My bag goes absolutely everywhere with me. It feels like a extra limb that’s been cut off if I leave it behind and in 4 years or so, I genuinely don’t think I’ve been anywhere without my bag. I’m a very organised person and I like to be prepared for any eventuality. Having my bag with me, with everything in it I might need if something goes wrong gives me a tremendous amount of comfort and calm which not everybody understands. I carry a helluva lot of stuff too, so it simply wouldn’t fit in my pockets! Here are some of my handbag must-haves and essentials!
Bottle of water & some food
A bottle of water is one of my biggest must-haves. In fact, I would probably rather forget my phone than a bottle of water. I love water, I drink so much of it and whilst obviously it’s very important to stay hydrated, it also calms me down a lot. So sipping water throughout the day, especially when I’m out or not at home can work wonders. I also always pop some food in my bag too – a banana or a cake bar of some sort just to keep me going.
Phone, purse and iPod
All the every day essentials here, sort of. I panic if I’m outside and don’t have my phone or any means of contact to someone if I need them. My purse, for obviously reasons and my iPod is always a must-have for me too because especially in the car on a long journey, I love being able to switch off, pop my headphones in and block the world out for a little while.
The book I’m reading at the time comes everywhere with me. Everywhere. Even if I know chances are I won’t be able to read it, I always take it just in case. It’s always handy to have if I ever find myself in the car waiting for someone or something or finding a nice bench somewhere whilst walking the dog.
Kalms tablets and Bachs Rescue Remedy Spray
These are essentials for me to be able to manage my anxiety throughout the day. However, over the last few months, I’ve been using these less and less and less. Which is obviously really good! But, I do like to always have them handy in case I need a little relief throughout the day. The spray is super handy to just spritz on your tongue if you start to feel a little overwhelmed.