What you do during your daily morning routine sets the tone for the entire day. Establishing a healthy morning routine can ﬁll your days with more happiness, productivity, and hopefully less stress. Creating an AM ritual you love that may include CBD, and sticking to it, might even make you look forward to getting out of bed in the morning.
When you wake up in the morning, your body is dehydrated. You haven’t consumed any ﬂuids for the past 8 hours or so. The ﬁrst thing you should do is drink some good old H2O. Aim to start your day with 8 to 16 oz. of pure, ﬁltered water. Your body will thank you, and it will help you start to feel more awake naturally. In addition to internal dehydration, your skin may also feel parched and in need of external hydration. A great way to maintain skin nourishment is through the use of a CBD topical such as a CBD balm or cream made from hemp extract.
2. STAY OFF YOUR PHONE
It’s hard to resist the temptation to check your notiﬁcations and scroll social media ﬁrst thing in the morning, but it’s important to give your mind a chance to wake up before diving into the stimulation of technology. If you’re like most people, chances are you’re going to be on your phone or computer for a large portion of the day. Give your eyes and mind a break and stay off your phone for as long as possible upon waking. If you use your phone as an alarm, keep it in airplane mode until you’re fully awake. Or try using an alarm clock and keep your phone in another room until you’re ready to use it.
3. PRACTICE MINDFULNESS
Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating awareness and acceptance of the present moment. Mindfulness practices have been shown to reduce stress, increase mental clarity, and boost health. Practicing mindfulness techniques as part of your morning routine can help you cope with stress better throughout the day. Meditation is the most common mindfulness technique, but there are many ways to practice mindfulness. Try sipping your coffee or tea and adding a daily dose of our Hemp & Olive 1500mg Pure CBD Oil while paying close attention to the sensations you feel: the smells, the tastes, the sounds, the feelings in your body. When you notice your mind wandering, gently bring your awareness back to your breath or to any aspect of the present moment.
4. EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and they’re right. Eating within two hours of waking up balances your blood sugar and gives your body and brain the fuel it needs to start your day. Studies have shown that eating breakfast enhances cognitive ability, and people who include breakfast in their morning routine eat healthier throughout the day. Eat a breakfast high in protein and healthy fats for added mental and physical beneﬁts.
5. MOVE YOUR BODY
Engaging in physical exercise is another way to get your body going in the morning and feel more awake naturally. Morning exercise is scientifically proven to boost your metabolism and energy levels. Working out in the morning may even increase productivity. Find a form of exercise that feels good for your body and makes it easy to add to your AM rituals. Schedule it in your planner or calendar, prepare your workout clothes or gym bag the night before, and set your alarm early. This will help you start your day off on a positive note. CBD oils and topicals can also be used as a post-workout regimen to promote wellness.