Recently, after a long day at work, I came home in need of a simple luxury – a treat, if you will – because my mind was still racing, but I was exhausted. And before I knew it, the remedy for such a moment was sure at hand – a hot cup of tea.
As I opened my cupboard, I realized that one of the greatest simple luxuries was having a wide array of tea choices to select from. Just the simple scent lofting from the shelves made me smile, and I could immediately sense my stress floating away.
“Tea: A drink that relieves thirst and dissipates sorrow.”
I couldn’t agree more with this quote, and whether you are a coffee or a tea fan, to a have a shelf of quality selections that you have picked up along your travels is an opportunity to not only enjoy a moment of relaxation, but to revel in sweet nostalgia as well.
More importantly, it is the action of taking the time to slow down and savor what you are sipping that is in many ways something to strive to keep in your busy schedule. As the days pass by quickly and seemingly in a flash, the choice of sitting down, pausing and savoring the end to each day is a ritual that I richly enjoy.
Whether you ritual is something you partake in during the wee morning hours or the middle of the day, give yourself the permission to take time out for yourself. Your body and your mind will thank you.
Some of my favorite ways to enjoy my cup of tea in the evening:
Snuggled up in my favorite armchair with blanket at hand
A Leisurely Magazine Within Reach to Peruse Through
With Fresh Flowers Somewhere Nearby
And My Dogs By My Side
Out of curiosity, how do you enjoy ending your days? I’d love to hear.