Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I'll try anything if it works

I'll be the first to admit that I can be a huge wimp sometimes. I don't always handle stress very well. I tend to go in spurts though. One day I'm tough as nails and the next I could be a sniveling idiot. When I'm feeling a lot of stress it usually results in that nervous, pit in your stomach, feeling. I had read somewhere that herbal teas can help. Ginger and peppermint were the two that I heard about the most. Well I like tea, I haven't had any in a while but if it works I'll try it.I went to the store and bough a box that had 6 different flavors. I put the water on and opened the box.
I started feeling better just by reading the packets.

34 comments:

Ann said...

I hope the teas will help you - try to keep an open mind! I love peppermint tea and have heard ginger helps, especially if you're feeling a bit queasy.

Sandee said...

I like that. I'm guessing it will work if you are all alone? Probably.

Have a terrific day. Big tummy scratches for Duke. :)

Mee2 said...

Good for you! I just take the easy way out and take drugs. Legal ones. You know, the kind you get from the pharmacy.

Ann said...

Ann, actually the tea did the trick. Not only that but it tasted good and the smell was heaven

Sandee being alone would probably have made it work quicker :) Duke says thanks for the tummy scratches

Mee2 Drugs would have been nice but I had no legal way of getting them...lol

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I love peppermint tea! I think just the act of making the tea and sitting and sipping it is therapeutic. It makes you slow down a bit.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Absolutely. Not only is peppermint fantastic as a tea, it is also very beneficial as an oil for a calming effect.

Nessa said...

((Hugs)) :)

tahtimbo said...

This sounds like a good idea. Personally, I should probably hook myself up to an IV filled with the calming tea.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

I love tea, too, as in very much.
I love the taste and smell of peppermint.
Have a good week ahead, Ann. :)

Lin said...

Wow, you don't even have to open the tea bag to feel relaxed. Good stuff! I like a warm bubble bath on top of that tea.

tahtimbo said...

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Bossy Betty said...

Sounds good! I could use some of this right now.

BeadedTail said...

That does sound very calming. There's just something about tea that is comforting and stress relieving. Glad your new tea worked!

Grace said...

Chamomile? eh, not my favorite. We have a lot of Celestial Seasoning teas - Grandma's Tummy Mint always works and for day to day there is always Lemon Zinger and there is also Sleepy Time which has catnip in it - I guess cat nip has the reverse reaction on humans than cats! (Just like human tranquilizers make cats hyper. Do not share your Valium with your cat!)

FishHawk said...

The best way to not get that sick feeling deep down in your gut is to always pay close attention to what Duke has to say about everything. For he is well versed on a number of topics, and he would never knowingly steer you wrong.

By the way, the check hasn't arrived yet. I suppose it's still "in the mail"--huh?

Ann said...

Cinnamon Girl the peppermint was pretty good, i've tried all 6 flavors and love them all.

poetic shutterbug, hmmm i'll have to keep that in mind

nessa thanks bunches


tahtimbo an IV doesn't sound like a bad idea :)

Hi I'm Grace thank you and thanks for stopping by

Lin amazing what the power of suggestion can do sometimes :)

tahtimbo how sweet of you, thanks

Bossy Betty well I'll pour you a cup

beaded tail coffee to rev you up and tea to bring you back to earth :)

Grace I've never tried to sleepy time tea, I had no idea about the catnip. hmm interesting.

FishHawk you have a point there, and Duke does have a sixth sense. He knows when mom is in need of someone to just sit quietly and be there :) Um the check, it could have bounced further than anticipated, check the neighbors mail box

Jen said...

*Laugh* I rely heavily on the horses for stress relief (they are SO soothing to hang out with). My Rhuematologist got me started on green tea for the antioxidants when I was diagnosed with a rare muscle disease. I drink a big cup every day now, and love it. Happy sipping girl! :o)

Grampy said...

A nice cup of warm tea and a pinch of brandy. Can reduce a lot of stress.

Sheri said...

I've just recently gone back to my herb tea in the evenings. It does have a calming effect. It's a nice thing to do at the end of a crazy day.

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! Hope you feeling better. Next time, try to do some meditation or even better yoga. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Anne said...

I am jealous that you can relax from the tea package. It takes more than that for me.

I have a crabby preteen so I got her good mood tea. So far, it seems to work.

JuneZach (Fledgling Blogger) said...

Tea gives a soothing feeling. It relaxes your body and mind. It is very good for detoxification.

Me-Me King said...

Ah, the power of suggestion!


Nap time....zzzzzzzz.

Donna said...

Hahaaa...I had to wake myself back Up after reading the label...
Happy Saint Patricks Day to you!!
hughugs

B Boys Mom said...

I know just a peppermint candy helps with me. I hate pepperment too but it works.

Happy St. Patty's day to you.

Lenox Knits said...

I love the package. I hope you are feeling better now. I tend to be strong in waves too. It also depends on who is around at the time. I can be a whining baby with my husband but not so much at work.

Ann said...

Jen, I think that most animals are good at helping to relieve stress. I know Duke is good for me. And green tea, I love it

Grampy, The brandy sounds like a good idea but I don't drink

Sheri I've always been a fan of green tea but just about any kind is good in a pinch

SGR I've thought about yoga but I don't think I can bend like that...lol

Annne well it usually does for me too but I just loved the little sayings on the packets. I so feel for you with the teen thing. thank god I'm past it

junezach that's what i've heard. and it doesn't taste bad either.

me-me I'm so suseptible, night ;)

Donna LOL how was the little nap

BBoysMom I like peppermint so not a problem for me

Lenox Knits yes I am until the next time of course...lol

ManOverBoard.com said...

Ginger good for tummy, Chamomile good for relaxation, Green great for just about everything, Peppermint also good tonic for tummy. Just the fact of making then enjoying a quiet moment with your tea is as good as meditation.

allotments4you said...

I'm a big believer in natural remedies and they always help me...maybe half of it is the belief. I like to make my own herbal remdies for all sorts of things...Lavender is on of my favourites for relaxation and easing stress..

Audrey said...

That packet is great! I haven't seen those in the stores up here - might have to take another look!

Tanyia said...

ugh good luck with that. I love tea but it has to be Earl Grey. I can not stand herbal teas ans all those rosehips and hibiscus lol. I could go suck a bush in my yard for that lol

the tea packet is cute though!

Ann said...

Manoverboard, I agree completely and a quiet moment is the best moment of all :)

allotments4you well whether it's the power of suggestion or the actual remedy makes no difference, as long as it works

Audrey I bought the Lipton brand, not sure if they sell that where you are or not

Tanyia, hmm so you're a tea snob huh?...rofl. hey whatever works is what I say. I loved the tea packets as much as I did the tea

Buggys said...

I'm glad the tea worked for you and I hope it was just a momentary stress! I, myself, am a pharmaceuticals type of person, legal though. If they make a pill for it.....

Ann said...

Buggys I have no objection to taking pharmaceutical drugs but whenever I call the doctor they always tell me "we just recommend ibuprofen" Geesh, give me something good already...lol

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