During busy times, in either your personal or professional life, stress easily builds up. We are worried about our work, dealing with personal issues and trying to keep a social life as well. Stress comes easily but is harder to get rid of. Luckily, there are a lot of ways in which you can take control of your stress and relax your mind. Drinking a cup of tea can help to relieve you from your stress. In this blog, we will explain the effects of tea on your mind and body.
Morning rituals for tea drinkers
A cup of tea will likely not magically solve all your problems. The ritual of tea drinking goes further than simply drinking a cup of tea every morning. Wellbeing rituals are all about taking a mindful moment to collect your thoughts and use your senses to get yourself in the mindset. Which mindstate you prefer, will likely depend on the time of day. During the morning, you might want to focus on feeling happy, awake and focused. You have a productive day ahead so you have to be in your best shape. After you come home from a long day of work, the focus is more on slowing down, calming your mind and getting you ready for bed. Wellbeing rituals will therefore variate throughout the day, as well as the tea you want to enjoy.
More than just a cup of tea
Are you not a morning person and do you need some caffeine to start the day? High caffeine tea can give you a kickstart at the beginning of the day and will make you feel more fresh and awake. If you prefer going slow on caffeine, there are still many other morning teas to choose from.
How tea helps to reduce stress
Many people suffer from stress. According to the Mental Health Foundation, 74% of people have felt so stressed that they felt unable to cope or felt overwhelmed. That means almost 3 out of 4 people experiences a great deal of stress. Everybody deals with stress differently, some might ignore it and make it worse whereas others try to fight it with their whole body. Feeling stress in your body is highly connected to your mind. If your mind is clear, you will feel less stressed and will be able to cope better with stressful situations.
Yoga, meditation, therapy or even medication can all help to reduce stress. Practicing yoga or meditating on a regular basis can really help you to clear your mind and feel at peace. These are natural ways of reducing stress levels. Medication is not always necessary to experience stress relief, a big positive impact can be obtained by using herbal ingredients that are found in tea. Many teas contain L-theanine, an amino acid that comes found in the leaves of tea. Green tea has a high level of L-theanine, which makes it very effective in reducing anxiety or stress.
Stress relief from aromatherapy candles and balms
Now that you’ve used your taste to relax your mind, it’s time to address your smell. Using your senses as a mental trigger to get yourself into the right state of mind is very helpful. By applying a calming scent on your body like a balm or lighting a stress relief candle, you will be able to be more mindful and shift between different mind states throughout your day. The DE-STRESS Candle is made from a custom blend of natural waxes that are sustainably sourced and pure essential oils. The candle’s scent will keep you calm and help you to cope with more during your day.
Aromatherapy balms can be applied to the wrists, neck and temple to create more mindfulness. The balms help you to be more present in the moment by deeply inhaling the scent. Creating a wellness ritual is important in your journey to mindfulness. Activate your senses to feel more relaxed and be more aware of your mind and body.