Our lives revolve around our calendars, with work, gym time, social gatherings, and events scheduled down to the minute. With everything we have going on, it’s easy to forget to check in on our own wellbeing — but that shouldn’t be the case. Scheduling time for self-care is just as important as every other commitment. That’s why we’ve put together a day-long self-care routine that will leave you feeling rested, rejuvenated, and ready to take on whatever the world throws at you.
Waking up early may feel counterintuitive to a day of rest, but there’s a method to the madness. Our cortisol clocks dictate our energy levels throughout each day, and it’s common to experience a notable spike in the morning; if we sleep in, we actually miss that boost of energy. Set your alarm for 6:00am, then ease into the day with some simple meditation. It doesn’t take much — a few short minutes to focus on your breathing can really help clear your mind.
Nothing makes you more ready to face the day than an invigorating face scrub, followed by a dose of probiotics and a glass of lemon water to rehydrate. If you need a bit of caffeine in the morning, try matcha. It’s great whisked into a cup of hot water or mixed into a morning smoothie.
Declaring your goals and reminding yourself of your positive qualities is empowering. But you can take your daily affirmations to the next level by writing them down. If you get your creative juices flowing, you can even turn them into colorful pieces of art — something you can look to for inspiration throughout the rest of the day.
Mobilizing your circulation and endorphins gives both body and mind a chance to shake off yesterday and refocus on today. Get dressed and head to the gym, a spin class, or off on a run — whatever keeps you motivated. An aluminum-free deodorant will keep you smelling fresh…at least until you can rinse off at home.
It’s your day to slow down and relax — so avoid quickly eating a granola bar as you lean over the counter. Instead, indulge in a sit-down meal for one. Make your favorite morning meal and add a shot of apple cider vinegar, made with fermented organic apples, to your glass of water.
If you got your heart rate up during your morning workout, your muscles probably need some love and attention. Stretch out and massage your tired limbs with a CBD balm. For your skin, keep it simple but luxurious with a delicate face cleanser and lotion.
Once you’ve managed to stretch your legs, make yourself an easy and healthy lunch. A big, leafy salad topped with dried fruit and nuts will help you get your daily dose of vegetables — don’t forget to wrap up your meal with some seasonal fruit.
Napping in the right way can lower your blood pressure, improve your mood, enhance performance, and more. Make sure you set your timer for 20 minutes; it sounds short, but it will leave you feeling more energized than if you wake up in the middle of a deep sleep cycle. Try using these CBD calming capsules to get yourself into a restful state.
After your nap, it’s time to breathe some fresh air and get your body moving again. Meet a friend at an outdoor café, go for a long walk, pop into your favorite shops, or anything else that gets you outside. Is there an art gallery or botanical garden you’ve been meaning to get to? This is your chance.
Once you’re back from your excursion, get cozy on the couch with a big bowl of saucy pasta. On any other day, we’d recommend keeping dinner at the table and away from screens, but today is all about making exceptions for yourself. Put on your favorite show and enjoy.
Remember the cortisol cycle that boosts your energy at 6:00am? It also slows down at 10:00pm, making for an ideal bedtime. Catch some ZZZs, and dream of conquering tomorrow as a refreshed and rejuvenated version of you.
Self care needs to be prioritized, especially during the days when chaos tends to get the better of you. The next time you feel busy or stressed, take a deep breath and check in on yourself — or take a day to follow this routine so that you can stay rejuvenated for the long term.
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