What is it about tea time that makes us all contemplative? I have always felt that it’s because we give ourselves explicit permission to do nothing. A daily recess in which the only requirement is to enjoy yourself. Late 2016, I went on a 2 week vacation, something I hadn’t had a chance to do in quite a while because of some family responsibilities. It was a lovely break, and I came back refreshed and inspired to tackle a new year. I also came back determined that I wasn’t going to wait until the next vacation to feel that way. Titles like ‘what if every day was a vacation’ or ‘the life from which you don’t need a vacation’ aren’t just words filled with wishful thinking, are they? I am finding out that small changes incorporated into my every day can have big, positive impact on my life. For example, you know that lovely feeling of getting up in the morning when you are on vacation, and knowing that you have to fit in visits to not one, but two art museums (substitute this for whatever you find fun; my boys would say that museum visits were torture)? I realized after I came back that if I incorporated more experiences in my day or week that I look forward to, I can recapture that feeling of joy, and not view it like a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that I have to toil towards. Seriously, every big aha moment that I have had over the last few years is an obvious conclusion that everyone probably knew all along, but bear with me. It then boils down to the same enjoying the journey vs. let’s get to the destination now theme, right? What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts, so do write in and share. Happy 4PM! Have a wonderful tea time!- Priya
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