What’s in a tea moment? Tea moments are a perfect way to take a break during our hectic daily schedules; to relax and enjoy a few moments alone. This week we explore ‘alone time’ and hope you’ll reflect on how it works best for you.

We all need  ‘alone time’ at some point during the day. Alone time benefit us by momentarily releasing the thoughts and worries of the day while we focus on something completely different or don’t focus at all and just be. Ahhh…

We instinctively know when our children need alone time and give them quiet time, a time out or a nap. But we often don’t see the signs in ourselves and neglect this essential need.  When we don’t give ourselves some alone time we often become stressed out, short tempered or ultimately worn out and sick.

“It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.” – K.T. Jong

Your Alone Time?  When and where works for you?Tea Moment Alone Time

And the benefits….

Relax and Rest your body and mind

Balance out our hectic work and home schedule

Gives you time to daydream and go to your ‘happy place’

Reflect on your personal goals

Gain Perspective on the ‘mountains’ that are really ‘molehills’ : )

 

Post your insights below to be entered to win $25 of relaxing tea from special teas we’ve chosen for ‘alone time’. Come back and check out our blog or Facebook page next week for the tea choices we suggest.

 

Tea moments are wonderful ways to take a few moments out of a busy day to pause and reflect.

Three teas we suggest to help you have a relaxing tea moment:

Lavender Earl Grey from Tea Galleries in San Diego, CA

Dragonwell ‘tea of contemplation’ from Silk Road Tea in #Victoria, BC

Halo a ‘flowering white tea’ from Art of Tea in Monterey Park, CA

We love watching loose leaf tea swirling around in our Libre Travel Mugs, it’s so mesmerizing and relaxing. A perfect tea moment whether we are at home, in the office or taking our tea on the go!

What is your favourite type of alone time? Where do you like to spend your alone time?

 

For more information on the importance of alone time:

Oprah – Why you must have solitude and time for yourself

Seattle Times – Why it pays to have Alone Time

Elephant Journal – The Art of Solitude

Comments (31)

  1. Reply

    Tea for me is when I can relax and calm myself down. I love to drink tea while I am reading a book after everyone else has gone to bed and I am the only up. It is nice and quiet and peaceful at that time of night and it just makes the day complete.

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    I find that feel myself relaxing when I am walking alone in the woods or on the beach. I often take my camera along and focusing on the world through my lense helps clear my mind. It’s like a meditation. My husband and I are both going through really serious health crisis at the moment and so self-care has never been more important. If I can’t get out for a walk, then just stretching out on my bed and closing my eyes, even for 10 minutes helps.

    In our house, we have an evening tea ritual and now that it’s autumn, we are returning to it. My husband often makes and brings me a cup of tea without being asked. We always say tea=love. It must be true-we’re celebrating 22 (happy!) years on October 27th.

  3. Sunnymay

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    Tea time is a welcome respite from everyday life, so I can carry on after my break. Choosing from a tea cupboard to match my mood inspires me to breathe in the vapors of soothing aromas and enjoy the “I’m taking good care moment.”

  4. Mariann R

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    My real time for quiet is to fill my Libre tumbler
    with some Chamomile tea, and knit. The calmness of watching the tea leaves floating, and my hands knitting stitches puts me in a zen moment.
    Nothing could be better, I’m relaxed for hours afterward. 🙂

    Happy Tea Sipping

  5. CathyH

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    My favorite alone time is in my art studio. Having a special tea enhances my creativity and energy.

  6. Reply

    I love to choose a different flavor in the evening when I am either reading a book or watching tv while knitting at the same time. I love the soothing drink and the scent of the flavor I am trying at the time. Especially now that it is chilly in the evening now it warms me up too!

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    My favorite alone time is in my beautiful fenced-in vegetable garden. I sit in my comfy chair, though I am not technically alone. Kaci, my beloved kitty, comes out to the garden with me, and just watching her stretch in the sun makes me instantly relax and smile. Hummingbirds flutter about, taking nips from the surrounding flowers growing up the fence.

    Nothing makes me happier. 🙂

  8. gracie

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    My alone time is my day off from my PT babysitting job, kids @ school & I know I have until 2:30 for MY time. I like to make some oolong or earl grey tea with toast and totally veg out watching TV or just reading, sometimes & only sometimes I will stay in bed the whole time, then around 2 I will run around trying to get my chores done & there goes my relaxing time!!!

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    My favorite alone time is after dinner, when the meal has been served, all 6 of the kids and hubby are fed and happy. I know they won’t need anything else from me for a few minutes. I load up my libre tea glass and head for the wooden swing on the front porch. The weather is so perfect right now to just sit and reflect on the day. Time to clear my head before the bed time routine kicks in and I start all over again.

  10. jules mcnubbin

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    i like to relax in the bathtub, with a steaming cup of chamomile.. lit candles and lots of bath salts, bubbles and oils.. its bliss….

