With so much uncertainty in the world, it's no surprise that self-care is hot topic.
Our psychological well-being is also under attack. We all experience anxiety and stress — from work, the spouse and in-laws, the kids, car trouble. The list can go on and on. But even though we find ways to manage in the moment, chronic stress can ultimately hurt our long-term health by changing our brain functionality, weakening our immune system, and triggering other conditions.
The Value of Self-Care
There are many ways to manage stress and anxiety. From yoga and deep breathing, prayer and meditation, scenic walks to cooking classes and bubble baths, self-care comes in many forms. So regardless of the activities you enjoy, a self-care routine can bring you countless benefits.
Here's a list of stress relievers from the Mayo Clinic.
- Physical activity
- Eat healthy
- Avoid unhealthy habits like too much alcohol, caffeine, smoking or eating
- Connect socially with friends and family
- Try yoga
- Get enough sleep
- Get musical and be creative
The Role of Tea
The ritual of tea drinking is a popular form of self-care. The preparation and brewing process is inherently calming. A variety of nutrients like L-theanine found in green and black teas can provide a nirvana effect of soothing signals to our brains to help us relax. Tea also provides aromatherapy to improve breathing, relaxation and stress relief.
On our quest to help us thrive, we discovered plant based adaptogens. These herbal remedies combat stress and anxiety by restoring balance to our bodies, bringing a sense of peace and calm. This re-balancing process is called homeostasis, and it helps our bodies reduce the negative side effects of stress — heart-burn, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, and many others.
Adaptogens have been used for centuries and across cultures as remedies that bring the body back to its original design. So, they are powerful and valuable for a natural approach to recover from stress and adapt to the ever-changing world. One key adaptogen is Ashwagandha — which is scientifically proven to boost brain function, relieve headaches, and fight symptoms of anxiety. Ashwagandha may also provide relief from migraines.
Tea for Anxiety and Stress
We decided to create a stress and anxiety-relieving tea that is enjoyable to drink all day, every day. Whether you are relaxing at home, moving up the ladder at work, or taking a long drive, this blend is a delicious way to stay focused, calm, and hydrated. At home, it's safe for the whole family and caffeine-free to drink at night.
In olelo Hawaii (Hawaiian language), the word nanea means tranquility. NANEA | Tea for Anxiety & Stress (coming soon) is specifically formulated to re-balance the body against the negative effects of stress. This new blend features the adaptogens ashwagandha, moringa, and mamaki as other plant-based nutrients from cinnamon, lemongrass, peppermint, and chamomile.
At Tea Chest Hawaii, we are crafting natural and delicious teas to be a part of your daily routine to stay resilient, strong, and happy to enjoy what matters most — you and your loved ones.