Something that is really not helping me cope with current stress/workload levels at the moment is that I'm not 100% well. I've got bronchitis/the lurgy/plague - whatever it is, I've got a nasty cough (as all my colleagues in the open-plan work space can now testify!)
I made many cups of lemon and ginger tea today at work and found that the steam from the kettle helped ease my breathing/soothe my lungs somehow. So when I got home from work, I sat down with a pan of steaming water and a towel, and sat inhaling the steam for a good while.
Oh my god. How has it taken me this long? It's AMAZING. It's so relaxing. I felt as if I was falling asleep, and my breathing was much easier. I wish I could walk around all day with my head under a steam-filled towel, it would make so many things simpler. (Although perhaps not all. Crossing the street, say.)
I am a definite convert to the steam. Plus it's all lovely for my skin as well. Double bonus. Have you got any favourite home remedies for a cough?