A Mindful Morning Routine with CBD

Are you interested in creating a mindful morning routine with CBD? The way you start each day has a tremendous impact on how the rest of the day unfolds.

How do you typically start your day?

Are you up at 6 a.m.? Do you slowly sip on your coffee or tea while contemplating the day ahead and making a mental (or physical) to-do list? Are you meditating and engaging in a relaxing yoga flow before heading out the door, ready for whatever the day may bring?

Not so much?

Don’t feel bad.

Most people don’t start the day off with a mindful morning routine. We hit snooze on the alarm clock until we force ourselves out of bed. We rush around madly trying to make it out the door and end up scattered, unfocused, and feeling rushed all day, never quite getting done what needs to get done.

We then complain about how our day went, without even realizing what a profound effect simply starting our day out differently could have had on how our day unfolded.

Why a Morning Routine Matters

If all this rushing around and morning madness sounds familiar, it’s time to incorporate a bit of mindfulness into your morning routine.

Mornings are when the magic happens. Don’t believe us? Some of the most successful people in the world have a dedicated morning routine.

Oprah Winfrey’s mindful morning routine starts out with 20 minutes of meditation, which she says gives her “hope, a sense of contentment and deep joy.” She then exercises for at least 15 minutes, then “tunes herself in” by going for a walk, preparing a meal or listening to music. Her morning routine always ends with a healthy meal.

Tim Ferris, author of the 4-Hour Work Week, starts out his morning by making his bed, which he contends fills him with a sense of pride and makes him feel like he’s immediately accomplished something. He then meditates for 10-20 minutes, exercises for at least 30 minutes and drinks a strong cup of tea. He completes his mindful morning routine by journaling for a bit, something he says assists to “push the ball forward and feel better throughout the day.”

At Temple CBD, we’ve developed our own version of a mindful morning routine. Staying true to our roots, our mindful morning routine incorporates CBD.

If you’re ready to stop hitting snooze and finally make the most out of your mornings, we’re happy to share our tips for a relaxing, mindful morning routine. We can even supply the CBD.

6 Ways to Create a Relaxing, Mindful Morning Routine

1. Set Your Alarm for 20 Minutes Earlier

What if, instead of hitting snooze on your alarm for 20 minutes each morning, you actually got up 20 minutes earlier? Don’t underestimate the power those extra 20 minutes can have on your day. Imagine a morning where you’re not rushing around like crazy, but rather letting the day unfold with an increased sense of calm.

Getting up earlier each morning can improve your sleep cycle, improve productivity levels, improve concentration and more. If you’ve never been a morning person, you’d be amazed at how quiet the world is early in the morning. We like to think the world is just a bit softer at 6 a.m. Getting up this early is the first step to creating a mindful morning that will help you make the most out of the rest of your day.

2. List 5 Things You’re Thankful for Before You Get out of Bed

If you’re like most people, your mind starts racing from the moment you wake up — thoughts of what needs to be done today, what happened yesterday, what went wrong the day before and a million other things.

Did you ever stop to think about the fact that waking up in itself is something to be thankful for?