7 tips how to relax during your coffee break

1) Go to a coffee house:

Escape from the daily routine and change scenery. The best way to enjoy not only a great cup of coffee but also a nice and cozy atmosphere is to go to a coffee house. Especially in Vienna coffee houses are known as places to relax. Whereelse one could enjoy his or her coffee with a tasty milk foam in such a nice surrounding.

2) Take it outside:

If you work in an office at a desk, like most of us do, you probably spend too much time in a chair staring at a computer monitor. Take your coffee cup and have a small walk around the building. This will help you stretch out a bit and come back more energized and relaxed. Or you just take your cup of coffee and your travel guide, sit down in the green and read some relaxing stuff about your next trip (eg. to Vienna).

3) Read a book:

Reading is perhaps one of the best hobbies in the world, and one of the healthiest. Whether you’re reading fiction or browsing through a travel guide, a newspaper or a poem, reading is not only educational and informative, it’s also entertaining and relaxing. And the best part – you can read wherever you want, outside in the green, at home, on the beach in a coffee house or in the plane. No matter how much stress you have at work or countless other issues faced in daily life, it all just slips away when you lose yourself in a great story. So lay back with your coffee and enjoy letting tensions drain away and allowing you to relax.

4) Plan your next trip:

What is a better feeling than thinking about our next vacation? Simply by picturing ourselves strolling through a vibrant city, having a nice coffee in a café while watching other people, sipping cocktails at the beach or stumbling across an enchanting waterfall can make you shine brighter than the sun. Studies show that just planning or anticipating your trip can make you happier than actually taking it. So why not start today? You can begin with checking out: austrian.com – adventure awaits! And with the promotion code CoffeeBreak19EU (for Netherlands & Romania) CoffeeBreak19SE (for Sweden) you will get a discount of € 15/SEK 165 on your next trip to Vienna with Austrian Airlines.

5) Declutter your phone:

Marie Kondo thought the world a great deal by introducing the magic of tidying up. Surround yourself with things that spark joy and you will become happy. But looking at our phones this message has not yet settled in. Investing a part of your coffee break to clean up your personal app-graveyard not only increases your dataspace but also helps to make room for more useful things like the new Austrian Airlines App, where we come back to tip n°4.

6) Listen to coffee house classics:

Music can instantly help taking us away from reality, not only because its numbing the noise around us. Music has a unique link to our emotions and even memories. A piano was always a must have of a traditional Viennese coffee house – the piano player was entertaining the guests with his notes. If you want to drift away in the atmosphere of a coffee house just try out this link on spotify of the “Wiener Bar Pianisten”:

7) Have a dessert:

A perfect way to round up your coffee break is treating yourself. We strongly recommend enjoying your Cappuccino with a slice of New York Cheescake on the side, and to always have your Melange accompanied by some Viennese Apfelstrudel (it’s basically a must!). Long story short: go spoil yourself with some cake, you deserve it!