By Carole Fogarty
Rejuvenate Your Soul:
“If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live” Lin Yutang
I recently caught up with a girlfriend for a cuppa at our local beach cafe. Prior to meeting with her, I was hoping she would cancel at the last minute as my day was becoming extremely busy. My mind was doing its best to convince me that I had far more urgent and important things to do.
Lucky for me, my girlfriend didn’t cancel and once there, I began to “let go” and unwind. I later returned to my home/office feeling refreshed and filled with a deeper appreciation for the rejuvenating qualities of sharing a cup of tea with a great friend.
It was this recent experience which inspired me for this weeks three simple self care tips. I trust they encourage you to stop, breath and think more often about “giving back” to your physical, emotional or spiritual self.
Self care reminders:
1: The Importance Of A Peaceful Morning And Afternoon Tea:
Make a point of taking time out to enjoy, taste and appreciate your morning and afternoons teas. Always sit down, in a pleasant environment away from your desk or computer avoiding where possible excess noise and stimulation.
My Ayurvedic practitioner shared with me that eating and drinking in a pleasant environment invites warmth, calm and nourishment to your senses and body.
Eating and drinking in a stressful, busy environment can easily fuel your body with more agitation.
2: True Friendship Rejuvenates:
Often a thoughtful, fun, happy, supportive or understanding ear can be the perfect ingredient to refresh and rejuvenate you.
Regularly catching up with a close friend can be a magical way to boost your level of self care. Never underestimate the healing qualities and rewards that friendship has to offer.
3: Treat Yourself To A Change Of Scenery:
In times of overwhelm, often a change of scenery is the best medicine. Walking away and putting some healthy space between you and all the reminders of your deadlines, worries and busyness is a very wise and sensible thing to do.
Change the scenery around you and change how you are feeling.
Add a boost to the healing qualities of tea and friendship by treating yourself and your friend to a change of scenery. A new cafe, new location, different people, smells and sights can be a fun and simple way to shake off any overwhelm and put things back into perspective again.
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