Sunday, January 1, 2017

Teacher Self-Care: Magnesium Tea

Welcome to the new year!  Do you want to start a healthy habit that will reduce stress, help keep your body running at peak performance, increase your energy, and takes less than 10 minutes?  Then it's time to learn how to make Magnesium Tea!


Teacher Self-Care: Magnesium Tea



We have something to celebrate: We made it through some of the most stressful times of the year already.  Congrats, teachers!  Moving forward, we need to remember to take time out for self-care that will keep out soul rested and our love for our profession evident.

So, carve out a 10-minute slice of your day for one of the easiest and fulfilling things your can do for yourself: Make Magnesium Tea!  Magnesium has many benefits, including stress reduction and energy boosts.


Here's what you'll need:

A mug of hot water (preferably filtered water instead of tap)
***1/2-1 Tablespoon of honey or sweetener of choice
1 tea bag (I am loving the blueberry Celestial tea at the moment)
1/2-1 teaspoon of a magnesium citrate (I LOVE Natural Vitality's raspberry-lemon, but it comes in many flavors and there's an unflavored version)

***You want to start small with the magnesium.  Start with 1/2 teaspoon twice a day and work up to 2 teaspoons a day.  


Directions:
1. Warm the water for a minute in the microwave
2. Put the Tablespoon of honey in the water and let the honey melt off the spoon
3. Add the Magnesium.  It will fizz a little bit while it's reacting with the water.
4. Add the teabag and let it steep for a few minutes.
5. Remove the teabag, stir, and enjoy!


That's it!


What do you do for your self-care that takes ten minutes or less?  I need some new ideas for the new year!







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