Friday, 17 February 2012
I am a multitasker. I bet if you have a blog you are too. And probably if you don't! I rush around a lot, doing twelve things at once and at any given time I'll have five or six blog ideas on the go, be constantly looking for inspiration for the next, checking twitter and replying to comments, not to mention trying to squeeze work and time for my friends and family in there too!
I was watching breakfast tv the other day (and checking twitter, and reading blogs!) and a woman came on to talk about tea cosies. I'm not quite sure why the BBC were doing a piece on tea cosies but she did say something which I thought was interesting. She said the act of making loose leaf tea, in a teapot, of waiting for it to stew and pouring it into an actual tea cup, complete with saucer and maybe a biscuit was a gift of time to yourself. I could make instant coffee or builders tea, and most of the time I do, but every now and then I take the time to make a pot of french press coffee and it's pretty damn yummy, not least because it takes just a little bit longer.
What do you do to make time for yourself? Other favourites of mine are listening to podcasts in the bath and reading a magazine cover to cover with no disturbances! I definitely feel better for having a little time out. Being able to concentrate on just one thing at a time feels like a crazy luxury sometimes!