Auuuunnndddddd one of the first few snaps which I took was this:
A cup of steaming hot tea – my elixir of life!!
One of the few addictions which I have in life is – TEA with a capital T. And it all started with an aversion towards the so called ‘health-drinks’. Mom tried to entice me into Maltova, Horlicks, Bournvita and all such stuff while I stood my ground and refused to drink a drop of it. I finally relented and was digesting Boost for a couple of years, until one day disaster struck in the form of a relative who hated the smell of Boost. So, I had to drink tea whenever I was with her, and thus began our love-story :)!
Until a year ago, I was a hard-core tea addict, drinking almost seven to nine cups of tea everyday. The world around me seemed rosy until one fine day, I had to go about an entire day without tea. As the day wore on, I felt something amiss. Soon, I developed a nagging headache, felt irritated at the slightest bait and got tired easily. In short, my enthu went for a full-fledged sixer (.....or is it a duck?).
It was then I decided that I would not allow an addiction, however small, to play around with my life. True, this was not a major addiction like cigarettes or drugs.But still, it did require most of my self-control to say ‘No’ to tea. Finally, after months of irritation, moodiness and of course, headache (the brunt of which had to be borne by all my near-and-dear ones), I managed to cut down the intake of tea to two cups a day.
As my Mom sayz, it’s tough to take difficult decisions. That done, you can consider half the work done. The other half….. well….. it just involves abiding by that decision.