“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” Deepak Chopra
As many of us prepare for time alone and stepping back from the usual hustle and bustle of life, we have a unique opportunity to truly embrace the calm and stillness in the midst of chaos, like the quote above.
Here are a few ways that we are spending our solo time to help build a foundation of wellness into our daily routine. Bonus: you can even include your partner, roommate or kids, too!
A habit takes 21 days to develop, so utilizing these weeks to start a new daily routine will give you a kick-start.
1. Morning Meditation
How you start your morning is critical to the flow and productivity of the rest of the day. Taking a few moments to set your intentions will help you feel a sense of peace and positivity and give boost your mood (especially if you’re spending most days by yourself).
Here are some our favorite resources for mediations.
2. LGT: Lemon, Ginger & Turmeric Elixer
Another essential piece to bettering your health is drinking lemon, ginger and turmeric tea each morning. This is a tasty way to naturally detox your body, aid in digestion and use antioxidant-rich ingredients like lemons and cinnamon.
Here is one of our favorite recipes from Nourish, Move, Love. The recipes makes a large batch so you can prep it early in the week and make squeezing in a cup of this tonic quick and easy!
3. Move Your Body
Like to crush your workout with a cycle class, pilates or crossfit? Here are some great ways to bring the gym into your living room. Use this opportunity to switch up your usual high energy workout for a slower, grounding regimen instead.
- Take a walk outside and listen to a meditation podcast or download one of the apps above
- Search Youtube for tutorials (our favorite: Yoga With Adrienne)
- Download a fitness app (Sweat: Kayla Itsines Fitness, Blogilates, Yoga & Meditation by Glo)
These are a few easy ways to show yourself some love and kindness. Starting is the hardest part of developing a new habit, but pushing yourself out of your comfort zone with a simple to follow wellness routine is a great way to care for your physical and mental health.