With modern-day technology dictating our lives and providing constant access to emails, news, social media to name a few, us working generation are finding it tougher and tougher to break away from our lives online that connects us all to each other 24hours a day. Today being National Tea Day (yes, there’s such a thing!) we want to bring back the tea break!
It’s so important to find time throughout the day where you can step away from your desk and take a proper break, so we’ve come up with five ways to reclaim that tea break of yours where you can disconnect and do something positive for your body.
Take up journaling/creative writing
Instead of trawling Net-A-Porter’s “New In” tab on your tea break (we’re guilty of doing this on the regular) why not switch off your screen and put pen to paper. Journaling is a lovely habit to get into to document your thoughts for the day, life experiences and even dreams and aspirations that maybe you’re too scared to admit out loud. Let it be your world where you share anything that comes to mind. Let your train of thought flow and see where it takes you. Not only will it exercise your mind and imagination it will also provide a keepsake that you can turn back to as years pass. It’s something creative you can do no matter how much or how little time you have and it’s a great way to reflect on your life and really tune in to your thoughts rather than shutting them out.
Go to a workout class
If in doubt, sweat it out! There are loads of studios and gyms that do shortened workouts for busy bees wanting to get their exercise fix in. Many offer lunchtime workouts that are quick, intense and over in a flash so you can get in and get out in less than an hour. Our faves include Barrecore’s Signature Express and Stretch classes, 9Round’s 30 Minute Kickbox Fitness and Heartcore’s Express Ride to name a few!
With the exciting opening of Re:Mind’s dreamy meditation studio in Victoria, why not use your tea break to meditate? If you don’t have a studio like Re:Mind near you then find a quiet spot (hey, why not book out a meeting room for 20 mins?) and re-centre yourself and quieten your mind. It’s an amazing way to interject some tranquillity into your busy day and can even positively impact the rest of your working day. With a calm mind, you are much more likely to make better decisions and think more clearly. If you like, why not try and guided meditation from Madeleine Shaw’s Glow Guides App?
Swap your builders tea for herbal tea
For most of us, a tea break isn’t one without, you guessed it… tea! To give your body a whole host of added benefits, trying swapping your breakfast/builders tea for a herbal one. We absolutely adore Pukka’s wide variety of teas but in particular their new Lean Matcha Green. With a unique blend of oolong, cinnamon, ginger and fennel it’s the perfect, uplifting tea break treat to help power you through the rest of your to-do list.
Set up a stretch session for you and your colleagues
Why not take the initiative and set up a stretch session that anyone can join in? That #desklife isn’t good for your body long term so incorporating stretching into your tea break is the perfect reason to step away from your computer and turn your attention to YOU. There are plenty of really helpful stretch routines online and you can also use this time to mingle with your work pals and detach from your to-do list.
So there you have it, 5 ways to reclaim your tea break that will do you mind and body the world of good!
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