Good things take time May 17 2015










Life is getting faster and faster.

I’m generation Y, and as fellow twenty-somethings know, most of the time we can have what we want, when we want it.  I'm attempting to slow things down.  To wait.  As the Mainland man says, “good things take time”; cheese, bread, goals, businesses, long trips to delicious places.

Slowing increases our ability to see greatness in small things. A flower in the crack of a pavement or a child smiling. I believe a cup of tea is in this same vein, it takes more than a moment to boil the jug, more than an instant for the leaves to brew and then at least ten minutes to sit down and enjoy it.  That’s the best way.  Of course I've also been known to make my tea then rush around doing the dishes, making the bed, putting on washing… stopping every few minutes to take a gulp… but it’s not nearly as satisfying or fulfilling.

Some of my best thinking is done when I stop and let my brain work its magic. The best places I find for my 'personal strategy sessions' are while going for a walk alone, having a long, hot shower and sitting down with a cup of tea.

Create the space to tap into your inner brain.  When you next brew a pot of tea take the time to sit, limit (or better yet eliminate) distrations and disconnect (no phone, no internet).  Take a moment and find sanctuary in tea.


“It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea.” ― Dylan Thomas, A Child's Christmas in Wales