  11. Lynne Z

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    My best alone time is Saturday morning sitting in my sunroom waking up slowly with my morning tea, and not planning to do anything else until I’ve had at least 2-3 cups

  12. Olivia Rubin

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    Today I enjoyed laying in the MRI machine…some may question that, but I have been experiencing such pain from a bulging disc and having to speak with insurance and make PT appointments and get cortizone shots, and Monday a spinal shot, that laying in there, unbothered for 20 minutes was great.
    when not in MRI, any time sitting with my Labrador retriever is relaxing

  13. Laurie

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    My tea time is always with my lunch – iced green tea to give me my mid day pick up.

  14. Wendy Fields

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    Tea time is like meditation for me. After the demanding work day, after giving most of myself to bosses and staff and customers, I come home to quiet and the promise of warm comfort. Tea can’t be rushed. It takes about an hour to boil the water, steep the tea, pour a cup and let it cool enough to drink, pour another cup and let it cool to drink and then a third. I pull out my best Royal Doulton, using the teapot warmer with tealight candle to keep the tea warm. I use matching teapot, teacup & saucer and creamer. And only loose tea. Tea tastes better out of fine bone china. My husband enjoys a cuppa with me each evening (he takes his in a mug) and we visit about our day. It’s better than cocktail hour and I won’t skip tea time for an early dinner out or movie or socializing with friends. Nothing comes before tea. When I’m done with tea, my strength and energy are restored. And then, I get my second wind. Tea time is my favorite time of day, every day.

  15. Karol

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    For me, relaxing is taking a quiet walk alone, listening to music, watching a movie when everyone else has gone to bed, or a nice long hot shower. But my favorite is a hot cup of tea, some Shortbread cookies and a great book. The best way to wind down after a tough day.

  16. stacey h

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    i enjoy tea first thing in the morning, it helps me transition from sleep mode to awake mode by awakening my senses.

  17. Melissa A.

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    My favorite alone time is relaxing in the bathtub with a good book….something I don’t get to do often enough!

  18. Wendy Fields

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    Tea time for me is like meditation for me. After the demanding work day, after giving most of myself to bosses and staff and customers, I come home to quiet and the promise of warm comfort. I can’t rush tea. It takes about an hour to boil the water, steep the tea, pour a cup and let it cool enough to drink, pour another cup and let it cool to drink and then a third. I pull out my best Royal Doulton, using the teapot warmer with tealight candle to keep the tea warm. I use matching teapot, teacup & saucer and creamer. Tea tastes better out of fine bone china. My husband enjoys a cuppa with me each evening (he takes his in a mug) and we visit about our day. It’s better than cocktail hour and I won’t skip it for an early dinner out or movie or socializing with friends. Nothing comes before tea. When I’m done with tea, my strenth and energy are restored. And then, I get my second wind. Tea time is my favorite time of day.

  19. Sheri L.

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    I love sitting out in my garden in the morning and listening to the birds. It’s peaceful and relaxing.

  20. Shannon

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    Honestly, lately, it’s sleeping. As a new mother, time alone in bed is spent resting through sleep!

  21. Shawna

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    I always know when I need alone time, I start to get crabby! It’s best for me and everyone around me that I take some space. Oddly enough, a hot yoga class (full of people!) allows me this space, and my favourite is probably curling up with a good book and a cup of tea 🙂

  22. Ray S

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    I enjoy my alone time every morning before the sun rises and the family gets up. Sipping a cup of hot tea reading the daily paper each dawn! Thanks!

  23. Renata

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    Love enjoying tea in the cooler weather sitting in the living room by the fireplace engrossed reading in a novel! Thanks so much!

  24. Georgiana

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    I love tea in the mornings as I wake up with just a touch of lemon! I read and relax as I get energized to start my day!
    Thank you Libre!

  25. CarolynH

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    Great alone time is laughing aloud along the millions of viewers watching The Ellen Show and even dancing in my living room with Ellen. When it’s time to be quiet and calm I enjoy sitting in a big oversized comfy chair with a fluffy cat on my lap to pet while enjoying a cup of hot herbal tea sweetened with honey; even better if Joel Osteen is on the TV to uplift my spirits and remind me of all I’m thankful for in life.

  26. April

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    My me time/tea time can be any time of the day, however, I love to go for a brisk walk or leisurly stroll to collect my thoughts, work out my problems, regain some enegry, regain focus & control, & just simply to enjoy nature & breath. My me time involves some bit of nature to help me keep in mind the bigger picture & interaction/connection of all that is around us. Tea is the cherry on top. It provides a bit of ritual, to prepare the water, steep the tea, notice & be mindful of the scent, color, flavor, temperature of the tea. Relaxation at its best, a cup of tea, sunny skies, fall foilage, & a comfy porch.

  27. Reply

    Some times you just have to create a quiet time. For me, when I am at work, it is between phone calls and faxes and other demands. When I go and get my peppermint tea and the smell and taste takes me away temporarily.

  28. Marsha Saenz-Jones

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    My favorite alone time is when the kids have gone to bed and I can sit back and enjoy a cup of tea and a good book.

  29. Jen

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    My favourite alone time is in the evening when I can snuggle on the couch with hubby and enjoy my nightly tea! So comforting and relaxing!

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