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6 Reasons Why People Who Love Tea Are More Patient

6 Reasons Why People Who Love Tea Are More Patient

Whether you take your tea with a sweet pikelet, or are having a princess-themed tea party with a lost doll, tea drinkers always seems more patient. There is definitely a certain calmness that seems to resonate from a tea drinker, and putting your finger on the exact reason might be a bit difficult. To make life a little easier, we have developed a list of reasons why people who love tea are endlessly more patient.

1. They have better hearts

Tea drinkers have better hearts. It’s not a joke. Tea is known to promote heart health, and that can have lasting effects on a person’s patience, make them less stressed, and–let’s be honest–allows them to hang around as our favorite person just a little bit longer. Drinking that delicious drink gives you an amazing move forward.

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    2. They have young minds

    They are young souls, with a cool calm brain. Tea drinkers come equipped for the long-haul, with great brain health well into their later years. This can help avoid the grumpy impatience that comes with yelling at youths to “get off your lawn”. The mental health benefits that tea offers will keep tea drinkers in a laid back attitude for years.

    3. They are focused listeners

    Those that enjoy tea seem to be stoically good listeners. There could be a thunderstorm around your conversation, and yet the tea-drinker has the persistence to calmly sip their tea, make eye contact, and keep the conversation on you. There could be a battle around you, with Vikings slamming battle axes into each other, yet your words are all that matter to the poised pinky swishing sipper or firm handled mug gripper. Their good listening skills make tea drinkers the absolute best! Besides, with their mouths full of delicious tea, it forces those teetotalers to be excellent listeners.

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      4. They are calm and happy

      The soothing taste of tea lingering on their tongue, a warm hug from a mug, and the best way to take a break, tea drinkers stay calm and happy all day long. From a cuppa’ at noon to a cup of herbal right before bed, the reason tea drinkers are so calm and happy comes from the bit of hot water and dried leaves. Even if they seem semi-manic about the way their cup if prepared, to the point that you have had passing thoughts that (maybe) they might be manic enough to have a secret excel sheet tracking the ways that they want it on particular days. But even with a manic side, you know they’d be happy to show you how make one to. A tea drinker will take the time to do things, from showing off their skills to making sure that you understand.

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      5. They are perky

      Tea drinkers have got that natural pop from the smooth caffeine available in most teas. The drinkers of this divine brew (after the first cup) are the smoothest morning people. Humming along with their first sip underway already, tea drinkers will be the first ones awake if there is a kettle available to scream, and will be the first one to wake you with a smile.

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        6. They know there is nothing worse than burning your tongue

        They are always patient because tea drinkers have learned their lesson from 1,001 burned tongues. There is nothing worse than burning your tongue on a mug fresh off the screaming kettle; it’s the worst betrayal of all. Why would your loving tea hurt you in this way?! After burning themselves on tea, every tea drinker has found the reason to have patience: for the perfect cup of tea, and the ability to taste for several days!

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        Tea drinkers are the most patient people on the planet. From their all day perk, to their calm, stress-free attitudes, and amazing hearts, you’d have to murder a whole pack of orphans before a tea drinker will lose their patience. Watch for the tiny flags of friendship hanging from their mugs next time you’re out and about.

        (all photos courtesy of goway.com)

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        Last Updated on May 27, 2019

        How to Think Positive and Eliminate Negative Thoughts

        How to Think Positive and Eliminate Negative Thoughts

        In a world that is full of external factors that we cannot control, it is becoming more and more important to at least control ourselves.

        Thinking positively can have a tremendous effect on our lives. By eliminating negative thoughts, we’re able to at least influence the part of our lives that we can control: our own mindset.

        In this article, you will learn how to think positive and ditch the negative thoughts. Before we dive into the step-by-step guide on how to do so, I’d like to share with you how I learned to thinking positive the hard way…

        How I Learned to Think Positive

        At the start of 2019, I was quite stressed at work with multiple tight deadlines. I was constantly worried and the stress was affecting my ability to sleep. Numerous nights in a row, I would experience insomnia, where I had a staring contest with the ceiling because my mind would simply not stop thinking about all the stressful things I had to deal with.

        I eventually got up and wrote everything down. Every single thought that rushed through my head, I wrote it down in detail. This allowed me to do a couple of things:

        • It made everything relatable
        • It showed me that every obstacle that was on my mind was not that big on its own. I was only stressed because these obstacles were big in numbers, while independently, these obstacles were just minor things that I could overcome.
        • It allowed me to think positively about these little obstacles and how I was going to conquer them one at a time.
        • Writing down my negative emotions allowed me to wipe them clean from my mind. Think of it as a laptop: after having browsed for a long time, I was able to clear my RAM and start fresh. My mind was finally clear from negative thoughts.

        After doing this, I was finally able to sleep, and the next day, I slowly started to tackle these small obstacles.

        This is just one example of how I manage to think positively and eliminate negative thoughts from dominating my mind.

        Here are other actionable steps you can follow in order to achieve the same thing.

        Step 1: Turn Every Obstacle into Smaller “Challenges”

        In the intro, you read that I was stressed because I was worrying about a big number of small obstacles as opposed to one big devastating obstacle. Writing down my worries allowed me to zoom out and look at the bigger picture.

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        As a result, I observed my problems as single challenges that I could overcome.

