Tips From Life Advice Expert Liz Pryor Include Adding "Doing Nothing"
to the To-Do List
WATERBURY, Vt.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
With summer around the corner, busy Americans share they will not take
time off to enjoy the warmer months. In the second annual "Put the World
on Ice" survey, sponsored by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.'s
(GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR) Brew Over Ice beverage collection for the Keurig®
single cup brewing system, 85 percent of respondents said they feel
summer's pace has changed since they were kids. With 67 percent of those
surveyed reporting they will not be taking more breaks to enjoy the
summer months, this translates into a need to redefine summer fun.
Take time to relax this summer with a cold beverage from Keurig and Brew Over Ice. (Photo: Business Wire)
While America's frenetic pace seems to have become the standard no
matter what the season, survey respondents do indicate a desire for
change. GMCR's Keurig® and Brew Over Ice brands, dedicated to
providing consumers with a moment of joy and refreshment this summer,
probed further into the nation's attitude towards a balanced lifestyle.
Other findings reveal a slow shift towards new thinking about the
importance of doing less. In fact, while most agree that summer's pace
has changed, more than 75 percent would consider adding "doing nothing"
to their daily to-do list this summer.
Other interesting statistics include:
98 percent of Americans report that balance in everyday life is either
somewhat or very important.
65 percent of Americans are not able to make time for themselves at
least once a day
69 percent of Americans feel that entertaining during the summer adds
joy to their life
Pryor, author and life advice expert, believes these results are an
indication of the shifting American mindset. "People are clearly coming
around to the idea of taking breaks and even ‘doing nothing' in order to
lead a healthier lifestyle," said Pryor. She believes the overwhelming
amount of dialogue, media attention and contradicting advice surrounding
the nation's "inability to switch off" has left many Americans confused.
Pryor offers a few solutions that help create moments of joy and peace
in the coming summer months:
Turn off all electronic devices. For just 15 minutes a day,
either when you're alone or with someone you care about, switch off
all devices to truly engage and connect. Those undistracted moments
will add exponential joy to your life.
Make a daily "For Fun" list. This can hang directly beside your
to-do list. Start with your own personal list; include attainable
ideas for each day, such as reading a chapter from your favorite book
or going for ice cream. Get the kids involved and have them make their
own lists with everything from staying up past their bedtime to
watching a favorite movie to running through a sprinkler.
Find your refresh button. What simple activity can you do to
relax and recharge? Try incorporating manageable moments such as a
soothing dip in the pool, a peaceful walk, or taking five minutes to
enjoy a freshly brewed iced beverage. According to the Keurig®
and Brew Over Ice survey, two-thirds of respondents feel that a daily
iced beverage is an important pick-me-up.
Plan to play hooky. Pick one morning, afternoon or whole day to
play hooky and do whatever brings you the most joy. Give your kids one
day to play hooky as well — surprise them in the morning and take an
unexpected trip to the beach or stay home and go camping in the
To learn more about Brew Over Ice, visit www.BrewOverIce.com.
About Brew Over Ice
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About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.
As a leader in
specialty coffee and single serve beverages with its innovative Keurig®
single cup brewing technology, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.
(NASDAQ: GMCR) is recognized for its award-winning coffees, Keurig®
Brewing systems, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR
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coffee and allocating a portion of its pre-tax profits to socially and
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Lindsay Wester, 781-279-3250
Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.
Elizabeth Hagwood, 802-882-2972
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