Days usually revolve around finding ways to save it, maximize it, and carve out more of it. We’re familiar with the To-Do list but without markers to keep you focused and punctual, streamlining from sunup to sundown can get tricky:
> AM: A ten-minute meditation that frees up headspace for tackling the day can be an enlightening and expansive start. Another favourite in-house tip is the cold shower. The benefits are numerous: calming itchy skin, increasing circulation, reducing muscle soreness post-workout, potentially boosting weight loss, glowing hair and skin – an invigorating wake up call, all in all. Don’t forget to dry off with our lush bath towels. Absorbent, yet gentle on your skin, they’re available in a nuanced palette of soft and vibrant hues that soothe the senses.
> PM: Having a wind-down routine is crucial for quieting mental chatter and inviting better sleep. A little gentle stretching and a slow skincare ritual have aesthetic, physical and psychological benefits. Converting your bedroom into a sanctuary is perhaps our most rewarding tip. From investing in an aromatic diffuser for essential oils to sustainable bedding and a novel on your side table, we truly believe the power of cultivating rest cannot be overstated. Discover our collection of pillowcases, sheet sets, duvet covers, cushions, dohars and quilts that are primed for the pursuit. For one healthy addition this month, look no further than our Semul Pillow which is non-toxic, chemical free, hypoallergenic and antimicrobial resistant.
03. Reset Your Gut
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Eliminating added sugar, dairy, gluten, any GMOs, and most chemical additives may help you reset the gut and feel good every day. A healthy cleanse should be about increasing nutrients and training yourself to eat real food. Pointers below:
> It turns out a lot of people do better with hot food so adding soups to your diet is one example.
> Whether raw or cooked food agrees with you can depend on the time of year.
> Fermentation is another way to make food easier for your gut: Something like coconut kefir has natural ferments that fuel beneficial bacteria. Your gut needs healthy bacteria to help break down food and to help balance inflammation and mood.
> Probiotics—whether you get them through food or supplements—are incredible for digestion and skin.
*Source: Leah Lagos, PsyD, BCB, is a health and performance psychologist in New York City who specializes in heart rate variability biofeedback.