I’ve known for a long time that coffee isn’t great, particularly for me. I already deal with anxiety. That caffeine boost that often feels great at first is usually a recipe for shakiness and irritability less than an hour later. It raises my already high heart rate and it’s, in general, been centered solely around ritual, not so much just my love for the taste of coffee.
My substitute for coffee– I had to have a substitute to complete my morning rituals– is peppermint tea. Peppermint tea has long been an evening indulgence for me. But now it takes center stage, along with reading, for my morning before boys are up or after they are gone to school.
It’s yummy. Just tea and water….no sugar, no milk. Enough said. I wake up more slowly than I’m used to, but I’m far more balanced during the day, I can tell already. Thank goodness for that fact.