Avoid being Hangry
I am an angry and upset soul, if I am hungry. I cannot function until I am happily fed. 🙂 Comfort food, quick recipes, elaborate meals – anything works. Even my mother will agree to it. I used to get up at night as a kid, have Maggi and then sleep again happily. Now, with lockdown in place and I have indulged in preparing delicacies which I would avoid otherwise. There is a special kind of happiness that you feel when you prepare your own favorite meals. Or is it only me who feels so?
The beginning of lockdown had caused an uproar in out set routines. The work boundaries have shifted, the kid has to be bathed, fed and then we also spend time to try & learn new activities everyday. I have realized that I am not a superwoman, trying to achieve too many things a day is not possible. We indulge in more free play now and new activities are taken up on weekends. After dinner, I relish my free time with movies/series, blogging or reading novels.
And, Mr Hubby and the little kiddo love their me-time too! The kiddo sits on his playmat and enjoys his world of cars, dinosaurs and what not. 🙂
Pretend Play with Kid
Even with more free play, an hour of the day is reserved for pretend play with my son. And, I am in awe of the imagination that runs wild. While learning alphabets, we quickly move from elephants to rainbow in the sky or the tiger in the book is his friend who took him for a jungle safari. I have even got cooking lessons on how to add spices. 🙂
Connecting with friends and family
The daily ritual of video call with the complete family is the highlight of the day. I had never thought that talking about mundane things like grocery lists can also be this interesting. To add more fun, we are experimenting with different filters on the video apps now. And, obviously there are gossip sessions too!
We have not been to office since mid-March, but the joint conference calls or the whatsapp chats with friends are a big relief! Even though virtual, we are just happy with the human connect. 🙂
These are my little secrets of happiness and I am still searching for more ways to be happy. Do these little things also make you happy? Do share your secrets of happiness with us in the comments. The more ways we know, the merrier we can all be! 😉
“This post is written for SpeakEasy Blogging Challenge by Ruchi & Dipika“.