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Let Go of 2020 and Get the Best Out of 2021 with These Simple Tips

happy new year, new year, 2021

Let Go of 2020 and Get the Best Out of 2021 with These Simple Tips

happy new year, new year, 2021

You know how last year could have possibly been the hardest year of your life and all you want to do is, um, forget that it ever happened? Well, we are right there with you. That is why we are sharing ways to help you do just that while turning your attention to 2021 because it is something to get excited for. It is a new beginning filled with untapped potential. So, take a deep breath and prepare yourself for the year ahead with these revitalizing tips.

1) Break up with 2020

Scream at it.  Get mad at it. Then flat out break up with it like a relationship you are sick and tired of being in. Leave last year in the past because literally, it is.

2) Envision Happiness

Then smile and look towards your future. Have dreams and envision life again. Be an optimist. Whatever you do, don’t let the hardships of last year cloud your judgement for this new year.

3) Make Plans (aka Book That Trip)

Where would you like to travel? Flights are cheap right now. What have you been wanting to do? Start doing it. Making plans and having activities to look forward to will help uplift your mood and direct your sense of purpose.

4) Fall Back into Good Habits

Put on clothes that make you feel beautiful. Laugh again. Read inspirational material or listen to uplifting songs or podcasts. Surround yourself with positivity and make it a part of your daily routine. This will help get your mind back into the habit of positive thinking.

5) Seek Out New Adventures

Pick up a new language or skill. Read diverse material or explore an unfamiliar subject. By looking for ways to develop yourself, you open the door for unbound opportunity. Additionally, learning new things makes you feel motivated and capable of accomplishing anything.

6) Remember to Live Boldly

Not all change is scary (and we’ve been accustomed to unprecedented change lately.) Instead of being afraid of change, adapt to it. Be confident that no matter what happens you’ll be okay. Enjoy life.

What’s Brewing? Teas to Destress, Refresh and Energize the Work Day

What’s Brewing? Teas to Destress, Refresh and Energize the Work Day

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Getting energized in the morning can be hard. Staying focused throughout the day can be even harder. And finding your calm when you need it the most can be nearly impossible. Studies have shown that getting into the habit of drinking tea can have wonderful cognitive, energy and overall health benefits. What follows are suggestions of teas that can be prepared to keep you at your best throughout the work day. As with all things, make sure to do your research to see what’s best for you. The next time you need a pick me up or mental reset, try one of these teas:

Images from Tea Forté website

Blueberry

Blueberries are known as super foods. They carry strong antioxidants. Because of this it is said that blueberries may help with enhancing memory. Although, nothing is a substitute for eating the real thing, blueberry tea carries those cognitive health properties as well. So, if you are having a hard time focusing, refresh with this herbal tea anytime of the day.

Moroccan Mint

Moroccan Mint is so refreshing that its aroma alone can cool your senses. It carries a high amount of methanol which is known to be a stress reliever and help with mental focus. Mint belongs to the green tea family which means it does contain caffeine, levels depend on the steep time. Start or restart your day with a calming cup of Moroccan mint tea.

Rooibos

The best Rooibos tea is found in South Africa, where the plant originates. It carries a rich and beautiful flavor that is naturally caffeine free. Known as a red bush tea, rooibos contains a higher number of antioxidants than other teas as a result it is linked to reducing stress. Rooibos holds it smoothness whether consumed steaming hot or ice cold.

Ginseng

Ginseng (also called Asian or Korean Ginseng) has been used to treat colds, boost energy, improve moods and overall vitality, for years. Found throughout Asia, it is an herbal tea and probably the most widely perceived for its medicinal value. Ginseng is best consumed by steeping Ginseng root or buying a deliciously, flavor infused tea.

Ceylon

Coming from Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, the Camellia sinensis plant leaves can be produced as a black, white, or green tea. Ceylon’s benefits can include an increase in mental alertness, energy, and health. Ceylon does contain caffeine. Tea leaves usually contain less caffeine than tea bags and the steeping time also affects the caffeine level.