If ‘taking a breather’ seems like a distant memory to you, or ‘chillaxing’ seems like a dream, it probably means that you need to snatch away some time for yourself: you need to chill out, take it easy and re-charge.
Nowadays, life is constantly busy and bustling, whether we’re attending to family members, juggling work or even trying to avoid being a social hermit, it rarely feels like there’s time to truly rest our bodies and minds. To help you achieve a zen like state here are our 5 top tips to help you wind down, and relax.
Breathe In, Breathe Out – One of the best ways to chill out is to engage in meditation, or get down to a yoga class (whether this be with a group, or in your bedroom!). As daunting as meditation sounds, combing meditation with the practice of mindfulness can be the key to ‘living in the moment’ and re-invigorating yourself when the toil of life hits. There’s loads of ways to start up meditation or yoga, and there’s a wealth of apps available making it super easy. Try it, you’ll thank us.
Move your body – Exercise can be a wonderful way to chill out, and grab some ‘me time’. Whether that’s a leisurely stroll around your local park or nature reserve, a run with friends (here at Tea Huggers, we love a good park run to start a Saturday!), an afternoon kayaking or even a tennis match, exercise can do wonders for relaxing you.
Boil the Kettle – Sometimes, the best way to chill out is to indulge in your favourite things: a book, a cuddle with your pet, a flick through a magazine or a warming, comforting mug of tea that can totally change your outlook.
Our Chill Out tea is perfect for this. It’s caffeine free and naturally energising. Chill Out Tea is crammed with strawberry and basil whilst bursting with fruity pieces with a scrumptious chamomile base. Popping this in your cup will soothe your mind and body, and the lemon verbena adds a citrusy lightness to your day.
Make a date – Make some time every week to spend time with the people closest to you. A ‘date night’ with your partner can be the perfect time to talk and chill out together, or a baking session or tea meet-up can be perfect with those friends that always calm you down.
Don't forget to breath deeply and to smile!