Enjoy National Relaxation Day with Good Earth Tea #Giveaway

August 15th is National Relaxation Day! Who knew? It may be too late to take off from work, but you can still enjoy it. My friends at Good Earth Tea Co. are hosting several Facebook Live events to celebrate. They even sent me some great blog content so that I could relax and still post today. They also sent me their new Sweet & Spicy “Good Night” Tea and they’ll send one lucky reader some, too. Pretty awesome!

Today you can watch host Jordana Reim, live from Bali, as she shares three new “unsleepy” ways to relax. I’ll share them here, too. I imagine they’ll be more relaxing from Bali!

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Three New Ways to Relax that Aren’t Sleepy by Jordana Reim

Forget about naps—relaxation doesn’t need to be sleepy. In fact, unwinding actively can send you into an entirely new reality! Here are three new practices to try that are both calming and fun.

1. Practice Moving Meditation.
Meditating doesn’t necessarily require sitting still and doing nothing. In fact, many people find it easier to be still after moving their bodies. The Indian Mystic Osho developed Active Meditations where body movement comes before finding silence. He created hundreds of techniques that range from laughing hysterically for 20 minutes before falling silent, to shaking the body, to dancing and even his running “Mandala” meditation. A Sufism (a mystic sect of Islam) technique that Osho also taught is called Whirling. Remember when you were a kid and you’d spin yourself in circles? Believe it or not, that is a form of meditation.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Choose a clutter-free space. (Make sure nothing is on the floor that you can trip on).
  • Put on your favorite calming music or find the official Osho Whirling Meditation music online.
  • Begin slowly and move in a clockwise direction with your right arm higher than your left arm. Let your whole body be soft and the motions easy. Go slowly for at least 5-10 minutes before choosing to pick up the pace. Everything around will become a blur, so don’t try to focus on anything. Notice how, despite the whizzing of the world around you, there is stability at your center. Enjoy the fun of it.
  • At some point, your body will fall to the ground. Don’t plan the fall or fear the fall, but let the fall flow. You may slow down a little bit before the fall, but once it happens, just let yourself go.
  • Once on the ground, lie comfortably on your back and relax for at least 10 minutes. Let go of the experience and reground in your own stability.

2. Have a Coloring Party.
Express yourself! Take a coloring break with your co-workers. Dr. Joel Pearson, a brain scientist at the University of New South Wales in Australia shared with Medical Daily that, “Concentrating on coloring an image may facilitate the replacement of negative thoughts and images with pleasant ones.” In the early 1900s, Carl Jung introduced Mandala drawing to the West as a means of finding self-knowledge and it has since become a widely recognized form of art therapy. It is both calming to the mind and used as a relief from every day stresses, anxiety, even Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Here’s how to do it:

  • Create a 20-minute playlist of your favorite music. This will serve as your timer and makes drawing more fun.
  • Give everyone a page of a coloring book or buy a stack and let your friends/co-workers pick the page they want to work on.
  • Color non-stop for 20 minutes.
  • Take 5-10 minutes at the end to share your creations. Encourage each other to share what you see in the drawings, turning the coloring session into an interpretive art, fortune-telling-like and entertaining discussion!

3. Host a Tea Party.
If you’re simply drinking a cup of plain chamomile tea before bed while going over tomorrow’s to-do list in your head, you’re missing out on a self-centering and social experience. To maximize your end of day mindfulness, get into your senses and enjoy a unique flavor experience with friends for an evening tea party.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Brew a chamomile blend that’s far from boring, like Good Earth’s Sweet & Spicy “Good Night” Tea. You’ll get the usual benefits of chamomile – with exotic dragon fruit and fiery cinnamon.
  • Have a variety of fun teacups and let everyone pick their own.
  • Spend a few minutes in silence, centering yourself, taking a few conscious breaths and examining the empty cup. Think about the design, the texture and what intentions, blessings or hopes you’d like to “fill” the cup with. As you pour the tea, take turns sharing aloud what fills your cup.
  • When each person shares, raise your teacup in acknowledgement and take a collective inhale of the fragrance and sip of the tea.
  • Once everyone has shared, spend the next few minutes enjoying the tea without any words exchanged. Cherish all of the delicious intricate fragrances being released from your cup.

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Good Earth’s new Sweet & Spicy “Good Night” Tea is perfect for National Relaxation Day. They blended chamomile flowers with exotic dragon fruit and fiery cinnamon for a Sweet & Spicy taste that’s “anything but sleepy.” Good Night Tea is caffeine free and is made with natural flavors and ingredients. There are no sweeteners of any kind.

