This post brought to you by Tazo® Tea. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Inspired By This.
Whether you’re coming home from a long day at the office or need an afternoon breather at work, unwinding is so necessary. We have realized, time and time again, how important it is to have some “me time.” Or, in most cases, take a much needed break from our to-do lists. So, we came up with these 5 ways to brighten your mood midday. We partnered with Tazo® Tea because they totally get this too. We particularly love their Awake™ blend, which is a breakfast style black tea invigorating at any time of day. Here are 5 ways it factors into our mood boosting activities:
Take a Walk
We feel like we say this all the time, but being outside is one of the best parts of our day! Take along a hot cup of tea (now that it’s fall!) and walk and sip joyfully.
Enjoy a cup of tea
On that note, simply enjoying a cup of tea can be a great mood booster. Tea is more than just a comforting warm beverage. For us, it signifies both a social interaction and relaxation. Two things that instantly lift our mood. Wether we are sipping it on our own or having a makeshift ‘tea party’ we’re enjoying it no matter what. Plus, it’s impossible to feel stressed with a cup of tea at hand ;).
Connect with your coworkers
Some of our most uplifting times are spent catching up and joking with the other women in the office. It’s true! Although we’re lucky to work somewhere with awesome synergy, this can work for anyone! Take your tea and offer your coworker a cup too. You would be surprised how much positivity a conversation with a coworker (that’s not about work) can bring.
What goes great with an afternoon cup of Tazo tea? A cookie! Tea & cookies, or a macaron if it suits your fancy, is the perfect combination. And the perfect remedy for an afternoon slump. Take your midday break seriously and seriously enjoy it!
When all else fails, add a little caffeine to your routine. When we feel groggy or unproductive a cup of Awake English Breakfast instantly perks us up. Sometimes that’s all you need! We love all of Tazo’s tea blends but now that Fall is back, we’ll be sipping the hot teas exclusively! The Awake, Zen™, and Passion® blends are our favorites!