Developing new, healthy habits isn’t as simple as swapping out an old habit that no longer serves us. It’s an exercise in change management and it can often feel daunting, particularly during a change in seasons.
Can you relate to any of the following examples?
- Practise yoga
- Learn to meditate
- Read more often
- Get more sleep
Life often interferes with even the best intentions when it comes to developing healthy routines and habits. And if it doesn’t, motivation (or lack thereof) can wane and have us dump that novel for Netflix in a heartbeat. It takes hard work, repetition and discipline to make healthy habits well, … habitual.
That’s where tea comes in. Tea already offers a myriad of health benefits on its own thanks to its catechin (the main one is EGCG) and L-Theanine compounds. This makes it a natural complement to any new addition to your health regime. Tea is also comforting and it can be relaxing or energizing – and, most importantly, it is something you enjoy. Maybe at first, it’s the promise of a nice, hot post-yoga cuppa that brings you to your mat each day, but in anchoring this practice with something you already look forward to, it is much more likely to become a habit.
Here are some of our favourite matchups to try:
- Cap off your yoga practice with a cup of Japanese Sencha Grade A – clean and refreshing
- Extend the effects of your meditation with Buddha Focus – enhances concentration
- Curl up with a good book and a mug of our fragrant Shanti Chai – strong and spicy
- Create a bedtime routine that allows you to unwind with Kamila’s Chamomile Dream – soothing and relaxing
Which healthy habits do you anchor with tea?