How often do you really feel relaxed? Life can be complicated and overwhelming. The lists of responsibilities pile high, and when you’re feeling anxious and drained, even nurturing yourself can feel like too much to think about.
You’re not alone. We promise. Requests for help with relaxation have been pouring in this season. To help you out, we’ve come up with a daily method to help you recover your equilibrium and lead a more mindful life.
This guide offers advice on ways to perfect your relaxation. From plants to exercise, there are a plethora of ways to find your zen. Follow our Relax Guide every day and set yourself on the path to greater calm, focus, and clarity.
And know: all of you are welcome here.
Our Guide to Relaxation
Make time for gentle movement. End your day with a walk outdoors, join a yoga class, or just make sure to stand up from your desk and stretch before any big meetings. Exercise works out not just our bodies, but our minds too. Even five minutes of cardio can set you on the path to good vibes! Exercising released serotonin and endorphins in our brain. This mixture of chemicals gives us a head high that includes emotional stability. With this, the stressors of our day can begin to melt away and we can really start focusing on relaxing!
If you’re a bit too busy for a walk or a class, try at-home or at-the-desk exercise videos. Knee lifts, lunges, planks, in-bed pilates, arm stretches, and more are all easy, low-impact exercises that can be done from the comfort of your couch or bed. A healthy body allows for a healthy mind, and a healthy mind allows for the best relaxation possible!
Chill with CBD
CBD, the non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, is a wonderful ally for our nervous system. It helps to ease our nervous system and can support us in going from a “flight or fight” stress response to a relaxed “rest or digest” state. CBD is effective at helping us chill out.
Take 2-3 sprays of Plant Alchemy’s Chill Oil Spray twice daily beneath your tongue. Packed with 5mg of full-spectrum CBD, it helps ease the day away and comes with a tasty Vanilla bean and Orange flavor.
Another CBD remedy? Our Plant Alchemy Concentrated CBD Oil – 1,000mg, that you can add to your daily routine. This highly concentrated CBD oil helps relieve anxiety and traumatic stress. It’s also great for muscle and joint pain.
Get some houseplant friends and water them each day. Studies show that interacting with indoor plants can have a positive effect on our nervous system, helping to soothe stress and induce a newfound sense of calm.
We LOVE Greenery Unlimited who offers a tried and true selection of plants, planters, tools, accessories, and horticultural knowledge to the plant-curious. They specialize in bringing the outdoors in.
From modulating our immune system to supporting our brain health, balancing our moods, and increasing our energy levels, the fungi are our friends.
Introducing The Joy Spagyric Tincture by The Medicinal Mushroom Company. This tincture is a carefully curated blend of wild-harvested medicinal ingredients that work to elevate the mind and body. Reishi acts as a precursor to neurotransmitters and endorphins that work to improve mood, while Rosemary supports serotonin production and overall cognitive health. Alchemized with protective Hawthorne berries that work to prevent the negative effects of stress hormones on mood. What a joy!
Add one full dropper of Joy Spagyric Tincture to your favorite herbal tea, juice, or kombucha. Did we mention it has a delicious minty taste? Unearth the mood balancing, re-energizing powers of Reishi and Cordyceps within. We find it’s best enjoyed when you gift yourself a moment alone
At the end of each day, write down one thing that made you laugh or smile. It’s easy to look back on the day and lock on to the negatives. By keeping a gratitude journal, you’ll retrain your brain to become more present and optimistic. Writing also helps lay your thoughts down to fully analyze them. A lot of you out there may feel more relaxed by reading back on the day’s work. Journaling is a great exercise to help get those thoughts down in a neat and concise manner.