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10 Stress Relieving Teas You can Brew at Home After a Long Day of Work

10 Stress Relieving Teas You can Brew at Home After a Long Day of Work

Whether you are a successful business person or a full time student, whatever you call “work” is no doubt a tiring and stressful thing. Sometimes the most stressful part about a job can be the commute or the endless emails, and other times it’s putting up with a frustrating boss.

For those of you who have to travel a long way to work, have to work to support a family, or who have to balance multiple jobs and work, too, sometimes a nice bath and a cup of tea is what you need to calm your mind and release all the stress and tension of the day.

Even starting your day with a cup of tea can be a good way to enter into a new day calmly and without coffee. While black coffee can have health benefits, most people add unhealthy cream and sugar. Tea often needs little additives to make it tasty, and it is rich in health benefits. Tea has antioxidants which are essential in fighting inflammation. It has even been shown to help prevent blood vessels from hardening. Drinking tea on a regular basis can significantly lower the risk of stroke and heart disease while improving brain health [1]. We’ve compiled a list of the best teas to drink for reduced stress.

Stress reducing teas

1. Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea, Sleepytime Extra

This blend of chamomile, spearmint and other soothing herbs long since used in relaxation techniques makes for a perfect cup of tea for adults to drink before bed. The ingredients allow for a safe, natural alternative to medical sleep aids.

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    2. RUNA Clean Energy, Traditional Guayusa Tea

    Guayusa is a rare tea from the Amazon. It’s light, refreshing, and revitalizing. Since guayusa has more caffeine and polyphenols than most teas, you get a boost of mental clarity and focus.

    It’s especially suitable for adults who don’t want to drink coffee but need to an extra boost of energy to start off their day

      3. Yogi Tea, Honey Lavender Stress Relief

      Relax and enjoy this delicious blend specifically formulated to help calm your mind and body. Lemon balm leaf and passion flower extract are used to promote relaxation by soothing the nerves. Organic chamomile and lavender comfort for a deliciously intriguing blend that promotes a sense of calm

      Honey and spearmint help calm during a stressful day or to ease you into a restful night

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        4. Sleep Aids Tea – Calming Anxiety Relief & Stress Relief Tea Blend

        A relaxing, 100% natural tea blend mixed with the best teas known to help with sleep . If this tea doesn’t help to aid a better sleep, manufacturer is happy to do a full refund!

          5. Yogi Tea, Relaxed Mind

          Soothe your mind and refresh your spirit with this fragrant, relaxing tea. Unique formula with aromatic Lavender and Organic Sage, herbs traditionally used to balance your mood and nurture creativity. With helichrysum to uplift the subconscious, as shankpushpi supports cognition and also uplift your subconscious. Soothing and sophisticated blend that brings you to a state of pure relaxation and tranquility

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            6. Gaia Herbs Sleep and Relax Herbal Tea

            This tea feature s a non-habit forming formula with herbs traditionally recognized to support tranquil sleep. Calms nervous agitation, Aids in relaxation and Promotes relaxing & restorative sleep.

              7. Pukka Organic Teas, Relax

              Relax tea is a unique blend of calming herbs with fantastic soothing properties. It is best drunk in the evening to release the tension of the day. Chamomile flower and Gotu kola leaf help you to unwind while ginger and cardamom seed ease digestion. This tea even won great taste gold award 2012!

                8. Artemis Rest and Relax Tea

                This tea is full of natural plant medicine to help you cope with feelings of worry, tension and tiredness. It even supports adrenal recovery and replenishment while you sleep.

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                  9. Baetea Energy Tea

                  Organic Rooibos and Honeybush Combined With Stimulating Gu arana To Recharge and Boost Your Energy. Formulated To Help Sustain Energy Levels and Focus Throughout Your Day.

                  Energy Tea Is The Ultimate Way To Boost Energy Levels and Focus The Mind. Made From Only The Best 100% Natural Ingredients. No Nasty Artificial Ingredients. Artificial Stimulant Free.

                    10. Triple Leaf Tea, Relaxing

                    Combine ancient Chinese herbal formulas with the input of modern day Chinese herbalists trained in traditional healing herbalism. Helps with sleep and relaxation.

                      Be patient as you incorporate these teas into your life

                      As with anything, when you start a new habit, it can take time to notice a change in your life. Allow a few nights for the tea’s ingredients to get into your system before you notice a better, more restful sleep.

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                      Last Updated on September 10, 2019

                      7 Morning Rituals to Empower Your Day And Change Your Life

                      7 Morning Rituals to Empower Your Day And Change Your Life

                      Most of your reality is not a given. It is shaped by your expectations, beliefs and thoughts you have formed about it. A big chunk of these beliefs and expectations are encoded into habits you integrate in your daily life.

                      Yes, some of these habits are formed unconsciously and can be counter-productive or limiting but conversely, you can consciously form positive habits that will transform and empower your life significantly.

                      This is a powerful point of departure that more and more people are becoming aware of. The most common trait of highly successful people is the recognition of the power they have in co-creating their reality through changing the way they think, believe or expect their reality to be.

                      One of the most effective ways of changing our belief patterns is through practising and maintaining daily rituals. Ancient traditions had clearly understood the power of rituals in reinforcing habits and changing the way we see and create our reality a long, long time ago.

                      Once again, if you look into the life history of any highly successful individual, you will find some form of ritual in their daily routine. Some of these rituals may seem banal or eccentric but don’t be deceived by appearances. Rituals are one of the most effective self-empowering tools freely available at the practitioner’s disposal – that is, you!

