Disclosure: I have partnered with Celestial Seasonings and have received compensation for this post. All opinions in the post are my own.
I am asked a lot how do I do all the things on my schedule, and have a pre-schooler, a toddler, and a newborn. I don’t really know how I do it all, but taking care of myself is key to my motivation for the day!
Especially during the winter months when the cold sucks all the energy out of me I need as much motivation as possible – it is as simple as a hot shower and a cup of tea to feel rested and refreshed.
Maximizing my “me” time I turn my kettle on before I jump in the shower, that way when I am done the water is hot and ready to steep my tea.
It’s funny how much as a mom I crave so much alone time, to have a moment when I am not being pulled this way and that, but as soon as I have it I miss those little hands and voices in my space.
On mornings when my patience is set I offer my girls their own cups of tea. My older girls both love weak, fruity teas.
While I prefer stronger teas, and Bengal Spice gives me that morning boost that I need to catch my brain up to my body. It’s a herbal tea with spiced flavours of cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, cloves and nutmeg. I enjoy it with a splash of honey and milk, but it’s also great on it’s own.
For mornings when I need clarity and focus for the day’s tasks, I sip my delicious Peppermint tea. It’s simply and purely made of peppermint. It’s also very soothing for sore throats with a hint of honey.
Does anyone else have childhood memories attached to Sleepy Time tea?
During the winter we would continually have a portable coffee urn steeping tea for whomever needed some warming up. After supper we would steep Sleep Time tea, then we would gather in the living room, watch our favourite nightly television shows, and savour our hot tea with the fire crackling. By the time I finished my cup I was so relaxed I would need to climb into my bed or I would fall asleep on the couch.
I can only hope that my girls will have memories of us sitting on the kitchen floor in the winter sipping tea in the early morning, and teaching them the importance of self care.
From Sleepy Time to Bengal Spice to Peppermint, which moment will you choose Celestial Seasonings for?