September has arrived, schools have started and we are thrown back into routine and cold weather. With our busy lifestyles, the work-life balance can be difficult to achieve and maintain. The pressures to be social but also succeed in your career only add to the stress we may already be feeling.
Here are some simple steps to follow to achieve some peace; anybody can use them when needing a sense of calm if life gets a little bit too much:
Slow down and have a cup of tea
Tea can act as an excuse to have a little moment to relax. No matter what the season, a warming cup of tea can soothe and satisfy. For some of us, the simple act of making the tea can be quite meditative, the warm water and the deep exhale after the initial sip. Whether it’s an English breakfast tea with a sweet biscuit, or a relaxing, floral tea before bed, remember to take the moment to ‘just be’.
Practise yoga and meditation
You will be surprised at what 10 minutes of yoga and mindful relaxation can…