In my pursuit of doing a better job of taking care of myself body and soul, I've found a simple practice that's good for both my body AND my soul. To tell the truth, I've found that lots of things that are good for my body are also good for my soul, but this one especially fills that bill:
I'm eating less and drinking more.
Before you start thinking that I mean I'm no having two-martini lunches à la Mad Men, let me show you what I'm drinking:
Simple herbal tea. Nothing too fancy--my favorite so far is Celestial Seasonings Peppermint, which costs about 10 cents per cup. I simply use my Keurig as a hot water dispenser--no muss, no fuss.
What I've discovered is that sometimes when I think I'm hungry, I'm actually thirsty. A drink of water is always good, but these cool days I often want a hot drink. Herbal tea is the perfect thing to satisfy.
And I've found that having a cup of tea in my hand makes for just the right state of mind, too. You can't run around madly when you're holding a cup of hot tea. It's more of a sit-quietly-for-a-few-minutes kind of drink. And those few minutes of quietness are definitely good for my soul.
Are you a tea drinker? If so, what's your favorite variety? Please share!
This post is the twenty-fifth entry in a 31-day series: Caring for Myself Body and Soul.