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Ways to destress and unwind in 2019

In the first of our #Hereforyou series, we'll be talking about our favourite ways to destress and unwind, the Twinings way.

Launching new Superblends flavours this year has had us thinking a lot about the importance of taking time for ourselves in the Twinings office recently. We've been thinking about how small adjustments to our daily routines can make big differences to how we feel in ourselves and help us reduce stress.

Ways to destress

Make use of technology 

Normally when we think of ways to relax, using our phones isn't always the first thing that springs to mind. But there are actually loads of apps on the market designed for just that, and they're growing in popularity! From guided meditation apps to ones that use approaches based on cognitive behavioural therapy, there are loads to try.

But don't forget to unplug 

A study by Kansas State University highlighted the importance of taking time away from technology to mentally recharge after work. As tempting as it may be to quickly reply to that email at 10pm, sometimes it's better to put the phone down, shut the laptop and commit to a bit of time away. 


A fairly well-known cure to the winter blues, (plus being great for your physical health!) but still worth mentioning! If you don't fancy going out for a run in the wet or cold, why not try some yoga or a bodyweight workout at home? (Why not try out our Cold Infuse range if you don't like drinking plain water while you work out?)

Schedule in time for a break 

It's easy to get caught up in being busy and forget to take breaks - we all do it! Combat this by actively scheduling in a break. If you find you begin to flag by 3pm, why not make that your time to stick the kettle on and take ten minutes to yourself? Caffeine free teas and infusions are the perfect accompaniment for ten minutes of time out. 

Try practicing mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness can improve our mental wellbeing by helping us to feel calmer and less stressed. Mindfulness is a skill that can take a bit of time to master, but studies show that it can help to manage a number of mental health issues.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is actually a simple type of meditation. It's the practice of making a conscious effort to pay attention to the present moment, what is happening around you and what you're feeling. Practicing mindfulness can be valuable for your mental wellbeing by helping you to be more self-aware, allowing you to see situations with more clarity and not get too wrapped up by thoughts and feelings.

How to practice mindfulness

  • Find somewhere comfortable to sit. It's helpful if you find somewhere quiet and free of distractions.
  • Don't be too ambitious. Aim to spend 5-10 minutes practicing to start with.
  • Start by trying to concentrate on your body. Pay attention to the sensation of your clothes on your skin, note your temperature and whether you have any stiffness, tension or pain.
  • Notice your breathing. Don't try to change anything about how you're breathing, just spend a little time paying attention to how it feels, how quickly you're breathing and where you can feel your breath in your body.
  • Notice when your mind has drifted. It's a part of human nature for our minds to wander. Don't worry about it when it happens, mindfulness is all about accepting these things and being able to bring yourself back to the present when they happen.

Why not try a new Superblend flavour? Our master blenders have created blends to be the perfect accompaniment to a few minutes to yourself to unwind and relax.

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