Next time you're passing by your favourite café, instead of grabbing a cuppa to-go, just sit down with your beverage for 5 minutes and try this:
'Focus on the sensations coming from your coffee. Notice the warmth, the rising steam. How does the cup feel in your hand? When you take a sip, pay attention to the taste, the aroma. As you swallow, feel the warm liquid.'
It's one of those little things we can do to live in a mindful moment - to stop, to focus on the task at hand and to transform a rather mundane errand into a tiny meditation that will result in you feeling calmer, relaxed and energized at the same time. Yup, coffee not only jazzes you up, it can also make you feel chilled, if you just give it a chance:)
P.S: Have you tried rosemary coffee yet?
P.P.S: Coffee shop chatter.
(Tip by Gloria Chadwick via The New York Times. Photo via The Coffee Atlas by Roza)