The start of a new year brings a lot of excitement to us all- fresh start, new planners (clearly I'm a stationary lover) and gearing up for a year full of new opportunities, but above all else it gives us the opportunity to refresh! Now that we are in the second week of 2016, I've decided that instead of resolutions, it's going to be the year of taking care of me. Over the last month my eye has started to twitch and being in tune with myself, that means I'm stressed- it also allows for a new pet-name "crazy-eyed Biana" courtesy of Gary! It's a broad notion-taking care of me, but I want to be more mindful of my body, my head & my overall health! I realize that this is more about a lifestyle and making sure I treat myself great every single day - so this month with the help of Teavana, I've committed to a refresh.
Teavana has launched their wellness line of teas - all aimed to help you achieve the goals you've set this year! In order to get my January off to a great start I chose to start each day with Rev Up - this helps to support a healthy metabolism and gives me the caffeine I need in the morning - especially on Monday's!
I call this my Teavana To-Go - it only takes me three minutes in the morning to brew the tea so it's perfect for when I'm getting ready to head to work! Also it's nice to drink hot tea in the morning since it's so cold outside!
I'm also really loving Purify because it's aimed at giving you glowing skin - the caffeine level on this is at a 1 - so I try to drink it in the middle of the day so that I'm not up all night, which would sort of defeat the purpose of being mindful of my body!
At night I've started to really unwind. I light a candle, start sipping on my sleepy time tea (seriously drink a lot of tea over here) and start writing! It varies day to day with what I write about - sometimes lists, sometimes dreams, but most of the time moments in the day I want to remember! While the blog is great for the big picture, these notes are memories that aren't snapped with a phone or camera.
So with all that being said - I've decided to start this year getting outside of my comfort zone and trying something new - meditation! I've said for the longest time that I am unable to calm my mind enough to stay still and meditate - but I'm willing to try!
What are your plans for starting this year out with a refresh? Do you like to drink tea in the mornings or at night?
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