When was the last time you took a few moments for yourself? Time without feeling guilty about all the tasks & chores you 'should' be doing. Time to relax and recharge.
Our challenge this week was two-fold. First, we had to take some time for ourselves, in whatever way worked best for us, and then to document it with a photo.
The first thing that always comes to my mind when I want to relax and recharge is tea. A nice hot cuppa tea, with milk (not cream). Milk first, of course. *smile* There is a very specific ritual to making this tea also. The water must be boiled, not merely hot. The teapot must be warmed with boiling water, then dumped out, before the teabag and more boiling water are poured into it. A quilted cozy can keep it warm until serving, if you have one.
The tea must be hot when consumed. If it's had time to go cold, I was not relaxing at all. I was likely busily doing other stuff, probably for other people. Drinking tea with a friend is much better than drinking tea alone. Even if we don't say a word to each other, the act of savouring the hot brew together is pure bliss.
If I happen to be alone with my tea, having a thought provoking book or my latest knitting project in hand is a really pleasant way to relax after a challenging day. I can feel my blood pressure go down just thinking about it.