Morning Ritual: To Start Your Day Calm and Stay Well, Try This Mindful Exercise

|Updated Jan 13, 2021

Since we're now well into January and the promise of a new start is behind us, the stress of getting all our work done is threatening to derail our commitment to healthy habits, the ones we just promised ourselves to achieve at the start of the New Year. Instead of allowing an overwhelming to-do list to jolt us off track, we want to start each day with a new, calming, stress-relieving ritual that will help us remember our commitment to ourselves: To eat clean, get sleep, and be physically active daily, as well as give back to our community.

For that reason, we're suggesting a simple way to upgrade your morning routine and set yourself up for more peaceful, stress-free days that put you in control of your emotional and physical journey. So instead of waking up with a nagging to-do list that sets the tone of your mental outlook, or letting the chaos of the world derail our health goals, it's time to be proactive and start each morning with a brief meditation wherein we set our intentions to ourselves and others. It's simple, quick, and easy; you just need to decide that it's a priority.

Elevate your day by starting it off with a mindful session and a favorite warm sip

Our favorite way to build a more meaningful morning routine is to sit still for a brief mindful session of thought and reflection: Ask yourself: What do you want to accomplish today? Where do I want to place my heart and how do I choose to spend my energy? Then answer thoughtfully, and let everything else leave your brain, like actors exiting from a stage at the end of a play. (If you're new to meditation, try this guide to the best beginner apps, to master it) After 10 or 20 minutes of practicing focusing on your mindful intentions and clearing your brain of the to-do list, add a reward by fueling up for your more strenuous activities with a favorite warm drink: It can be water with lemon, your usual coffee or tea, or a new sip to try. One that we've tried and that keeps us focused is Laird's Superfood's Chai Latte Instafuel. Simply add hot water, stir, and enjoy.

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Chai Latte Instafuel makes it easier than ever to enjoy a gourmet, plant-based Chai latte tea at home or on-the-go. Laird Superfood thoughtfully crafted this Chai blend to include only premium, 100% plant-based ingredients because your fuel should do more for you, and make you better every day. Laird Superfood Chai Instafuel combines the Original Superfood Creamer with a warm and savory chai tea blend perfectly crafted to create an instant chai latte that you can make right at home. Elevate your cup with premium black and rooibos tea, amidst robust flavors of cardamom, ginger, clove, and black pepper with the addition of our Superfood Creamer. Taking a moment to enjoy a chai latte is easier and more flavorful than ever before.

Ingredient List:

  • Organic Instant Rooibos Extract
  • Instant Black Tea
  • Organic Coconut Sugar
  • Organic Chai Spice Blend (cardamom, ginger, clove, and black pepper)
  • Aquamin™
  • Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Organic Gum Acacia

Directions, Tips & Servings

For best results, add 3 ½ tablespoons of Chai Instafuel to 12 oz of hot water and mix to combine. For a perfectly blended and frothy latte, we recommend using a power-frother or a blender!

An 8 oz bag is $14.95 and contains 8 recipe servings. Buy yours here.

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