If we’re being honest, we have to admit that we have a love/hate relationship with the holidays. Who doesn’t?
Spending time with loved ones is both amazing and stressful. Endless party invites are just as bad as not receiving any. With that in mind, we want to welcome you to our inaugural Holiday Survival Guide, our tips, tricks and teas for dealing with the season’s most notorious stressors. No matter what this festive season has in store for you, we’ve got a tea to help get you through the most wonderful time of the year.
The office party stopped at midnight. You did not.
When you’re on your second glass of [insert your drink of choice here] nothing sounds better than a third. And in no situation does this decision make more sense than at your annual office party. Office holiday parties are fascinating social experiments. One in which you find yourself inexplicably doing the In My Feelings dance with your boss. An impromptu afterparty with the coolest of your colleagues is the only way to redeem the night.
Reach for: Organic Detox
You out-caroled Aunt Carol.
The holidays can do strange things to people. Like resurrect your deeply buried competitive streak. You might’ve been too shy to audition for your high school production of White Christmas, but everyone knows you had the chops. Now, as an adult, there’s no better way to prove to your family that you’re a confident performer than hitting the highest notes in All I Want for Christmas during family singalong time. Aunt Carol never stood a chance.
Reach for: Throat Rescue Tea
Because you’re not starting 2020 feeling like this.
The food, the wine, the chocolates, the endless snacking, it all tastes so, so good. But any amount of sustained celebration can leave you feeling sluggish instead of energized. And feeling energized is the only way to start not only a new year, but a new @?#!ing decade.
Here’s our advice: ring in 2020 with style, then kick it off with a Konmari-ing of epic proportions. Get rid of absolutely everything that doesn’t spark complete and total joy. Starting with your bloated tummy.
Reach for: Le Digestif
The turkey exploded.
Cooking is an art. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Especially not your mother-in-law. If she does start to criticize your cooking may we suggest you change the subject? We hear and that the weather in Arizona is beautiful this time of year and that Oprah has a podcast now. What’s a podcast? We’re glad she asked. Now you can tell her about an art form that truly interests you. Is that smoke coming from the kitchen? Never mind, you never like turkey that much to begin with.
Reach for: Headache Halo
The only gift you couldn’t return was the flu.
Kids are great. They’re entertaining, cuddly and our only hope for the future. But when you invite kids into your home, you’re also inviting disease. (Any parent will wholeheartedly agree.) Was it Charlie with her running nose? Or Hugo and his insistence on licking every single one of the crackers you’d so thoughtfully placed on your cheese tray? Not matter. At least they gifted you something you can charish forever – an extra few days off.
Reach for: Cold 911
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