4 Healthy Habits to Work Into Your Morning Routine

Now, more than ever, we’re all craving a sense of routine. But between the chaos of working from home, Zoom calls, suddenly cooking almost all of your meals from scratch, and for some, providing full-time childcare and even homeschooling your kids, it can sometimes feel like you’ve lost control of the day before it has even begun. One solution? Try adding a CBD tincture, like Feals, into your morning routine. 

CBD in small doses provides focus and a sense of calm so you’re able to take on the day. We suggest taking Feals straight up or blending it into this creamy coconut-and-coffee confection, or into a green smoothie. And as for sleep? We all need it, and a good night’s rest (we’re talking 7 to 9 hours) will set you up for a good morning. We may not have control over much these days, but, by working one (or more!) of these into your day, you’re moving in the right direction.

Add CBD into your morning coffee or smoothie

Sure, whipped coffee may be filling up your social media feed, but if you’re looking for a morning java that will keep you sharp and satiated, with the caffeine jitters throughout the morning, this CBD coconut bulletproof is where it’s at. If you’re not a coffee person, this minty green smoothie has tons of fiber from spinach and chia seeds, while the mint adds a touch of sweetness.

"CBD in small doses provides focus and a sense of calm so you’re able to take on the day."

Consider meditation

It's easy to come up with reasons why we can't meditate: lack of time, lack of ability, a short attention span, or even all of the above. Meditation is one of those things we're constantly reminded of just how good it is for us, but for those of us who don't yet have a meditation practice in place, it can be daunting.  Start by carving out anywhere from 5 to 20 distraction-free minutes and you’re on already your way. And the benefits? They’re pretty substantial: meditation helps to reduce stress and anxiousness, promote calm, clarity, focus, and productivity, lengthen attention span, improve sleep, and boost overall happiness.

Your diet matters

We’re bombarded with messaging around staying away from processed foods and sugar. But let’s face it, those are so often the things we crave, particularly when we’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed, notes functional nutritionist and author of the Well Journal Mia Rigden. “Particularly in times like these, it’s essential to keep your immune system healthy, which means a balanced diet of whole foods like fruits, leafy veggies, whole grains, nuts, and seeds,” she says. 

Move your body 

Deepika Chopra, who holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and is a self-described optimism doctor reminds us often that moving your body increases energy and endorphins. “I get up and dance first thing in the morning when I get out of bed, even if for just half a song,” Chopra explains. “Your mood in the morning has an impact on your mood throughout the rest of the day.”

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