It can be hard to keep your long-term perspective while living in the short-term reality of stay-at-home rules and a recession. Most people struggle with entertainment budget cuts. Children may not understand why they have to change their routines and habits suddenly. Try to find the silver lining. Here are some helpful tips for weathering stay at home and recession challenges.
Make the most of the additional time you’re spending with family at home. Use this current challenge as an opportunity to teach children about (and refresh yourself on) money management skills, and the difference between wants and needs.
If you’re used to dining out, make eating at home more fun by experimenting with new recipes and cooking together.
Take time to appreciate the things you own — dust off old games and books, or watch a movie you haven’t seen in awhile. Head outdoors to walk, hike, swim, play ball or get creative with sidewalk chalk.
All changes require time to adapt to new routines. Don’t build up expectations about what might change in the future. Focus on the here and now. Celebrate your wins as a family. Take time to acknowledge each other’s efforts to adjust, because you’re all doing your best in Here are some helpful tips for weathering stay at home and recession challenges.
You and your family will get through this by working together.