It’s been decided – this summer, we’re practicing healthy selfishness, which means you have all the permission in the world to put yourself first. At EQ, we take a holistic and proactive approach to building routines, all while addressing the root cause of what’s not working for you rather than simply addressing the symptoms. We’ve done the research and compiled some attainable ways to fine-tune your daily routines. Whether you’re focused on improving energy levels, staying cool, calm and collected, or are prioritizing your beauty sleep, these hacks will help you switch up your wellness routines so that you can have the best summer yet.
1. Prioritize breakfast
Breakfast boasts itself as the ‘most important meal of the day’, and for good reason. Eating breakfast replenishes your supply of glucose to boost energy levels and alertness while also providing other essential nutrients required for good health. Studies also show that people who start their mornings with a balanced breakfast report having more energy and a higher mood throughout the day.
2. Let in the sunlight
According to the CDC, the light/dark cycle of the sun has a powerful effect on our circadian clocks, sleep, and alertness. Natural light helps control our circadian rhythms, so getting some sun first thing in the morning lets your body know that it’s time to wake up and get going. Exposure to bright morning light has also been shown to be effective against insomnia, premenstrual syndrome, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
3. EQ Daily Drops & Energy Capsules
Perfect for regulating mood and stress levels, Daily Drops will work in tandem with our Energy Capsules to give your energy routine a much needed boost on those busy summer days. Bundle these two together for a zap of energy when you need it most.
1. Incorporate deep breathing
Most of us don’t think about our breathing all that often – we just do it. But deep breathing (also called diaphragmatic breathing) can enable more air flow into the body, and help calm your nerves, reducing stress and anxiety. Breathing deeply and slowly tells the body to stop releasing stress hormones, keeping you relaxed, so try implementing a few minutes of deep breathing into your daily routine to stay calm all day long.
2. Practice gratitude
In a study on gratitude and appreciation, participants who regularly practiced gratitude showed lower levels of cortisol (the hormone responsible for stress), had stronger cardiac functioning, and were more resilient to emotional setbacks and negative experiences. Keeping a daily gratitude journal is an easy way to implement gratitude into your daily routine to evoke feelings of calmness and relaxation.
3. EQ Daily Softgels & Stress Gummies
Start your day on the right foot with Daily Softgels, and incorporate Stress Gummies into your calming routine whenever you feel pressure starting to build. This bundle will help you chill out and stay cool on even the most stressful of days.
1. Be consistent
According to sleep experts, a regular sleep schedule not only tends to increase the amount of sleep people get each night, but it can also improve the quality of that sleep. A consistent sleep schedule also helps to maintain the body’s internal clock, or circadian rhythm, which impacts many of our body’s functions. Try to go to bed at the same time each night, and wake up at the same time every morning for a longer, more restful sleep.
2. Put the phone away
When it’s time to turn off the lights and go to sleep, the last thing our brain needs is more information and stimulation. Your mind can stay active and engaged long after you’ve scrolled through social media or responded to a few texts, and the blue light from our screens actually fools the brain into thinking that it’s daytime, which causes the body to stop releasing melatonin, a necessary hormone for sleep. Try putting your phone away at least an hour before bedtime, and practice meditation or reading before sleeping instead.
3. EQ Daily Gummies & Sleep Gummies
EQ’s best-selling Daily Gummies will keep you balanced and centered throughout the day, and Sleep Gummies will help you ease into a blissful rest. This bundle is ideal for anyone who is looking to practice the art of winding down and improving their overall sleep health.
No matter what area of your wellness routine you are looking to improve, everyone can benefit from a session with one of our Certified Wellness Coaches. Whether you are working on setting healthy boundaries, looking to set and obtain specific goals, or simply want to savor the summer in the best way possible, now is a great time to chat with one of our Certified Wellness Coaches. Click here to schedule your first wellness coaching session, and learn more about Wellness Coaches and how they can help you at our blog post here.
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