Things have been really tense lately. I wanted to take a moment to let you know how much this community means to our small team. Each and every one of us is trying our best to adapt to a new normal. I’m so grateful for your continued support and wish you the best of health and happiness during these difficult times.
Take a moment for a much needed mind-body restoration this evening. Here are 5 activities to enjoy with a partner, by yourself, or through video chat - whichever you’re in the mood for!
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#1: Stretch it out with deep breaths.
You can pick any stretch, but my favorite is flowing through the Cat-Cow. It’s simple and excellent for waking up your back muscles. Who else is experiencing back discomfort working from home? Try this out:
Step 1 - The Cow: Starting at tabletop position, deeply inhale as you drop your stomach and arch your back. Let your shoulders roll back and your head naturally look up to the ceiling.
Step 2 - The Cat: Slowly exhale as you round your upper back and tuck your chin to your chest.
Step 3 - Repeat the movements for 5 rounds of inhaling and exhaling.
#2: Drink warm tea with CBD drops.
Brew a warm cup of your favorite decaffeinated (herbal) tea. Add your CBD dose to the tea.
Herbal teas are a great option for the amazing health benefits. Try adding a little bit of cream and honey (or sugar) if you’re still getting used to the taste.
#3: Accomplish just one small thing.
Completing one small chore can instill the feeling of an accomplishment and purpose. Wipe down the counters, fold the laundry, or organize your junk drawer. You might even get carried away. Just don’t be the upstairs neighbor vacuuming at 3am.
#4: Prepare a healthy snack for the next day.
Sometimes the best ending to your day is to prepare for a new one. I find this especially true on my not-so-great days. Preparing a healthy snack for tomorrow can help continue a healthy habit and even spark motivation for the daily events that follow. The domino effect! I find that being mindful of what I put in my body has a noticeable impact on my energy levels and overall health, so treat yourself well.
#5: Reflect first, then act with intent and kindness
With so much going on in the world, it can feel like our minds are taking us for a ride on auto-pilot. Something as simple as remembering why we do what we do each day and acting with intent can make all the difference in our mind“fulness.” See what I did there? ;)
When you take a bite of food, think about how it is nourishing your body. When you stretch, think about what that small act can do for your daily range of motion. When you look around, check-in with yourself and ask how you’re doing and what you can do to be grateful in the moment.
You can share the meaningful moments of your week with a close friend, family member (pets count!) or your journal.
Meredith | Founder & CEO