As the refreshing rains replace the scorching summer heat, a season shift brings both relief and health challenges. While the rain offers a welcome respite, it also ushers in health concerns that become more prominent during this time.
The shift in seasons usually affects me because this used to be the season when my not-so-little man would experience asthma attacks and it really was quite a chalenge for a busy mum like me. Caring for a sick child can also take its toll on a mum, so I need to be extra careful so I won’t get sick, too. And as we continue to experience rainy days, it’s helpful to have these essentials to stay healthy, snug, and comfortable during the downpour:
Umbrella: Stay-dry comfort
Of course, number one on the list is an umbrella. If I would look at the bags of most Filipinos, I’ll most likely find an umbrella. It’s like a trusty sidekick in the crazy weather rollercoaster we experience daily. One minute, we’re under the scorching heat, and the next, we could be caught in a downpour with gusty winds. Having an umbrella on hand keeps me prepared for whatever weather surprise comes my way.
Tea: A cup of warmth
There’s nothing quite like wrapping my hands around a warm mug of tea as the rain taps against the windowpane. The soothing warmth of tea instantly makes me feel snug and content, making it the ultimate comfort drink for gloomy weather. I always choose a selection of soothing herbal teas such as chamomile, lavender, or ginger, which not only provide warmth but also have calming and digestive properties.
Sometimes, I add some honey or lemon for an extra touch of sweetness and flavor!