Nosey Delight- A Cup Of Tea and The Power of Habit

From the yeasty warmth of freshly baked bread to the clean, summery haze of lavender flowers, we all have favorite smells we find particularly comforting. What’s yours?

I grow up in a family who consume a lot of tea, a cup of tea for breakfast, another at evening, and sometimes after dinner. Drinking a cup of tea become a symbol of relaxing between activities. It could be the soft and not so sharp smell of english breakfast until the sharp and delicate smell of earl grey or chamomile.

Perhaps it’s not the smell of tea that makes me feel relaxed, but the reverse is true that I drink tea when I feel relaxed. It goes repeatedly like that and my brain associate the smell of tea with relaxed mood. First the relaxed environment triggered me to make a tea, then I enjoyed it over and over again until unconsciously a cup of tea triggered my mood to be relaxed. Fascinating, isn’t it? That’s the power of habit


About Journeyman

A global macro analyst with over four years experience in the financial market, the author began his career as an equity analyst before transitioning to macro research focusing on Emerging Markets at a well-known independent research firm. He read voraciously, spending most of his free time following The Economist magazine and reading topics on finance and self-improvement. When off duty, he works part-time for Getty Images, taking pictures from all over the globe. To date, he has over 1200 pictures over 35 countries being sold through the company.
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2 Responses to Nosey Delight- A Cup Of Tea and The Power of Habit

  1. priyanka says:

    Tea is something holy . Definitely . I would also say , nothing relaxes me more than a cup of hot tea .

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