Let’s be honest, there are moments when panic attacks attack, nerves set in, body sweats take over, migraines cripple you, or your blood sugar simply runs low. For whatever tendencies you know yourself well enough to expect, there is a very simple solution: make an OH SHIT KIT. I have never claimed to be entirely PC, and while I am not pushing anything on anyone, I highly suggest doing this for your own reassurance to guarantee that you will not only always be able to control anything that you typically can’t on your own, but that this will help to keep you calm so that the anticipation of the possibility of any of said events happening doesn’t make you a wreck.
- The “rushing and I forgot the daily necessities”: from deodorant to a sewing kit, extra makeup to tampons, be prepared. Get a cute zip cosmetic bag and stock up. Keep it in your bag, in your drawer at work, in your car – wherever.
- Fashion malfunction fixers: When a seam busts, a button pops, or coffee happens to fall in your lap instead of your mouth, these few things can save the day with zero anxiety: safety pins, fashion tape, shout wipes, mini sewing kit. Trust me.
- Say yes to drugs: Whatever Rx scripts you need to whatever OTC pills help you feel like a human again, load up and stock up. Vitamins, allergies, headache relievers – they are like magic wishes from angels when you’re suddenly slacking and know that nothing except for one of these little saviors will help.
- Add in extras: Whether toothpaste or floss, band-aids or whatever, these are the things that no one ever usually has on hand but someone inevitably always needs.