Perform a Caffeine Free Calming Morning Ritual

Stop being trapped in the Caffeinated Cycle

The idea of going without a cup of coffee or caffeinated tea in the morning is out of the question to many.  But before you throw this post out I want you to ask yourself this question:

Do you feel stressed, overwhelmed and tired in your life?

If you answered No, then please go on and drink your caffeine.  But, if there is a chance that you are looking for stress relief, quality sleep, and a quality life then please read on.

I used to live every day with an underlying anxious tone, moving in a fast frenzy of hurrying everywhere. I did not realize that my consumption was to blame for a large amount of my misery.  I was drinking coffee every morning because I felt the need to for something to wake me up and bring about alertness.  Waking up in a fog was common after a disruptive nights sleep.  It seems pretty simple right?  If you are having trouble sleeping at night you would not take a drug that elevates your heart rate.  But so very many of us are trapped in the caffeinated cycle.  We drink caffeine because we are tired from not resting well and then cant rest well because of the side effects of the caffeine.  It is not easy to break habits and change routines, but when your quality of life is being affected you know it is time.

Side effects of Caffeine can include:
Insomnia, irritability, restlessness
Headache, fast irregular heartbeat
Increased sensitivity to pain or touch, muscle trembling
Frequent urination

Lemon Balm and Ginger Non Drowsy Morning Tea Recipe

Infuse in tea bag in hot water and place ginger root into tea infuser to steep.  If you do not have a tea infuser then simply cut the ginger root into slices and add to the hot water.  Optional – add honey or agave nectar to taste.

Or, as pictured place fresh lemon balm and ginger in cup and pour hot water over them.  Let sit for 3 – 5 minutes and remove plant material.

The lemon balm is believed to act as a natural non-drowsy sedative, memory enhancer, and anti-hypertensive. The ginger root is believed to calm your digestive system, reduce inflammation, increase circulation and provides a small amount of potassium and magnesium. This tea has a delightful fresh lemon herb flavor with a hint of heat from the ginger root.