Our lives are so busy. We hurry around jumping from one task to the next that sometimes we forget to take time for ourselves to just sit. It is no wonder some cultures have a siesta or afternoon break. More of us could learn from this practice and probably should incorporate our own quieting event into our day. For me, I like to pour myself a cup of tea. A cup of tea is an inviting way to say, “Let’s relax and take a seat.” Whether your cup of tea is a quiet moment for yourself or a shared experience with a friend, put the tea kettle on. Enjoy the quiet and allow yourself the opportunity to breathe.

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