Time to look on the bright side.
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If you have 3 minutes: Play white noise alongside your music.
My friend Muireann passed on this tip to me. If you work in a busy space and find that general hustle and bustle is still audible through your headphones, then sync up some white noise on Youtube.
I like to play this one, and have music on Spotify. It means that I can concentrate more easily, and don't get distracted by half-heard conversations.
If you have 5 minutes: Indulge in a really decent cup of tea.
You don't have to spend big money on this – it could be as simple as buying the kind of teabags you like, instead of relying on the PG Tips. Or if you're a PG Tips fan, why not try out some tea and biscuit pairings? There's a great guide here that advocates some fancier options, like Earl Grey tea and lavender biscuits, as well as Breakfast Tea and digestives.
If you feel like splashing out, then I love Good and Proper Tea – they have a shop in London, but also sell online. Their Darjeeling blend is delicious, and £8 for a big bag.
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