                      Below are some the easiest yet life-changing morning rituals you can do every day. Of course, you can have your own afternoon or bed-time rituals but morning rituals are extremely effective in empowering your day since they help you charge yourself before it all starts.

                      1. Gratitude

                      Feeling gratitude and appreciation for those little signs and moments of joy happening in your life is probably one of the most overlooked or underestimated rituals. It is a perfect morning ritual to start your day on a very positive key.

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                      The real power of gratitude is that it makes you pick out and focus on what is working in your life – what is in tune with your being as a whole. It is selectively positive. It reinforces happiness and positivity by shedding light on those awesome things, small or big, that grace your everyday living.

                      Quite often, we just pick out the pain points, the problems, the bottle necks, whatever it is that is not working in our life and causing friction, anxiety and unhappiness. This is like constantly rewriting the script of your life with a negative or tragic overtone. Your subconscious mind follows faithfully that script you write whether it is a negative or positive one.

                      So feeling gratitude is undoubtedly an immensely empowering ritual. Start your day by being thankful for those positive things that happened the previous day or throughout the week. It could be something really petty and small. It doesn’t matter. You might be grateful for an unexpected visit from an old friend, a beautiful encounter with a kind stranger, a new opportunity or whatever it is that shines your way. Do it every morning and see what happens during the day.

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                        2. Writing Down Your Most Important Tasks

                        This is a very practical ritual. Start your day by identifying and writing down from one to three of the most important tasks you need to complete during that day. These tasks are ones which support important long term goals that are aligned to your purpose, passion or general direction in life.

                        For example, if writing a book or building an online community are important long term goals which are aligned to your personal growth, then an important task for the day might be finishing off a particular page or two of the book or coming up with fresh content ideas for the online community.

                        What is important with this ritual is that you identify these tasks and complete them as early in the day as possible. Of course, you will have other tasks apart from the ones you will write down but, these are tasks which can be tackled later or batched up and carried out in one go.

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                        Writing down your most important tasks in the morning helps you focus your day and life according to what is essential. It helps you prioritize and manage your time better. As a result, you simplify your life by applying your focus and energy on what really counts for your overall life progress.

                        3. Affirm Your Goals in Writing or Drawing

                        This is similar to the previous idea but different in its application and purpose. Writing down your most important tasks of the day is a way to have a concrete structure of action to follow. Affirming your goals, on the other hand, is a very powerful way of crystallizing your vision and goals in life into your everyday mental space.

                        Writing down or doodling your goals on a piece of paper helps you externalize those goals by giving them form. In return, they are reflected back in your subconscious mind and thus, reinforcing them and integrating them more wholly.

                        An example of this would be writing down “I am achieving greater success in my career” or “I am becoming healthier and stronger through my exercise.” Notice the present tense being used as a way to tell yourself you are in the process already. Remember the life script we subconsciously follow? You are basically modifying the script to be applied now in the present.

                        Drawing or doodling can be equally, or even more, effective  (if you are more of a visual person) as it summarizes a graphical representation of your goals. For example, if your goal is to build a new house or live in another country, you can draw the house or draw things that symbolise the country you want to live in.

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                          4. Practice Qi Gong Exercises

                          According to Chinese philosophy, Qi (pronounced ‘Chee’) means the life force or energy inherent in all things;[1] and Qi Gong is the practice to cultivate and circulate that energy in your body. This may sound esoteric or complicated but actually, Qi Gong is really a set of simple exercises aimed at increasing your health and vitality.

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                          There are numerous forms and practices available for free through the online media. As a morning ritual, I recommend following these simple exercises by Qi Gong master Lee Holden:

                          5. Drink Hot Water with Lemon

                          Simply add a slice of lemon in a glass of hot water and drink one every morning. This is a very simple ritual I follow faithfully every morning.

                          Apart from being a good source of vitamin C and a great way of flushing out toxins in the morning, it balances and maintains the PH levels in the body, reduces pain and inflammation in joints and knees and helps nourishing brain and nerve cells. Here are some more benefits of drinking hot water with lemon.

                          6. Rise Earlier

                          The practical advantages of waking up early are obvious.

                          For example, you gain more time for doing exercise such as walking, cycling or Qi Gong as suggested above. You gain more time to be with yourself to reflect, meditate or, more importantly, carry out the other morning rituals.

                          So rising early can be seen as a foundation for all the other morning rituals. Many, like myself, find that they are more productive in the early hours of the day.

                          Also, various studies have shown that there are many other benefits from waking up an hour or two earlier in the morning. Sleeping early and waking up early helps the body attune with the earth’s circadian rhythms thus, promoting more restorative sleep. Other curious results from such studies show, for instance, that early risers tend to be more optimistic and can anticipate and solve problems more efficiently than the norm.[2]

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                          7. Listen to Uplifting Music

                          Uplifting music can have a direct impact on our mood, especially in the morning. It charges us emotionally and tunes us into a more positive outlook of the day ahead.

                          Most people wake up to music or listen to music as they commute to work. Very often, however, they tune in to a radio or randomly pick a playlist from their device. Being more selective and conscious of the music you listen to in the morning can have a great impact on your day and life in general.

                          It’s funny how we try to choose music according to our mood. For example if you are feeling down or disappointed by something, you are more prone to listen to music that reflects that mood – for instance blues, sad songs or downtempo music. This has the effect of reinforcing that mood. What you need to do is the exact opposite and retune your mood by listening to music that beats to a different tune than that mood.

                          Try to listen to more uplifting music in the morning even if, or especially if, your mood does not dictate so.

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                          Reference

                          [1] Live Science: What Is Qi Gong
                          [2] Harvard Business Review: Defend Your Research: The Early Bird Really Does Get the Worm

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