Have A Cup of Tea
Crazy days lead to busy weeks lead to stressful months if you aren’t careful. I find it is my daily struggle to find relaxation time to step away from the madness and just chill. My goal lately has been to start winding down earlier in the evening for bed. I have been making tea, lighting a candle and trying to get into bed with a book or just a chill song to get relaxed enough to fall asleep. Something about drinking tea is just so relaxing..anyone else agree?
My favorite tea right now is Yogi Organic Tea which can be found at every major supermarket. The more health-minded the food store, the more options they have and Yogi has really hit a home run with their offerings. If you go in hoping to find a tea for muscle recovery, bedtime, energy or even to curb your appetite, they have a flavor for you. In fact, I can’t think of something they haven’t thought of yet.
Not only that but we have all seen an instagram or two of someone drinking Yogi tea with a quote on the tea bag (almost like a fortune cookie without the calories) to help give some thought to your moments of relaxation. For example, this morning I had Blueberry Green Tea with the quote, “Bliss is a constant state of mind, undisturbed by gain or loss." Were they reading my mind today? I think so!
There are also some trendy tea places popping up where you can buy the leaves and strain it on the stove in a tea pot. These teas are even fresher than the box of course and you can really learn a lot from the employees on the benefits of the fresh and concentrated leaves. I would love to get myself a quality tea pot and buy some from one of these places like Teavana and Argo Tea.
Finally, tea is a great option for that afternoon pick me up instead of loading yourself up with coffee or even to stop yourself from going for something sweet in those moments as well. I had a coconut orange tea the other day after lunch and it satisfied my need for that something sweet afterwards plus the extra caffeine pushed me through the end of the day. Win/win if you ask me!