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Hello Spring! My favorite season, probably because my birthday is in May. But also because it’s the most beautiful time of the year. Have you guys been to the flower fields yet? Sadly, spring also means it’s allergy season, and Spring cleaning season. Adulting is so hard! But, I’ve figured out how to battle those pesky seasonal allergies—have you guys tried Flonase? And how to tackle the allergens in my house with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes, which I always pick up at Ralph’s —all while listening to podcasts! Something about letting your mind go elsewhere really makes Spring cleaning not so tough. Read on for my favorite podcasts and sneeze-free Spring cleaning tips.
I don’t like relying on drugs for my allergies, because I can’t deal with the drowsiness. So, I’ve been working in finding alternative solutions and I did figure out a few tricks that work.
Because my allergies are worse at night, a steamy shower helps relieve my congestion and I sleep better.
I also found that drinking lots of water during the day helps my symptoms.
But, on days when my allergies are really acting up, I use Flonase. It’s non-addictive and most importantly to me it’s non-drowsy, so I can still function! Flonase* also helps block 6 allergic substances, most allergy pills only block 1. Plus it provides more complete allergy symptom relief because it relieves nasal congestion.**
After I had baby FLO I realized that days devoted to cleaning the entire house are behind me. It’s impossible to take care of a baby/toddler and clean the entire house. So, I made a little mental chart for myself that overtime became a cleaning schedule and now my rule!
The rule is that I try to clean only one thing a day. Maybe today I’ll dust. And that’s enough. I ignore the fact that there are piles of laundry or that the bathroom needs to be scrubbed, because there is always tomorrow. This way, I’m not a slave to household chores, and eventually everything does get clean.
When I break this rule of mine, I realized that it’s not worth it. I end up being too tired, frustrated and all to have a mopped floor or a clean fridge? Not worth it. One cleaning job a day. That’s it.
I also use Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes. They’re so handy and easy to have on the counter to clean up any mess you just can’t ignore. Plus, they wipe away 99.9% of the most common allergens. *** So winning.
Best Podcasts To Listen To While You Clean
And now for the fun part! While I do my one job a day cleaning routine, I realized that I could listen to podcasts. It feels like I am doing something for myself, helps engage my mind and also motivates me in all kinds of ways.
If you have never listened to a podcast, I would strongly encourage you to try these 5 out. Or find something that speaks to you, there are thousands of podcasts out there. Most phones already have a podcast app installed.
All of these were recommended to me by friends, so I pass these on to you in hopes that you find a little me time. Maybe while also Spring cleaning. Try to devote a half hour or even 15 minutes to something that stimulates you and motivates you to live your best life! (Can you tell I’ve been listening to a lot of Oprah? Spoiler alert her Podcast is on my list!)
First, if you have no idea what I am talking about when I say podcasts, listen up. It’s basically Internet radio, or radio on demand. You can download the podcast app on your phone and then browse through the podcasts that are available by categories. Here are my favorites:
If you’re in the mood for some good soulful discussion and you like Oprah I can’t recommend Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations enough. She talks to everyone from Brene Brown to Reese Witherspoon, Salma Hayek and RuPaul.
My Current Favorite Podcasts
If you’re in the mood to laugh, it doesn’t get better than 2 Dope Queens. A comedian friend shared them with me, and I am obsessed. These two ladies podcast live from their standup show, and they are hysterical and they also just scored an HBO special, so you know they’re funny!
In the mood for sweet, interesting stories about amour? This one is it. This is Love
If you feel like being a fly on the wall of someone else’s problem, and you like Cheryl Strayed, Dear Sugars is an addictive take on Dear Abby. Your welcome.
When you need to be lifted in your creativity, Magic Lessons are just that, magical. You get to listen to other creative share their stumbles and receive guidance from Elizabeth Gilbert. It’s an amazing creative stimulus to renew your drive for whatever it is you want to do. There were a few episodes that I listened to several times, because it was that powerful.
Honorable mentions: Serial, Ted Talks Daily, Side Hustle School, Mogul, Mom and Dad are Fighting, My Favorite Murder, The Daily, This is Love
*vs single-ingredient antihistamines which do not treat nasal congestion
**Mechanism vs most over-the-counter (OTC) allergy pills. FLONASE nasal sprays act on multiple inflammatory substances (histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines, and leukotrienes). The exact number and precise mechanism are unknown
***Use Clorox products as directed for removal of non-living allergens like pet dander, dust mite matter and pest matter on hard nonporous surfaces in your home. Keep out of reach of children.
Do you have a podcast that you love or an allergy solution? I’d love to hear about it! Sound off below!