What is Necessary to Stay Happy? (#37)
When you contemplate what it would mean to be at home for an extended period of time (such as during a pandemic), don't forget to include the things that will keep you and your loved ones happy.
If you need a cup of tea and a cookie every afternoon, make sure you keep them stocked.
Do you need coffee?
Does someone in your home have a dependency on Diet Pepsi? Potato chips?
Will one of your children go bonkers without a daily Pop-Tart?
It doesn't matter if these are worthwhile habits. They are habits and in the midst of a difficult or stressful situation, the last thing you need is more stress because someone has caffeine withdrawal or the three year old is melting down over no macaroni and cheese.
Stock what your loved ones need.
In fact, stock extra.
A stressful situation is not the time to decide you need to quit all your "bad" habits. In a stressful situation you'll probably benefit from having more of what comforts you and makes things seem as normal as possible.
So if you need these things to stay happy, then make sure you have them in the house all time time in adequate amounts.
Thankful wife of David for 23 years and momma to Caroline for 13 years - Relaxed/Unschoolerish - Lover of books - Seeker of wisdom - Drinker of too many coconut milk mochas from Starbucks