We’ve all done it: not lit that candle, used the other sheets, or saved the box of chocolates.

We don’t use them because we’re saving them for a special occasion. They sit untouched in cupboards collecting dust. They take up space in our homes despite rarely being used.

If your house is only tidy when people come over. If you only book a date on Valentine’s Day. If you’re only grateful on New Year’s Eve. If there are possessions you own that can’t be used every day, you could be falling for special occasion fallacy.

The fallacy is that there are no special occasions. Every day is a special occasion. There is a version of your life where that is true.

Light the candle, use the best plates, choose the fancy option if you feel like it. You don’t need an excuse.