Tea Time Ritual
Include in your day 15-30 minutes for tea time. The action of the ritual surrounds preparing and enjoying your favorite drink, and the meaning of doing so can have many reasons. It could be the only time of day you get alone, or the only time of day that you don’t spend worrying about other things.
Variations include only brewing this special kind of tea/coffee during this moment, or picking a day or two where you indulge in something more expensive or time intensive. Prefer water? Try adding a lemon or other fruit for an infusion and use your choice symbolically. Once a week you could prepare a treat to go along with your daily ritual, or simply have a bar of chocolate you get a piece of each ritual.
If you’d like you can also vary what you do during tea time. If you’re needing more stillness try just sitting still or meditation, if you need to process what you’re going through try journalling. Whatever you want to do- let it be something you enjoy!
And of course, this does not have to be an afternoon tea- you can find this ritual whenever it would work best for you: first thing after waking up, during a morning lull, a lunch break, before bed, etc.!