Is it cozy sweater season yet? That was fast! We can practically smell the cashmere vanilla-scented candles and pumpkin-spiced lattes from here. At Domatcha HQ, we’re excited to embrace the seasonal changes associated with the beautiful season of fall. From the fall foliage to finger-warming drinks, we like to approach the dawn of a new season with a quick mindset check-in.
How am I prioritizing my wellness this season?
How can I regulate my mood when the days start getting longer and darker?
The start of a new season can feel refreshing but can also bring some warranted nervousness over uncertainty. So, grab a cup of your ceremonial organic matcha, and let’s have a chat about wellness.
Wellness Starts from Within
When most people think of wellness, they think about the physical components of “feeling well” or “being well.” We think about not getting sick and having enough energy to enjoy the activities we love. The truth is, as healthy or regimented as you can be with your nutrition and exercise if you’re not feeling mentally well, it’s hard to fully revel in the excellence of your life. It’s like losing your sense of smell in a garden of fresh roses.
This is why we think prioritizing your mental well-being should be at the center of your wellness journey. First, we need to establish a sound foundation for our mood.
In a hyper-digital world, how do we maintain our balance and not let our emotions be tampered with by the external “buzz”?
One of the things we encourage is to find moments during the day to disconnect. Regardless of whether you work in a busy, chatter-filled environment, or at a cubicle in the office; there is always an opportunity to step away for a couple of minutes to reconnect with yourself and the environment.
Feeling tense? Head out for a brisk walk or go prepare a cup of ceremonial organic matcha. Going for a walk can increase blood flow and circulation to the brain and body, helping you feel more energized and less stressed. It can also help relieve a creative block if your work involves creation.
Preparing ceremonial organic matcha with traditional matcha accessories will transport your mind away from the hectic nature of your day. It’s a mindful practice that honors the traditional Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu) which completely submits the participants to quietness, tranquillity, and peace. Making the perfect cup of matcha is not only somatically satisfying; but when consumed, the powerful L-theanine can kick in and help us feel more physically calm.
With the foundation of calmness, we are better equipped to tackle the day’s challenges with more mindfulness and wit.
Feeding the Internal System
With increasingly concerning levels of environmental toxins circulating in our daily lives; the one thing we do have control over is what we put in our bodies. From cosmetic products to food, we want to make sure what we’re applying and eating doesn’t contribute to inflammation. Matcha is a wonderful and nutritiously potent raw food you should consider adding to your diet. For those concerned about pesticide use, Domatcha offers a range of products that are 100% organically certified globally; such as the ceremonial organic matcha and summer harvest organic. If you want to read more about our organic practices, please read this article.
Matcha’s ORAC value is 1384, making it 58 times richer than blueberries in antioxidants and absorbability. Antioxidants play a crucial role in any healthy diet; helping us fight free radical oxidation at a cellular level, and to support our immune system. Matcha is rich in chlorophyll, which helps with the detoxification of heavy metals. At practically zero calories, matcha is nutrient-dense and can help us detox naturally every day.
FYI: Domatcha is lab tested for heavy metals and if you would like to see the results you could always contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get well, one sip at a time.
Substituting Coffee for Matcha in Your Wellness Routine
It’s called a routine because it’s a daily rhythm of activities that contribute to a better self. Coffee can be a short-term ruse to a bad night of sleep or even anxiety over a pending project. University students are notorious for copious consumption of not just coffee, but alcohol to push them through the rigorous curriculum. Sometimes, we just need a clean break from coffee. Often it causes a temporary spike in energy, but it can also make us more nervous and jittery. Instead of going cold turkey on caffeine, switching to matcha provides a great choice for those looking to lower their caffeine content. Or if you’re like some of our team members at Domatcha, you want to comfortably sip on something energizing without fear of suffering from insomnia. We recommend complementing ceremonial organic matcha, with Master’s Decaf closer to the evening for optimal balance and sleep. The L-theanine in matcha can help with improved relaxation and sleep quality. Drinking ceremonial organic matcha before a workout, also enhances your performance. Getting a good sweat in and your heart rate up is a great way to detox and jumpstart your metabolism. If you’re always on the go, you can easily take one of our ceremonial organic travel packets with you.
All you need is cold water and a water bottle to shake with, and voila, there you have it, clean and sweet-tasting matcha at your convenience.
Sip and Stay Well this Fall Season
There’s a ton of information out there about wellness we do not wish to compete with. What we would like to offer, is a sustainable addition to your wellness routine. As the days get shorter, more of our time is spent indoors. This can be a great opportunity to reflect inwards and find serenity in being with yourself, with your beautiful body, and peaceful home. Take a moment every day to savor a cup of matcha. It can elevate your senses, increase your relaxation, and help you battle through some of the mental and physical challenges of the day. From Domatcha to you, we wish you a healthy and vibrant autumn season.