If you’ve spent any time on social media in the last year, you’ve no doubt heard influencers, wellness gurus, or even your girlfriends preaching the importance of a self-care routine. With so many demands on our schedules already, it might seem almost impossible to add in regular, let alone daily self-care rituals.
Self-care isn’t meant to be just one more thing on your to-do list. When done regularly and intentionally, it can bring balance to our demanding schedules and boost our mental wellbeing by letting our mind and body slow down and rest.
Although it’s often presented as intense, complicated pampering, self-care can be as simple as prioritizing 10-15 minutes each day to focus on your needs. If you have been avoiding adding self-care into your daily routine, start with one of these simple routines, each elevated with the addition of healing CBD oil.
A simple way to make sure you fit self-care into your daily routine is to do it first thing in the morning before the demands of the day begin. A morning skincare ritual is a simple way to add in a little time dedicated to wellbeing, and both your skin and mind will benefit from it.
Begin by rinsing or washing your face. This will help wake you up and give you a clean slate for the rest of your routine. Next, apply a simple toner, like organic rosewater. Finally, moisturize with our Balancing CBD Facial Oil. Increase the healing effects by placing 1-2 drops in the palm of your hand, cup your hands over your nose and mouth and take several slow, deep breaths before gently pressing into your skin.
To finish this routine, try repeating a few morning affirmations. Positive affirmations will calm and reduce stress while giving you a boost of confidence and happiness to start your day. Write your own or try one of our favorites:
- I feel successful in my life right now, even as I am working toward my future goals.
- I am declaring today a day of gratitude, growth, and grace.
- Today I am committed to being the best version of me. I will walk in my truth, light, and love.
Carving out a little time to take care of yourself in the middle of the day can go a long way for your health, both mental and physical. Take a few minutes to center your mind, stretch your legs, and get some sunshine with a short walk, 10-15 minutes is all you need. Before you begin, massage a small amount of our calming CBD body creme into areas that are often strained when sitting at a desk or working at a computer, like your lower back, neck, or wrists. To really make the most of your time, leave your phone behind and focus on being in the moment (you really won’t miss it, I promise). Take a few deep breaths and notice your surroundings as you walk.
A brief, mindful walk will immediately increase your energy level and boost your creativity, and your body will appreciate the break from all that sitting.
The end of the day is another perfect place to add in a little self-care. An evening ritual will help you relax and put some space between the demands of the day and bedtime.
Just before getting into bed, place one dropper of our Phenom revitalizing CBD Elixir under your tongue. As the elixir works to balance your body and centers your mind, take a mental break to escape (or learn something new) by spending 10-15 minutes reading. Reading before bed reduces stress, improves concentration, and can help you fall asleep faster.
This easy routine might not seem like much, but reading for just 15 minutes each day is enough to finish 13 books in a year. Simply by taking a little time at the end of each day, you can boost your intelligence.
Your wellness is the cornerstone for everything else you do and should be a priority. Finding time in your schedule to create space for your mind and body to rest will ultimately leave you feeling rejuvenated, calmer and provide you with clarity and focus so you better prepared to face the rest of your day.
It is our hope that you will incorporate one (or all) of these simple, short, and powerful rituals into your daily self-care routine. Do you have any other self-care tips? Share them below, we’d love to hear them!