I have just brewed my very first ever pot of tea…I mean, I’ve certainly drunk plenty of tea in my time, but never loose leaf tea brewed in a tea pot….and guess what? I like it!
My good friend keeps telling me...life’s too short for tea bags! I’m a coffee drinker really, so I didn’t get it. To me, tea was something you drank when you had already had too much coffee. But since drastically reducing my coffee intake, I have rediscovered tea. In the morning, I have hot water with lemon, at midday, I have my green tea – now freshly brewed in my special pot. In the evenings I indulge in herbal elixirs to tempt me into a state quiet relaxation. Now I can go through a whole day with little thought for coffee (I know…traitorous!) when before, I struggled to get past 9am! Have I swapped one vice for another? I don’t think so. I think it’s about finding something that is an indulgence, a ritual…something for yourself. Taking time to brew a pot of tea isn’t just about the tea…it’s so much more.
The pleasure of the pause. Taking time out. ‘Me time’. Recharging the batteries. Whatever you want to call it, it is important, essential even that we get it. Life is busy, we know that but I truly believe it is our own responsibility to take care of ourselves. Taking the time to brew a pot of tea and then sit and sip it at leisure is something we are all worthy of. Truly. If you like tea, make sure to include this nurturing ritual in your day…if not, find something you do love…but lets stop all this ‘hiding in the toilet’ for a bit of peace and quiet. That just sucks.
In fact, I’m so inspired…I’m going to dedicate the whole month to myself! This month I aim to go slower, live more simply, do more that inspires me and lifts me up, surround myself with like minded people who will support me, and be happy. I am very lucky to have the support of the 30 day Self Care Blueprint, an online Self Care Workshop to guide me… but even if you don’t…why not come along for the ride anyway…I think women make the world go round but imagine how awesome it would be if we were all happy, confident and living our best life. Well, that would just be amazing.
So…what are you going to do for yourself today? What is your favourite ritual or ‘time out’ activity? Let us know…we LOVE to hear from you!