get happy during quarantine

let’s face it, there’s not a lot of wiggle room in quarantine. and things like a target run, no longer have the same affect on us. I don’t know about you, but the stress I went through on one trip to target was enough for a life time. did I wipe the cart enough? is my mask too loose? how quickly can I be in and out? is someone already in the aisle I need to go down?

it’s no way to live my friend. but here we are. only for a short time.

I’ve been on the struggle bus a bit lately, and it seems like finding the joy is taking some extra time and patience for me. so I started to compile a list of things I do that make me happy, all while being stuck in quarantine.

-listen to Lizzo
no, not child appropriate, but there’s just something about those lyrics and that rhythm that makes you dance. plug in the AirPods, or go for a drive with the windows down.

-bake some nestle chocolate chip cookies
yes, there are other chocolate chip cookie recipes, but everyone knows this is the best one. plus, phoebes grandmother swore by this recipe.

-get some physical activity in
“happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t.”

-watch this video multiple times. Terry is just fine.

-go to Starbucks.
this requires no explanation because it’s just as wonderful out of quarantine as it is in. but in quarantine it feels like a mini vacation.

-send someone a gift in the mail
I sent my best friend chocolates from a place we visited in Savanah and seeing how happy it made her, made me happy.

-decide on a new planner
this weird season we’re in won’t last forever, and school is starting (whether you’re online or not) so we need new planners. I’m trying out an Erin Condren planner this year and I’m super stoked about it.

-read a funny book
my go to would be Mindy Kailing’s books

it’s not a long list, because hi. did you read that this is for quarantine. but it’s a list. I’m learning so much that we have to find the joy in the little things right now, because the big big things don’t exist.

it’s an odd season. but we’re in it. doing the best we can. what makes you happy right now?

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