Time Out

When life gets insane, sometimes a writer has to just chill.  You know, take a time out from life, even if it’s a short one.  And I’m talking about the kind of time out that doesn’t involve music or TV blaring, or even a kitty that can’t decide if he wants in or out so you’re on your feet waiting for him to make up his mind.  (Yes, that would be you, Bennett Charles!)

I’ve followed a ritual lately that is soothing, calming, and generally makes me feel like I’m still civilized instead of one foot dipping into the cray-cray.  P1130689As silly as it sounds, I make a pot of tea.  The beauty of it all: you take a few teabags and steep it in hot water.  Piece of cake!  Or Paleo cookies. . ..

So, yeah, truly proper tea drinkers would probably cringe at my method, but hey, whatevs.  It works for me.

Why tea?  Because, no matter how much I try to convince myself it’s five o’clock somewhere in the world, a stiff drink at 9 a.m. isn’t generally a good idea. 

At least, that’s what I’ve been told.  😉

What do you do to take a moment just for you?

Happy living,

10 thoughts on “Time Out

  1. Hi Melia, Having a cup of tea when life gets hectic is always my go-to. There is something very soothing about the whole ritual of making tea and then finding a quiet corner in which to curl up and let the stress of the day drift away. Cheers!

  2. Hi, Melia! Everything you said is so true. SIGH! WHen I need a time out, I make myself a cupp of decaf coffee, grab a piece of Raaka raw chocolate, find a comfy spot and get the cat to lay on my lap (which is easy – he LOVES Raaka chocolate.) Then I savor the moment, the warm lap, the purring, and the chocolate.

  3. My go-to escapes are vanishing as I get older. I used to lay in a tanning bed for 5 minutes. Gave that up. I used to brew a cup of coffee. Gave that up. Now I’m trying to figure out WHAT I do…

  4. Thank you, Diane!

    I’ve really enjoyed this pattern – it’s so “happy” even during a long, dark winter. Sounds silly, I know! 🙂

    And I love your form of relaxation, too!


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