Surviving the Weather Changes in England (119/365)

Another post written on my phone because not all of us plan our daily challenges well.

So in case you didn’t know I live in England, and the island is famous for one thing and one thing only -we have shitty weather. Yes it’s spring and yes we have seen some sun, but with sun comes a lot of rain. Those kind of weather swings causes a shit ton of illnesses.

Weirdly enough I’m asthmatic, so realistically I should be ill all the time. Especially since I work in an open office, which is surrounded by people who don’t cover their mouths when they cough! I only get ill occasionally and it’s never too bad, I only really use sick days for migraines and that’s just a whole other can of worms.

The reason I don’t tend to get common colds or flus as much as other people is because I have a few methods that keep me living.

If you get rained on, have a hot bath/shower ASAP

This is so important, let’s explain this with pseudo science – when you get rained on your body temp goes down, because the temp has suddenly changed your bodies homeostasis is fucked up. So if you have a HOT bath/shower you can warm up your body and prevent the internal madness.

Of course I don’t know the actual science behind this, but it’s a weird method I’ve been doing for a while now and it’s honestly helped so much, and I used to do door-to-door sales so I got rained on a lot.

I don’t care how hot it looks, wear a coat

You might think the sun means it’s hot, but it’s a lie. Especially if we haven’t reached the summer heat wave yet, just assume it’s going to be cold or rain in a few hours and you’ll stay safe.

Check your weather app for weather changes every hour

So instead of checking for the day, you have to check EVERY HOUR, because some days we go through every season in three hours and it’s always best to be prepared for the worst.

Antibacterial is your best friend

People are generally nasty. They’re gross, and a lot of them don’t wash their hands. Keep antibacterial and use it like it’s a religious experience! Just because you’re doing your best to survive the rain storms, it doesn’t mean everyone else is doing the same.

Holding your breath is also your best friend

I mentioned earlier that people don’t cover their mouths when they cough, so when someo does this near you, HOLD YOUR BREATH.

This probably doesn’t help the germs not enter your system, but I will continue doing it, because the world is a nasty place.

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