Have you ever had a bad day where things kept going from bad to worse and you end up stressing about the little things?
Tim’s work is very stressful, and when he stresses, I would stress too. But lately, I’ve noticed how much control I have in these situations and how I can really set the mood in our home. Moods are contagious, and it’s very apparent that we feed off each other’s emotions. So we can either keep going along the same path or do something different to change the scene.
When things are getting a little out of hand in our home, food always has a way to turn things around. Whether it’s a sandwich or a homemade dessert, it can truly help in boosting our mood & overall morale. I don’t really know the science behind or correlation between mood and food, but food always brings us immediate satisfaction. But the one important thing you’ll need to note is that the person preparing the food must be in a positive state. I’m a firm believer in ‘energy transfer’ and if you put in happy energy into the food you make, the person eating it will be happy too.
Almost always, a few extras can make the experience even more wonderful. Like breakfast in bed, or a dessert on the couch with a movie on, or some marshmallows and chocolate chips on an otherwise boring bowl of warm oats. There are so many things you can do with food to add a little oomph to the whole experience.
The other day when Tim came home a little moody from work, and had gotten totally drenched from the heavy rain, I decided that we were going to have dinner in front of the TV. I laid out blankets, put the diffuser on, and ordered some cakes to go with the dinner. We binged on Brooklyn 99, laughed our hearts out, and fell asleep in the TV room. To my relief, the evening felt so pleasant and comforting. And I knew he really needed that.
At the end of the day, we are a team, and will always work as a team. If the tables had turned, I am confident Tim will be there for me. He is my absolute best friend and will always know the right words to say to cheer me up when I’m feeling down.
Hope you’re doing okay today!