Disconnect to Reconnect

Amani Garden Cafe was created to serve as a place of tranquility in the midst of Nairobi’s constant motion. With the current trend of pursuing methods of self-care, we reflected on ways that we spend time relaxing, refreshing and revitalizing our lives, and found one method much more impactful than a weekly yoga class or a trip to the spa. 

In an article from Good Housekeeping, Dr. Helen Coons stated, “When we don’t take care of ourselves, we’re more likely to feel fatigued and get physical symptoms, like stress-related headaches or pain. The biggest thing is being intentional of how we take care of ourselves. When we’re not last on the task list, we have more energy to do what’s important to us.” 

Unplugging from the technology that consumes our lives allows us to effectively take a step back and focus on ourselves and those most important to us. At Amani, we believe that taking moments to disconnect is vital to one’s productivity, peace of mind and personal and spiritual growth. Our space serves as the perfect place to unplug and connect with friends, family, co-workers or to take time for yourself. 

Take a moment to think, how are you intentionally taking care of yourself? Where are you currently located on your “task list?” If you are not at the top of that list, your productivity and overall spirit will ache as your time and energy is spent fighting fatigue rather than effectively crossing things off your to-do list. You must disconnect to reconnect. 

Amani serves as an inclusive area for all to come, sit and detach from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The reality of our society today is that we are so committed to remaining connected to those around us through emails, social media and texting. Communication is persistent through various mediums, and often times we find it difficult to disconnect. Not to mention, disconnecting from technology comes with life changing benefits such as improved sleeping habits and enhanced interpersonal communication. Recharging your mind and spirit is essential to live your best life. 

Looking to catch up with a friend you haven’t seen in months? Or maybe you and a loved one are striving to spend quality time without the distractions that infiltrate our everyday life. Get back to the basics at Amani Garden Cafe. Unplug, order your favorite coffee or tea and make it a part of your habitual routine to find peace for yourself.