Think back to the last time you stayed at someone’s home other than your own. Maybe you were crashing at a friend’s place for a night or spending a week with your in-laws. To stay safe, most of us are probably limiting our visits away from home during the pandemic, but my most recent overnight stay was at a hotel in Nashville in July. Now, remember how your cup of coffee tasted the next morning.
To save money, I opted for a cup of Joe from the do-it-yourself mini coffee maker in my hotel room and IT WAS AWFUL. Hey, it was free and we were trying to find ways to be frugal, yet still have fun during this new COVID era. There are some things that just make sense to skimp on financially. For me, a warm cup of coffee to get me started with my day is simply not one of them.
I have found my morning sanctuary in a French Vanilla Cappuccino K-Cup from my local grocery store. Technically, that may still be skimping to those who opt to wait in a long line for a specialty drink at Starbucks, and that’s ok. No judgment here. Self-care comes in many different ways. I have simply learned not to indulge in free coffee from my hotel suite or the local auto service center while waiting for an oil change. Other things we should not skimp on are garbage bags and toilet paper. Since cheaper usually means thinner, we know what happens next.
Even more important than coffee or household items is our mental health and well-being. Taking care of ourselves is the most important investment we can make, even if it means paying a bit more for quality care. At The Wellness Connection, our mental health services may not be the cheapest in the area, but our team delivers exceptional care as a system of support for each and every client. We do so because we care and believe you’re worth it!