Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Balcony Breakfast Ideas: Soothing

There is something about breakfast on a balcony. It seems to instantly inject that cheerful feeling into us every time.

And for some times in our life, when more than that is needed and wanted, when our mind, emotions, and feelings must be soothed, balcony breakfast never fails to deliver either. Instantly and with lasting effects, as many of you must have already experienced for yourselves.

For some of you who have never before tried this methodology for soothing, I have here 10 essential tips for that breakfast for you yourself and/or with your loved ones.

The 10 Essential Tips
1. For balcony breakfast, to soothe is to make people feel this feeling: "Life is beautiful, delicious, and uncomplicated."

2. Many people can be emotionally soothed if they get full exposure of sunlight. But for some people at some particular times in their lives, full exposure of sunlight means too much to bear. It takes some efforts to realize what type you (and your loved ones) are. After that, you can arrange things to suit you (and your loved ones).

3. Colors and texture of objects play very important roles in soothing.

4. Make sure you have something luxurious for food and/or beverages and/or table setting. Be it the teapot or the type of cheese. Luxury will instantly soothe people.

5. Make sure everything helps create the wholesome atmosphere and feelings. For soothing, wholesomeness is a requirement.

6. Dairy products, e.g. milk and/or cream and/or cheese are a must. Or for vegans: soy milk and/or soy cheese. These are comfort food. Comforting is part of soothing.

7. Fruits always pick up people's mood.

8. Honey is another must. It has that lovely touch. Loveliness is part of soothing.

9. Coffee or coffee drinks can be soothing (one of the world's best soothing medium, I shall say) to some people while it can add more stresses and troubled feelings to some people.

10. Tea or tea drinks seems to effectively soothe most people. A cup of hot chamomile tea or peppermint tea or lavender tea or green tea will superbly soothe us. But if you don't like those tea for breakfast, you can choose regular black tea or the luxurious English Breakfast tea. Chai is another recommended choice.