Earlier this week I woke up with a migraine, but because news moves so quickly due to the coronavirus outbreak both in El Paso and nationwide, I knew I had to get my feet under me and get to the station for work. I tend to get migraines when the seasons change. In the spring I get them because of the pollen swirling around in the air and short of wearing a bubble around me, there is no way to avoid breathing in pollen.

I've figured out a few things that help me whenever I get a migraine or feel one coming on. These work for me and hopefully they'll work for you too:

1. Vick's - Yes, ponte Vicks. You can either put a bit in your nose or you can put a bit on the wall of your shower. The camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol in Vick's helps open your nasal passages and with the steam in your shower it smells like a spa. Don't put it on the floor of your shower because it will get slick and don't use a ton. A little goes a long way. You'll probably end up using it even when you don't have a headache.

2. Lavender - If you grow your own lavender, break up the stems and leaves and wrap it in some cheesecloth or with a string. Put it where the hot water in your shower hits it and it will make your shower smell amazing. You can also use lavender oil like you use Vick's.

3. Rosemary - I have a huge rosemary bush in my backyard and I clip a piece from and break the stem and crush the leaves, wrap it up in cheesecloth and put it where the hot water will hit it in my shower. I do it three or four times a week because it smells like heaven, but it really helps when I'm suffering from a migraine.

We're in such a weird place right now, maybe doing these things will help you at the end of a tough day and not just when you're not feeling well.