The folks over at Mucinex® recently contacted me, asking for tips on staying clear headed during congestion. HA! I had no idea that the bottlenecks that define my life were visible to outsiders. I’ll DEF have to do better at keeping some of it behind the curtain, Wizard of Oz style. Seriously, though! LOL
After giving it a lot of thought, I realized that I cut down on a lot of life’s congestion when I got married. My husband is the ULTIMATE mollifier. He has the ability to cut through all the layers of blockage and get to the heart of the matter. After all of these years of being married, some of these lessons have rubbed off (though I still do have major episodes of havoc).
We usually employ the ITCH method.
- Ignore what you can. This works well with dramatic teenagers, overbearing parents, and nosey neighbors. Don’t put extra energy into things that don’t warrant it.
- Take Control of what you can’t ignore. I have daily pow wows with my teen son, coordinating schedules and rides. This helps prevent mixups.
- Calm Down. Take a few moments to breathe deeply so that you can focus. I also appreciate the solitude in taking long walks without my iPod.
- Handle the issue. Use the most direct approach to take care of the issue. Don’t spend that initial crisis time figuring out where to place blame. That time is better spent figuring out solutions.
All of these steps require a clear head. When I need help clearing my head, I use the Mucinex® Sinus-Max™ line. Mucinex Sinus-Max Pressure and Pain has a triple action formula that contains three maximum strength medicines*. One medicine reduces swelling in the nose that causes sinus pressure. Another medicine thins and loosens mucus. And the third medicine relieves pain and headaches.
How do YOU keep a clear head?
Balancing a hectic schedule is hard enough. Trying to keep it together when you’re under the weather requires additional help. Maximum Strength* Mucinex® Sinus-Max™ Pressure & Pain triple action formula fights mucus, congestion, sinus pressure and headache/pain. With cold and flu season in full force, I am relieved to know that even my worst symptoms can’t derail my plans.
* Per 4-hour dose
Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mucinex. The opinions and text are all mine.