It’s 8 p.m. I’m sitting at my computer, listening to music. I’m writing an article about what literally inspires me every day – the yerba mate plant. I’ve used this plant for thirteen years, and it’s time to share my experiences with you.
In about three hours, I will be going to bed, but I’ve just downed a full cup of mate, which is rich in caffeine. When I go to bed, I will fall asleep in 1-3 minutes, and the heavily toning tea will not disturb my sleep.
How is that possible?
It was 5:55 AM. My alarm clock rang, as it always does at this time of day. I got up quietly and started executing a very specific set of actions: I went to the kitchen, turned on the kettle, went to the bathroom, came back to the kitchen and poured myself a Pu-erh tea with boiled water. Then I sat down to meditate for 20 minutes using Transcendental Meditation technique that I practice since 2011.
After meditation, I got my tea from the kitchen, turned on a relaxing music track on my headphones, and started journaling. It's not easy to describe that amazing feeling that comes when you connect the vibes of an early morning, good tea, beautiful music, and writing about things that matter.