New Year New You — Self-Care Rituals and Great Habits

The ringing in of a new year signals a fresh start. It’s when you likely promise to do just one thing differently to move you closer to fulfilling your life’s purpose. When you make your New Year’s resolution this year, why not do something that has the potential for benefits that cascade into all areas of your life? Daily self-care rituals nurture whole health and wellness, giving you more energy, mental clarity, and peace.

Dinacharya: Self-Care Rituals To Tune In to Your Natural Cycles

The Ayurvedic word “Dinacharya” refers to daily practices that align your whole being with the cycles of nature and balance your mind, mood, and body. Engaging in these routines daily is an act of self-love. Rather than a luxury, it’s a necessity. Whatever you want to accomplish in your life, you’ll have more to give to your goals and purpose when you prioritize taking care of yourself. It’s a selfish act but also a gift to everyone in your life.

Here at Sovereignty, we believe you have the power to create the life you desire. Self-care rituals can help you reach your full potential. No single routine is right for everyone, but we wanted to give you some ideas to get you started. Over time, you’ll learn more about what works for you.

Great Habits To Set the Tone for the Day

Engaging in a healthy routine when you wake up helps set the tone for the rest of your day. The following habits cleanse your body, boost your mood, and give you energy.

Wake Up Early

Rather than rush through the morning to get out the door on time, allow yourself plenty of “you time” for your self-care rituals. If you aren’t already an early riser, waking up early takes some adjustment. You may want to make the changes gradually to reset your circadian rhythms for your sleep-wake cycle.

Perform a Cleansing Routine

When you wake, the first thing you probably do is head to the bathroom. Your body’s natural functions attempt to eliminate what it no longer needs after the work it’s done overnight. You can help it along by performing the following cleansing routine:

  • Eliminate the contents of your bladder and bowels
  • Clean your tongue, followed by an oil pull, then brush your teeth and massage your gums
  • Brush your skin
  • Give yourself a massage using a natural oil

These self-care rituals encourage the movement of waste and toxins through the body and prevent the build-up of bacteria while also stimulating circulation.

Move Your Body

Morning movement wakes your body and mind, preparing them for the day ahead. Yoga is a great holistic health practice. It elevates your mood, sharpens mental acuity, and improves strength, balance, and flexibility. However, any exercise in the morning can increase your physical and mental energy.

Meditate and Breathe

Engage in at least five minutes of meditation to tune in to your body and mind. It increases your self-awareness and improves your focus and mood. Breathing exercises are also good for your physical and mental health.

Nourish Yourself Well

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Midday Self-Care Rituals To Keep You Going

It’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of your day and forget to come up for air. You may sit all day at your desk, eat on the run — or while sitting in front of your computer — and get lost in a long to-do list. The afternoon crash is real. However, when you take some time out to take care of yourself, you can maintain your energy and focus and lower your stress and anxiety. Try incorporating the following midday habits:

  • Breathing exercises
  • Practicing a 5-minute meditation
  • Stretching or doing a few yoga asanas
  • Eating a healthy lunch, mindfully
  • Taking a short walk after eating

According to Ayurvedic practices, your midday meal should be the largest meal of your day, and you should eat it between noon and 1:00 p.m. If you can, try incorporating short self-care rituals throughout your day, such as breathing exercises, stretching, and engaging in brief meditations.

A Good Note To End Your Day

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to overall health and wellness. Your end-of-day routine sets you up for a restful and restorative slumber.

Eat a Light Meal Early

While lunch is the day's largest meal, dinner should be your lightest. Eating an early dinner helps you maintain a healthy weight. It’s also good for your digestive tract and blood sugar levels. Try not to eat after 7:00 p.m.

Take a Walk

Going for a walk after you eat aids in digestion and lowers your blood sugar levels. It’s also an excellent way to reduce any impacts of the day’s stressors. You can also do some gentle, relaxing yoga.

Journal Before Bed

Incorporating evening journaling into your self-care rituals provides an outlet for those thoughts that can prevent you from falling asleep. It’s also a great way to acknowledge the good you’ve done for yourself during the day and all you have to be grateful for.

Develop a Healthy Sleep Routine

A healthy sleep routine is crucial for getting a good night’s sleep. Forgo screens for meditation and reading at least an hour before bedtime. Turning off your light at the same time every night helps you fall asleep faster and sleep through the night, allowing your body the healthy recovery and restoration time it needs for your overall health and well-being. Our Dream+ supplement gives your body the support it needs for quality sleep.

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As you prepare to ring in the new year, make a New Year’s resolution that can genuinely change your life: take care of yourself by incorporating self-care rituals in your daily routine. Sovereignty’s Purpose+ and Dream+ powders combine full-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD with Ayurvedic adaptogens to support your mind, body, and spirit in your journey to a healthier you. Order yours today and unlock your full power.