2022: Two Tips to Starting a New Season Well - Tielka



Your Cart is Empty

2022: Two Tips to Starting a New Season Well

by Rebecca Domorev December 31, 2021 2 min read

Looking forward to 2022

Do you feel yourself breathing a sigh of relief as you close the chapter on 2021? 

Have you already mentally bundled up 2020 with 2021 as you look forward with cautious anticipation for 2022? 

Interestingly, the 31st of December in 2020 and 2021 are not the only years I have noticed an influx of "good riddance" posts on social media about the preceding 12 months. Remember in 2019 looking forward to 2020 with "2020 vision"?

Every year has challenges.

Every year is tough. Some more than others.

But every year has good.

I believe building on the good that already exists is the most sustainable way to ensure the best possible path forward.

Here are two simple tips I believe that can make 2022 something to look forward to.

1. Build on a good moment that already fits snugly into your life

You may be thinking about how you can make changes to your day, but creating an entirely new routine is often not sustainable and can cause more stress than is worth it implementing the changes.

Is there a naturally occurring lull in your day? A moment of quiet before work starts? In the morning? Mid-evening? 

This is the good moment I'm talking about. Claim it as your own. Give it a name. Call it me-time. Grow it.

Make a cup of your favourite tea. Steal your partner's noise-cancelling headphones. Release yourself from the pressure to do or achieve anything else in that moment.

Sit. Drink.

2. Embrace the Silver Linings

In 2020 and 2021, many of us experienced the anguish of feeling out of control as rules around us changed how we could do life every day.

You may be imagining what life will look like as you plan for the emergence out of two years of uncertainty.

The reality is the future is always uncertain.

You cannot control everything around you and that's ok.

Many of you know the story how our third son was born with an unexpected diagnosis of Down syndrome and other medical challenges that left us displaced hundreds of kilometres from our family home for the first month of his life.

Almost four years later, I reflect that the times I have felt the most anguish are when I focus on what I cannot control. 

I cannot control how my son develops in comparison to his peers. I cannot control when he will take his first steps, or speaks more words. Thinking about this can send me into a downward spin.

The times I feel the most joy are when I embrace the good that I see and build on this.

It's when I embrace my son's extra-squishy body and soak up his smiles and giggles which are in plenty supply.

As you approach 2022, I encourage you to move your thoughts away from the things you can't control, and notice what you have. Find those silver linings.

What is it for you?

There is so much good around you, waiting for your heart to embrace.

Indulge in life.

Also in Indulge in Life

Tielka organic Lemon Ginger tea supports good sleep
The Surprising Sleep Benefits of Lemon Ginger Herbal Tea

by Rebecca Domorev June 07, 2022 3 min read

You've probably noticed how your enjoyment of life takes a serious dive when you don't get enough sleep.

A couple of restless nights and your sunny self makes way for a mask of misery. 

The good news is it's not you. It's the sleep.

Or lack thereof.

Sleep is one of the most underrated contributors to good mental health and the world is only just starting to wake up to this truth (excuse the pun).

Your Brain Needs Rest Too
Your Brain Needs to Rest Too

by Rebecca Domorev May 24, 2022 2 min read

It's 8:47am. 

You're closing in on the start of your day and feel like you already need a break.

Conversations out loud with small people buzzing at your feet.

Conversations in your head with big people who are most certainly wrong.

You've sorted them all out. You don't feel any better for it.

Where did all the energy go?

Tea drinkers are more organised and efficient
Are Tea Drinkers the Most Organised People in the World?

by Rebecca Domorev May 10, 2022 1 min read

You've probably noticed how your day flows better when you start with a cup of tea. 

Time for yourself. A moment of clarity.

Your morning cup sets you on a good path for the rest of the day.

Combine that with a mid morning cuppa, early, late afternoon sips and an evening herbal and your day is broken into approachable chunks of time.

It's no secret that habits form the basis of success, and a day built around habitual cups of tea creates a perfect framework to organise your day.