There are many ways of dealing with such days, amongst my favourites are meditation, yoga, hiking, getting myself to a forest, and tea. And when I don’t have much time, nothing beats tea for me… a cup of something calm and a quiet moment, and I’m good to go.
What are Calming Teas; what teas help dissolve the stress and lighten the load?
Green Tea ~ works best for me. Green tea contains the amino acid, L-theanine. L-theanine increases the activity of GABA (a neurotransmitter) and raises the levels of alpha waves, dopamine and seatonin, all of which produce an anti-anxiety, de-stressing, and overall calming effect.
Green Tea(1) is always my go to tea, but there are also some wonderfully soothing herbal infusions to be enjoyed. (Technically only tea from the Camellia sinensis plant is tea; everything else is an infusion or tisane(2)).