Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Decompress Time

The couple above are two of our good customers Rick and Dee Dee who occasionally come for afternoon tea upstairs. It is their time together for refinement and connection.

Decompress: to release from pressure

I was listening to someone say there are three ways to do this:

a) change of pace - doing something out of your ordinary routine

b) family/friend time - we use to say it was a shame not to know our neighbors now it can be said individuals do not connect with the people in their own house because of hectic schedules. Ask yourself the question who am I there for and who is there for me? Am I giving those people priority in my life?

c) down time - where you allow yourself to be free from performance or the burden of responsibility. Its called a FREE Day. A true free day is completely free of business meetings, business related phone calls, cell phone calls, emails or reading work related documents. You're not available to your staff, clients or students.

What I enjoy about Rick and DeeDee when they come for tea is that they enjoy spending time being in the moment and have introduced several friends to a more genteel way of living. When they travel they like to find new places to explore and have tea.

So try a change of pace today...find a new way to spend time with the people that you love...give yourself permission to have a little down time.

"There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread." - Mother Teresa

Matt 4:4 "But He answered and said, 'It is written, Man shall not live on bread alone..."

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