        When you’re currently surrounded with negativity – whether that’s because of a stressful project or problems in a relationship – you should try to dissect that challenge into different sub-challenges.

        For example, if you have to deliver a huge presentation at work on Friday, try to think of this big task as multiple smaller tasks:

        • Find sources to support your presentation
        • Think of interesting anecdotes, introductions or examples
        • Create a general outline of your presentation
        • Complete the first 5 slides
        • Add a small video or puzzle to your presentation
        • Finish the presentation
        • Think of a keyword for each slide to remember what you have to say
        • Practice the presentation in order to finish it within 30 minutes
        • Deliver a great presentation

        While this example may not be relevant to you, the message is all the same. You can tackle pretty much any obstacle – no matter how big it may seem – as long as you take it one step at the time.

        That’s how you can eliminate negative thoughts such as “I can never do that” or “I’ll never be good enough” or “I’ll never reach that goal” from controlling your actions.

        Take it one step at the time and pretty much any goal becomes manageable.

        Step 2: Realize That Positive Thoughts Can Be a Choice

        Happiness is determined as follows:[1]

        • 50% is determined by genetics
        • 10% is determined by external factors
        • 40% is determined by your own outlook

        This determination has been studied by numerous researchers, and while the details differ, the results all share the same observation:

        Your happiness can be influenced by your own thoughts.

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        Even though there are things in life that we cannot control, we can still often control how we react to these things.

        In that sense, we might not get to control 100% of our happiness but we can still influence a big chunk of it.

        I believe we can learn to influence the 40% of our happiness that is determined by our own personal outlook. Happiness is a choice, and you can learn to recognize these situations on your own.[2]

        How does this help you to think positive and eliminate negative thoughts?

        Well, because this shows you that it pays off to learn how to think positively in difficult situations.

        By developing this skill, you can really increase happiness in your life. It is definitely not always easy, but you can change a bad day into a good one just by focusing on the positives instead of the negatives.

        This is the reason why I love this quote of Winston Churchill:

        A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity whereas an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

        Step 3: Spend Time with the People That Have a Positive Influence on Your Life and Be Grateful for Them

        Almost everybody has a small circle of people that they trust and love, whether that’s a partner, family or friends. These people have a positive influence on your life.

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        I want you to focus on spending more time with these people. When you’re surrounded by negativity, you are more likely to postpone activities that require you to be outgoing. You’d rather be lazy and watch Netflix all day than to go outside and meet up with your friend.

        You must try to break out of your comfort zone and spend more time with the people who actually have a positive influence on your happiness. These people can act as a support net for the moments when you’re feeling down. This might sound intimidating and scary, but it’s a step that should not be underestimated.

        Even when you don’t feel comfortable sharing your challenges with these people, there’s another thing you can actively do to initiate positive thoughts; and that’s to be grateful that these people are in your life:

        • Be grateful that you have parents who support you, no matter what you do.
        • Be grateful for the friends with whom you can laugh your ass off.
        • Be grateful that you have a healthy and loving partner.
        • Be grateful that you have a kid that looks up to you and thinks you are the best.

        Being grateful might sound like a rather pointless thing to do. Why would being grateful help you in thinking more positively and eliminating negative thoughts?

        Well, the answer is simple.

        Being grateful forces you to think of the good things that you already have in your life. This allows you to face your issues with optimism, instead of negativity. People that actively practice gratitude are much better able to deal with toxic emotions.

        So what do you have to do?

        Go out there and meet up with the people you love, and be grateful for having these people in your life.

        To help inspire you to feel more grateful, here’re 60 Things To Be Thankful For In Life.

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        Step 4: Don’t Give up After a Setback

        So you had a bad day last week? Or maybe a terrible week in which you allowed negative thoughts to control your life? Who cares!

        We are only human, so we’re bound to experience a day of negativity every once in a while. It’s important to realize that everybody occasionally experiences negative thoughts in their life. Eternal happiness does not exist. Even the happiest man alive has experienced negativity and sadness on some days.

        What you need to when this inevitably happens to you:

        • Don’t let this set you back.
        • Don’t interpret it as a failure
        • Don’t let it stop you from trying to think positive

        You see, even the most optimistic person experiences negativity on occasion. Sure, we can try to be as positive as possible every day, but we have to accept that negativity is something that we have to deal with from time to time.

        So what if you’re engulfed in negative thoughts today? Screw it and know that tomorrow is a new day and that you can try to work on this again.

        Take a look at this article and learn about Why Negative Emotions Aren’t That Bad (And How to Handle Them).

        Final Thoughts

        In the end, there’s no arguing that we cannot control 100% of our happiness. We can’t stand in front of a mirror, repeat the words “I am thinking happy thoughts only” ninety-nine times and accept to suddenly be happy.

        It doesn’t work like that.

        However, there are a number of things we can do to at least improve our mindset in the situations where we do get to choose how we react to external factors.

        I hope that you have a better idea of what you can do in these situations. Sooner than later, you will influence your own mindset to think positively and to eliminate negative thoughts.

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        Featured photo credit: Lucas Marconnet via unsplash.com

        Reference

        [1] For a State of Happiness: Happiness: it’s not just your genes, stupid!
        [2] Tracking Happiness: How Happiness Can Be A Choice

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