before my birthday). And then I planned a family vacation to sunny, WARM Florida.
Which leads to my winter blues beating tip number 1:
Plan a Trip Somewhere Warm
I’m gonna tell you guys, I began counting down for this trip starting back at the very first sign of cold weather. I knew that if I could just make it till the beginning of February, I would be rewarded with a warm, blissful vacation in gorgeous weather! Now if that’s not a winter blues busting thought, I don’t know what is. I planned out outfits, packed weeks in advance and figured out each and every little detail to ensure that our trip was perfect. I thought I had EVERYTHING covered until three short days before we were scheduled to leave, I began to feel the first signs of a cold. I was horrified. There was NO WAY I was letting a cold keep me from enjoying this vacation that I had been dreaming of. I mean, THIS was my winter blues beating trip and with that first tickle in the back of my throat, I was worried that it could all be ruined. After all, who wants to head on a beautiful, warm vacation and take their cold along? So, I moved on to my winter blues beating tip number 2:
Get Your Better Back Faster With Zicam® RapidMelts®
After sitting down in the floor and having a short pity party, I put on my big girl panties, headed to the pantry and pulled out my Zicam® RapidMelts®. Knowing that when taken at the first sign of a cold, this easy to take homeopathic solution shortens the length of a cold, it only made sense to turn to Zicam® RapidMelts® to get my better back faster and ensure that my cold did not wreck my well planned out vacation.
As I opened the container and popped one of the non-drowsy, non-habit forming Zicam® RapidMelts® in my mouth, my panic began to subside. Not only did I know that I could feel better faster by continuing to take my Zicam® RapidMelts® until all of my symptoms subsided, but I also knew that they taste great with flavor varieties like Citrus, Cherry and Lemon-Lime with Echinecea. Plus, as an added bonus, they dissolve in my mouth so I was assured that even as we left for our fabulous trip, I could take the cold shortening power of Zicam® RapidMelts® along!
As I continued to prep for my trip, my confidence that a cold would not ruin it gained traction. Knowing from my past experiences with Zicam® that taking it at the first sign of a cold helps shorten the duration so that I don’t have to feel bad for longer than necessary, I felt confident that while I may not be able to completely avoid my symptoms, I would be able to keep them from completely derailing my trip.
With my Zicam® RapidMelts® nestled safely in my carry-on bag, we headed for Florida and even though the first few days had to be taken at a little slower pace, my trip wasn’t ruined. I was actually able to really enjoy it thanks to feeling better faster with help from Zicam® RapidMelts®. So take that you nasty cold!
We did everything we wanted to do. We had am amazing time. Most importantly, we made memories.
Which brings me to my final winter blues busting tip:
Find Joy in the Little Moments (and Hang Onto It)
I’ll admit that a trip away from the cold weather was exactly what I needed to beat my winter blues. But I learned along the way that whether I’m at home in chilly North Carolina or on the coast of sunny Florida, the best way to beat the winter blues is by finding the joy in the little moments. Then I can treasure those warm memories through the cold winter months to ensure that the winter blues don’t slow me down. Thankfully, Zicam® RapidMelts® helped ensure that I was able to do that. With their ability to shorten the duration of my cold, they helped me make more memories on our trip and feel better faster so that I could enjoy more of the fun.
While I would have preferred to avoid the cold completely and simply get away for a few days in the warm weather, with Zicam® RapidMelts® I was able to make the most of the time I had with my family and feel better faster so that I was truly able to enjoy it.
If the winter blues have you down, don’t worry….Spring is coming! But until it does, be sure you’re armed with the cold shortening power of Zicam® RapidMelts® so that colds don’t keep you from making the most of your warm vacations, your time in the snow or just your days waiting for for the cold weather to pass.
Now tell me, how can Zicam® RapidMelts® help ensure you feel better faster for special moments?