Your New Morning Routine
For those of us with busy schedules, never-ending to-do lists and early wake-ups, getting out of bed in the morning can feel like the highest mountain to climb — especially if you are also feeling the impact of mental health issues like stress and anxiety. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Wake up With an Energy-Boosting Elixir
Looking forward to a delicious beverage in the morning might just be the motivation you need to throw those covers aside. Why not try a few drops of Prospect Farms’ Awaken Tincture mixed into SkinTē’s Green Tea Grapefruit? The tincture contains whole-plant cannabinoids and terpenes, specially formulated to boost your mood and help you destress, while SkinTē contains uplifting ingredients such as wellness-supporting nettle root and mood-boosting hawthorn berry. Importantly, both products bring you the benefits of citrus, thanks to the grapefruit in SkinTē and the limonene and citral in Awaken. There’s a reason citrus is so popular for breakfast: It can help boost your body’s production of serotonin, resulting in a happier, more relaxed you.
Stretch It Out
Journaling has many mental health benefits, and doing it as part of your morning routine could make your whole day that much better. It’s an exercise in mindfulness that can help you deal with stress, bring you closer to achieving your goals, and boost your memory, comprehension and creativity. There’s no wrong way to do it — just sit down and write! Treat yourself to a pretty notebook that will inspire you, pick up your favorite pen, and get it all out on the page. Write down whatever’s going on in your head, whether that’s what happened yesterday, random thoughts, your hopes and dreams… Set a timer and just let it flow!
Carve Out a Few Minutes To Nurture a Passion
When you’re short on time, the last thing you’re going to prioritize is learning something new. But if you’ve always wanted to teach yourself Portuguese, or guitar, or knitting, you don’t need hours and hours. If you carve out even five minutes to develop a new skill before you get to tackling that to-do list, you’ll soon see the fruits of your labor. There’s also tons of evidence showing that having a regular hobby benefits your well-being. What’s not to love?