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