In this day and age, we’re always on the go; I can’t remember the last time I really stopped to smell the roses. Since we’re constantly being asked to give 100%, we’re more than likely to burn out. – Something I am guilty of. Lately I’ve been trying to make a point to take a break, in order to really soak in the great everyday moments I seem to miss.
As a little girl my Grandma believed in “a cup of tea a day keeps the doctor away”, because, being the great Brit that she was, tea solved everything for her. She would always sit me down with a cup of tea in the morning, as she said, it would start my day on the right foot and allow me to wake up without rushing to get myself out of the door. I’ve since forgotten this aspect about my morning that I used to love so much. Although her rendition of tea included milk, I enjoy making Tazo® Tea hot filterbag tea in their Zen™ blend, as its harmonious blend of green tea, lemongrass and spearmint are equal parts refreshing and calming (the little hint of caffeine doesn’t hurt either). It helps to give me that calm moment before I start my busy day.
Because taking this time in the morning had such a great impact at the start of my day, I decided to make it a ritual whenever I wanted to take a pause. Juggling a 9 to 5 career, as well as, owning and managing a blog has its perks, but things still get a little crazy. Whenever I experience a stressful incident, I pause, make some Tazo Zen tea and take a moment to step away from the situation and it always puts me back in a great mood. In my experience, taking this time aids with creative issues, especially the always-nasty writers block. Tazo tea's branding speaks to their product with their bright and upbeat approach to both tea and life that you can see (and taste) from the get go.
Even at the end of my day, when things start to settle down, my thoughts tend to still race. My favorite moment to enjoy Tazo Zen tea is right after my workout. When I am still amped from my cycling class or need to come down from the high of my run, sipping a cup of warm tea helps alleviate the stress my workout missed, creating an overall relaxed body and mind. Since I'm a bit of a health nut and like to use only the best ingredients, Tazo teas are made with some of the finest quality tea leaves, spices and botanicals to create unexpected blends that are always vibrantly delicious which you can conveniently find at your local grocery store and doesn't break the bank. I plan on making sure I continue to take up my Grandma’s advice to make sure I find joy in embracing the little moment’s everyday. To Start enjoying your little moments, head to Tazo.com to find Tazo Zen tea or another favorite Tazo Tea blend such as, Awake™ English Breakfast or Passion® herbal, near you.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tazo® Tea. All opinions are 100% mine.