Being Mindful In Stressful Times

coralville mindfulnessRight now, some families are struggling with homeschooling and work from home, or from trying to create a new schedule that accommodates their kids’ extracurricular activities with an already full schedule. To avoid unnecessary stress, you should consider mindfulness, which we’re talking about in today’s blog. Dunn Brothers in Coralville, IA, is always eager to offer you a little coffee break without customer favorites and seasonal brews!

Keep a Schedule

Stress does a number on us, increasing the risk of high blood pressure, difficulty concentrating, and even causing memory issues and strains on our health! For many, a set schedule can help manage your stress and make your daily tasks seem less overwhelming. Create specific times to wake up, drop kids off, handle your own daily tasks. Even more important, set aside time to clock out. Don’t let your job consume your entire life, you need a healthy balance to prevent burn out, especially when so many places of business are short-handed.

Take Time to Rest

You can also practice mindfulness each day too! For example, take time to truly pay attention to the things around you, taking in your environment’s sights and smells. Take time to enjoy your lunch or a favorite coffee, for example. Doing so helps you stay in the moment, really taking in your surroundings and experiences. For some, fighting stress is helped by breathing. Take a moment to take a deep breath and close your eyes. Focus on your breathing as you inhale and exhale. Just taking a minute to sit and do this could help lower your anxiety! You can also take time to meditate, sitting down, laying down, or even taking a long walk. When you start to feel overwhelmed, remember to try one of these activities! You can also talk to your children about mindfulness too, as this could benefit the whole family.

Stay Safe!

We also want you to stay safe from the spread of the Delta variant! Be sure you wear a mask when in doors with other people, and maintain a good social distance in crowds. If you worry about the disease but need a coffee break, remember that we deliver through apps like GrubHub, Doordash, Chomp, and Seamless, or that you can order online and pick up your meal or beverages at our drive thru! If you want to relax inside, our entire team is taking steps to keep people safe from COVID-19, including wearing masks and gloves.

Do You Need a Coffee Break?

For many families, this is a stressful time of the year as people adjust to a brand-new schedule. To learn more about the selections from our full breakfast and lunch menu, you can contact Dunn Brothers Coffee in Coralville, IA at 319-665-2020.