You Should Keep a Tiny Bottle of Bubbly in Your Fridge

You Should Keep a Tiny Bottle of Bubbly in Your Fridge
Photo: Claire Lower

There are a lot of terrible things happening in the world right now, but — while it is completely fine and valid to be sad or angry about the terrible stuff — that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy, or even celebrate when good things happen. Even small things. Seeing as there is nothing quite as celebratory as Champagne (or Prosecco if you’re less than rich), it’s a good idea to keep a tiny bottle of bubbly around to punctuate those fleeting happy moments.

Heck, it can even be a can of bubbly. But having a chilled portion of sparkling wine ready to go in your fridge means you can revel in spontaneous feel-good moments immediately, without having to leave your house to purchase anything. Whether it’s a promotion, a job offer, negative medical test results, an athletic victory or some sort of personal milestone, popping a bottle — no matter how tiny — forces you to stop and savour the nice moment. (If you don’t drink alcohol, buy a really nice sparkling lemonade, or an expensive CBD beverage.)

Celebrating a small good thing might feel self-indulgent at first. After all, there are a lot of very big bad things going on that deserve your attention. But focusing on nothing but bad things can lead to fatigue, grumpiness and burnout, and tired, grumpy, burnt-out people are not as effective when it comes to helping combat the very bad things.

So please, keep a small bottle (or can) of a special sparkling beverage in your fridge at all times. Maybe even keep a few little bottles in there. Then, the next time something good happens, open one, cheers the good thing that happened, and appreciate how good it feels to celebrate a good thing. (Then, once refreshed, you can turn your attention back to the bad things. But maybe wait until the morning. You have been drinking, after all.)

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