Updated: Jul 12, 2020
COVID-19 has transformed life as we know it. Our hectic schedules, full-time jobs, and extracurriculars were put to a halt. Days before COVID-19 life was normal, playgroups, running errands, and the list goes on. Our lives have been completely flipped, staying positive throughout this time has been extremely important to me.
COVID has made me eternally grateful for things I never used to consider special. Going to the book store and grabbing a coffee, playing at the park, the list goes on.
To help myself (and hopefully others) I've written a list of five things that may have been mundane before the pandemic, but now are highlights of my day.
I've always been an avid reader but during the lockdown, reading has become my escape. Getting lost in a book has allowed me to forget for a short time the worries of the world.
2. My Morning Coffee
I'm certain coffee is everyone's favourite part of waking up (especially moms). But during my time at home, I've enjoyed my coffee even more. Taking time to enjoy every sip while babbling with my daughter. Rather than throwing it in a to-go mug and rushing out the door, I've been able to sit back and really enjoy it.
3. Unlimited Family Time
Spending time with my family during this time has been a blessing. Our mornings are spent eating yummy breakfasts and playing with our daughter. Although life as we know it has changed I'm sure everyone can agree that quality family time is a benefit that no one takes for granted.
4. My Gratitude
After this pandemic ends our lives will never be the same. No longer will taking our children to the park or running errands seem like a chore, but a gift. The thought of being able to walk around a grocery store while taking my time and not worrying if the person beside me is sick seems like a dream come true. I promise to sincerely enjoy the little things once we're all free to resume life.
5. Home Cooked Meals
I'm not going to lie and say I'm the perfect stay at home mom who cooks a four-course meal for her family every night. That's just not true. There are lots of times pizza is dinner (and there's nothing wrong with that!) but this long period of social distancing has allowed me to explore different recipes and take time to create healthy meals for my family.
During this time of uncertainty and worry, I hope you can find happiness in the little things. A huge thank you to all the essential workers who risk getting sick every day, I think of you daily.
Stay happy friends xoxo.