“It’s not easy being good but someone has to do it.” – Good Night Tea

I love chamomile tea and cinnamon is my jam. This tea is a winner! It has a slight licorice note to me. It smells amazing, too. This is the third member of the “Sweet & Spicy” family joining their black and green varieties. I can’t wait to try them all! I also love the quotes on the tag. Mine was “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – Walter Begehot

I’m getting sleepy!

Want to try Good Earth Sweet & Spicy Good Night Tea? Good Earth will send one lucky winner a box of Good Night Tea. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. The giveaway is open to US residents, 18 years of age or older and is void where prohibited. The giveaway will be open through 8/24. Winner will be selected and notified on 8/25.

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How will you celebrate National Relaxation Day?

Please note: I was offered tea and content from Good Earth Tea for editorial consideration. I was not otherwise compensated for this post. All opinions are my own. This post contains an affiliate link for Amazon. If you use this link, I will receive a small commission.

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34 Comments

  1. Jackie says:

    I like to relax with a book and a cup of tea. I do like to drink tea in the evening before going to bed.

  2. Jeanne Coulombe says:

    I like to relax with a hot bubble bath and a nice hot cup of tea I drink all types of teas love them all.

  3. I relax with coffee or tea and a book. I DO drink herbal tea before bed.

  4. Mindy DeLisi says:

    My husband is the tea drinker. He loves tea before bed!

  5. gala says:

    I like to relax with a cup of tea and drink herbal tea several times a day

  6. Audrey Stewart says:

    I always have a sleepy time tea with dessert at bed time. It helps me unwind after a long day.

  7. jenny says:

    I don’t drink chamomile tea but I drink tea all day. I should try this tea to help me sleep! I have so much trouble sleeping!

  8. Amber Cheras says:

    I love to relax with a good book and cup of tea. I occasionally drink it before bed!

  9. Deb E says:

    My fave way to relax is yoga and think I could do it for hours! Just loosens all my muscles and feels so good. I do like herbal tea at night, especially chamomile tea.

  10. Kelly McGrew says:

    My fave thing is reading. I do not drink herbal tea but I definitely think I need to start doing so!

  11. Kris I. says:

    I love drinking earl grey tea; but I usually have it in the a.m. and not at night! I find it very relaxing.

  12. Mary W says:

    I really do like to sit down, take a break and enjoy a pot of decaffeinated tea.

  13. Becca Z says:

    Reading is my fave way to relax. I don’t use herbal tea at bedtime, but hubs does on a regular basis.

  14. Jennifer says:

    I like to take a walk near water or in nature to relax. A nice cup of tea is lovely too!

  15. Maryann D. says:

    I do drink herbal tea an hour or two before bed. It does relax me and it is so good for me too!

  16. jberry says:

    A nice soak is a good start. I do drink tea b4 bed, phases. My mom loves GOOD EARTH.

  17. Allison Swain says:

    Reading a book is relaxing to me. Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. Susan P. says:

    My favorite way to relax is to read a good book. I like herbal tea in the afternoon.

  19. Farrah says:

    That tea sounds amazing! I love having (not-caffeinated) tea before bedtime! :]

  20. Lauren says:

    I like to read in bed to relax. I drink more tea in the winter before bed.

  21. steph says:

    tea, essential oils, and turning OFF the phone!

  22. Steph says:

    I like snuggling with my kids

  23. Sarah N says:

    I like to read before going to bed. If I had herbal tea in the house I would certainly drink some before bed too.

  24. Amy Scott says:

    I like to relax by soaking in an epsom salt bath! I don’t really drink a lot of herbal tea but would love to give it a shot.

  25. Amanda C. says:

    Even in Atlanta, I am constantly drinking all the hot tea. Yogi’s ginger and bedtime flavors, and Celestial Seasonings peppermint are in the current rotation

  26. Lesley F says:

    I usually read before bed to help me sleep

  27. My favorite way to relax is in front of a good movie. (Or a bad one.) I’ve been known to have an herbal tea before bed (I largely avoid caffeine).

  28. Ally says:

    I sing to my dog to relax. It’s good for both of us! And my usual herbal tea-time is at work, and I DEFINITELY take some time out to enjoy then!

  29. Edye says:

    Sometimes I drink it! I like reading to relax.

  30. Cora K says:

    I love Good Earth tea!

  31. Wehaf says:

    My favorite way to relax is with a massage, but that’s a rare luxury. I often drink ginger tea before bed; I don’t know if it helps me sleep at all, but I love it.

  32. Melissa says:

    I love drinking herbal tea! I usually relax by putting my feet up and reading a book in the evening.

  33. Iliana R says:

    My favorite way to relax is to take a bath and listen to music!

  34. Lisa Brown says:

    I love tea. I wish I had seen this one before!

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