Sometimes it feels like my schedule is just too much. Last week, I returned from San Francisco late late at 1am on Wednesday night and jumped into a busy day of meetings and conference calls on Thursday. The rest of the week was a blur: a birthday party that evening, dinner with a friend from out of town the next night which took a turn for the worst with a late night + a bit of personal drama Friday night. And then, I had another friend from out of town staying with me for the rest of the weekend which really just added up to one thing: a very tired Grace. We’ve talked about introversion and extroversion over here before and I’m definitely an introvert… maybe an ambivert. Being an introvert doesn’t mean you are shy necessarily (with my closest friends, I’m the life of the party), it simply means that you recharge your batteries by having alone time.. and at that point I hadn’t had alone time in a very long time.
When this happens, I call an emergency “introvert night.” (Or sometimes an “introvert day,” when things are really bad.) Basically this means a big mug of tea, a good book or whatever TV show I’m binge-watching, and (most importantly) turning off the phone for some much needed me time. And so Monday was my “introvert night,” and it was glorious.
When it comes to tea, I’ve been drinking Sleepytime tea from Celestial Seasonings ever since I was really young and couldn’t sleep (I’ve always had a restless mind… even in high school, the to-do list making never stopped at bedtime) and still drink it today when I need a little extra help falling asleep.
Sometimes I think it’s just the flavor of the tea that makes me fall asleep… I’ve been drinking it for so long that I’m pretty sure the chamomile/spearmint flavor triggers something inside me that subconsciously makes me relax.
Recently, Celestial Seasonings gave their brand a fun new look. The new packaging preserves many of the heritage elements for which they are known for (like the Sleepytime Bear, for example), updated with a more contemporary look and feel. The branding nerd in me always loves a good redesign, and I really like the new look + logo!
It’s also worth noting that all of the cartons are made with 100% recycled material and that the tea bag construction omits strings, staples and individual wrappers – saving 3.5 million pounds of material from landfills annually. (I was kinda shocked by that last stat… I recycle everything and always try to support socially conscious brands.)
Photography by Lydia Hudgens.
Created in partnership with Celestial Seasonings.