Self-care is the newest buzzword in the wellness industry and it’s worth a staggering $11 billion, growing by the second. However, self-care is not all bubble baths, face masks, massages, and mani-pedis.
Self-care is — taking care of yourself, however simple or complex that might be for you. It’s about cultivating a connection with yourself, taking care of your physical and mental needs, and taking small steps every day to improve your life.
If you’re ready to implement some positive changes into your day, here are 9 simple daily self-care rituals to adopt for a brand new happier you.
In the Morning...
1. Drink a Cup of Sträva CBD-Infused Coffee
If you can’t start the day without coffee, but caffeine gives you the jitters, try CBD-infused Sträva Coffee. Our 100% Arabica beans are roasted to perfection and infused with different amounts of CBD to meet different needs.
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2. Move Your Body
After several hours of sleep, your body needs a rush of energy in the morning to wake up. A series of morning stretches, yoga, or a short walk can do wonders for your blood circulation and give your brain a boost of oxygen.
You can also dance to upbeat music, exercise, go jogging, or run up and down the stairs. Always listen to your body and move within a pain-free range.
3. Write in a Journal
Journaling in the morning can help you clear your mind and start each day with a positive mindset. You can write down your thoughts and feelings, describe how you’d like the day to go, or write about the things you’re grateful for.
There’s something therapeutic in putting your words on paper and it’s a great way to shift your perspective and gain clarity.
In the Afternoon...
4. Limit Screen Time
If you’re working on a computer all day and spend your breaks on your phone, you’re spending too much time in front of screens. In the afternoon, take at least 30 minutes to unplug and enjoy the present moment without any devices.
5. Take a Power Nap
A 30-minute power nap can be amazing for your productivity and focus. It can also boost your energy levels and give your body a chance to recover and replenish itself. After a power nap, make yourself a cup of Sträva CBD Coffee and you’re ready to move on with your day.
6. Do at Least One Thing You Enjoy
No matter how busy you are during the day, take some time to do at least one thing you enjoy just for yourself. Whether that’s sitting in a quiet room by yourself, going for a long walk, reading, listening to music, or watching your favorite TV show, you deserve to feel good and put yourself first.
In the Evening...
7. Create a Quiet, Restorative Bedtime Routine
After a long day, it’s time to wind down, relax, and get ready for sleep. The best way to prepare your body and mind for deep sleep is by following a bedtime routine.
Set aside at least one hour in the evening to read, meditate, take a shower, and turn off all electronic devices. These soothing activities will help you wake up refreshed and well-rested the next morning, and ready for a new day.
8. Develop a Nighttime Skincare Routine
During the day, your skin is exposed to pollution, air conditioners, weather conditions, make up, and toxins. Just like your body and mind need rest, so does your skin. This is why you need to develop a skincare routine that fits your skin type.
A simple skincare routine consists of (double) cleansing, applying toner, applying skin booster or serum, followed by eye cream, and ending with night cream or moisturizer. Your skin will absorb all the nutrients from the products during the night and be fresh and radiant in the morning.
Woke up with puffy eyes in the morning? Try these natural DIY coffee remedies to help soothe the skin and reduce dark circles.
9. Eliminate All Electronics From the Bedroom
One of the best self-care habits you can adopt is to eliminate all electronic devices from your bedroom. This includes smartphones, laptops, tablets, TVs, virtual assistants, and even smartwatches (unless you wear one for medical reasons).
Your sleep should be free of distractions, notifications, blue light, and internet. If you need an alarm, you can set one on your phone and leave it in the other room.
What Are Your Favorite Daily Self-Care Rituals?
Whether you’re a busy entrepreneur, a parent, a student, or a retiree, spending time on your health and wellbeing is not a luxury — it’s a necessity. Start your day with Sträva’s CBD-infused coffee, take a few deep breaths, and let the new day begin.
Frosina A. Ivanovic is a content marketing specialist and writer. She’s passionate about quality coffee, travel, wellness, and digital marketing. You can connect with Frosina on LinkedIn or her website, Zhillmatic.