Forget hearts and Cupid and boxes of candy. How about for the next seven days you show yourself some love? Each day between now and Valentine’s Day I’ll share something that you can do for yourself to make your day brighter. Each idea will have three levels – Spendy, Moderate, and Budget-Friendly so you can decide how big you want to go.
Have a Cup of Tea
Green, black, white, oolong and pu-erh teas have been shown to reduce the risk of cancer, along with several other health benefits. Prefer herbal teas? Slowing down and brewing a cup is still a great way to slow down and bring yourself into the present.
- Spendy: Many tea rooms offer tastings for you to learn more about tea and sample their best varieties. Might as well order some tea sandwiches, too!
- Moderate: Buy a box of rare loose leaf tea and a tea ball to brew it in.
- Budget-Friendly: Make a ritual out of brewing a delicious, reasonbly-priced tea. Celestial Seasonings has some wonderful flavors (gingerbread? Sugar cookie sleigh ride?!) that are best enjoyed with a biscotti on the side.