The power of social distancing this week and the coming weeks is so important. You’re doing amazing, sweetie, so don’t give up now! But we understand that for most, the isolation is real. It can get lonely, and can be easy to spiral, but we encourage you to take frequent tea breaks during this period, have a cup of positivi-tea, and make the most of your time at home.
We’re all learning how to adjust to the new normal by practicing social distancing so we can #flattenthecurve. For those able to work from home, this means setting up a new daily routine and figuring out ways to adapt.
Aside from WFH office hours, now is the time to get creative with how we spend our days and nights indoors. We can use this time to chill out, spend time with our families, and reset our priorities. In the spirit of staying positive and to remind everyone we’re all in this together, we’re sharing fun ways to pass the time.
Write a movie list!
Not sure what to watch this weekend while you’re social distancing? Same. There's no time like the present to create a movie list of all the films you’ve been meaning to watch. Or, a list of your all time favourite films, but haven’t had the time to watch! So sit back and enjoy chilled vibes, pick a movie, get your cosiest blankets, pop some corn, and brew a cup of Offblak's Just Dessert! Our indulgent dessert tea flavour that instills a sense of chill! We couldn’t think of anything better.
Avoid stress, chill out and have a cup of tea
We know it's not easy to be stuck at home, that’s why taking tea breaks are important during this pandemic! Our Chill Out teas are made with a base of green and black tea with the addition of sweet fruit, spices, herbs and cacao, for the ultimate chilled out experience. They are especially great while you work from home so you can take restful and frequent tea breaks. You could even have your own indoor picnic!
Did you know that drinking tea could actually help relieve stress? Theres no time like the present to really take time to enjoy a nice cup of hot tea...Our teas were created with your wellbeing in mind, so sit back and reap the benefits of our chill out teas.
Read a book
When was the last time you found the time to read a book? Or read a book you’ve been meaning to finish? If reading seemed time-consuming to you in the past, well, the present is here, Gen T. Now you have a lot more time to read than normal, think of this as the perfect opportunity to work through all those modern masterpieces and acclaimed bestsellers that have been on your reading list for years. There is no time like now to get engrossed in a book, especially now if you’re looking for an escape from reality. There is nothing better than getting lost in your favourite book!
Learn how to play an instrument
Have you always wanted to learn how to play an instrument but never found the time? Or kept your musical abilities on the back burner. Well, it’s time to dust off your guitar, and play all day just like you’re Phoebe Buffay! As Einstein once said: “Life without playing music is inconceivable to me. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music... I get the most joy in life out of music”. If you’re looking to kill time, why not master the fundamentals of playing an instrument, there are plenty of youtube videos to teach you! Who knows, by the end of Lockdown you may be a musical genius!
FaceTime or call family and friends
It’s more important than ever to check up on friends and family! Use this free time productively and reconnect with those you love. Catch up with friends you haven’t seen in a while, or cousins who live far away. You may have to social distance physically, but it’s the perfect time to connect spiritually, and digitally, whether it is on the phone, Facetime, Facebook or Instagram. Why not have a virtual tea break together, and brew your favourite Offblak teas!
Do at-home Workouts!
As we’re all adjusting to our new routine and practicing social distancing, we encourage you to exercise and get your mind off what’s going on in the world right now! Working out at home is the new normal, and several personal trainers have quickly adjusted to the times by offering Facetime sessions & mini workout videos. So swap your pyjamas for gym gear! Whether you prefer to wake up early and start your morning with an energizing workout, take a midday break while you’re working from home to stretch and move your body, or end your day with some yoga—no matter your preference. Try to stay active if you can as it will help clear your mind and you’ll feel better for it. What’s more, Offblak’s Fully Charged tea gift set is perfect to charge your day; filled with highly caffeinated black teas that will give you the energy to slide on your trainers and run like the wind! Okay, more like run around the garden, but you get the gist.
Practice meditation & Yoga
What better time than during quarantine to focus on your mental wellbeing. So, try to carve out some time for yourself - When you wake up, don’t reach for your phone and scroll, you know what, just turn your phone off (scary, I know!). So many people love yoga for a meditative form of relaxation, exercise, and breath/body control. The clearer our mind is, the more present we are, which leads to being able to enjoy the moment *Grabs yoga mat*
Make sure you are in a space where you won’t be disturbed, maybe put some relaxing music on, light a scented candle, have a cup of chamomile tea... whatever it is that helps you switch off and quiet your mind.
How are you taking this time to chill out? Share with us in the comments on Instagram.
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