It's time for Tea
During lockdown, stuck at home, I found myself drinking many more cups of coffee than I would have when I'd been working. As a result my mood changed as did my sleep pattern.When I realised how bad my sleep was being affected, how I was feeling sluggish and struggling to keep focus on my tasks, I decided it was time for a change. I looked at tea, not your normal brew, but something soothing for evenings and before bed, energising to keep me going and brain clearing, it has many other benefits too.
Here are a few brews that I found helped me.
Green Tea to help me relax after a stressful day: Naturally containing the amino acid thiamine, which is sometimes given as a supplement to help alleviate anxiety, this drink can be good for helping relax.
Rosemary Tea, helps focus and clear brain fog. Certain compounds found in rosemary could support long-term memory.
Camomile Tea, aids sleep. So, when I was struggling to nod off, this was the tea for me. It's been used for thousands of years to calm nerves and help settle you down before bed.
Ginger Tea. This is an excellent choice to help if I felt nauseous or was struggling with digestive discomfort. Good when I'd over indulged in sweet treats!
Lemon Tea. This tea contains a good dose of vitamin C. Lemon tea can be energising when you're feeling tired and sluggish. Its also helps support your immune system.