I am such a tea’a’holic and as such I love a tea analogy for that I won’t be apologising. I mean I love coffee too but I am more into tea! So what is the Teapot of wellbeing? Well, read on to find out.
Tea Ceremony – Japanology and me!
It has become apparent in the last couple of years or so that I have formed a little obsession with Japanese concepts. Wabi-Sabi being one of them, ikigai being another, There are many many cultures and concepts that my life falls into and many activities I had practiced without realising it was related to the Japanese way! One ancient Japanese culture is their tea ceremony. Tea Time is a serious activity in Japan and Taking time out to really mindfully prepare the tea and then savour the tea with friends is thought to represent purity, tranquillity, harmony & respect. It really is an activity to boost wellbeing. So it makes sense to me that as part of my message I use the Teapot of wellbeing to show the importance of self-care.
TeaPot Of wellbeing
Throughout our life, we pour out so much of our energy into different areas of our life. We pour and pour until we have nothing left sometimes.
When I talk about energy I’m talking about moments of stress, anything that takes your emotions, your brainpower, things that shorten your tether!
In effect we pour into others mugs before we pour our own cuppa!
Think of the different areas of life you have!
- Owing a business
Each of these areas are zappers of our energy, there may be more or less depending on how you spend your days.
But think of these things as mugs that you are pouring into from your teapot of wellbeing.
We pour and pour throughout our days, our lives. If we continue pouring without topping up we end up in burnout, which can manifest in so many different ways! For me, it was a breakdown, which is now why I am so passionate about building this foundational stage of life!!
So have a little think about how you can top up your teapot of wellbeing, not just today but every day!
If you want to build your toolbox of well-being more get in contact with me. My foundation self-led course Let’s get selfish is currently being updated but will be available soon. Join the wait list now!
I love this teapot of wellness. I’m still trying to work out how to pour back in and when to pour out. Advice for after a breakdown welcome! X
Get a notebook and write in it those things that you have always thought you would like to do, the things you enjoyed as a kid, and anything else that you know already top up your teapot. xxx take it one step at a time. I found pottery really helpful after my breakdown!