While Global Wellness Day might look a little different in 2020, the message is the same - a day dedicated to worldwide wellness and community, even at a distance. We hope you enjoy this blog-a-day countdown honoring the 7 Steps of the Global Wellness Day Manifesto and how you can incorporate them into your daily lives all year long. Thank you to GWD founder Belgin Askoy and Gloria Treister for their inspiration and efforts for this noble cause! Learn more at globalwellnessday.org

One Day Can Change Your Whole Life!

One of the most beneficial wellness habits you can embrace actually requires so little effort that you do it lying down!

“Sleep is the best meditation.” -Dalai Lama

Sleeping is one of the simplest, yet most impactful ways we can restore and rejuvenate our bodies. Getting enough sleep on a nightly basis provides both mind and body the energy needed to function at optimal levels each day.

Many of us push ourselves to squeeze in one more activity, continue to scroll through our phones or binge-watch our favorite shows late into the night, delaying much-needed sleep. Most adults function best by going to bed early and clocking 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

A bedtime of 10pm gives most of us the chance to get those hours and still start the day with some “me-time” before work or other responsibilities kick in. Experiment with what works best for you and see how you feel the next day!

Need a little help winding down for a restful night’s sleep? Try a few of these self-care tips:

Soothing Aromatherapy. Certain essential oils provide a naturally calming effect on the senses. Kerstin Florian Organic Calm Mind Aromatherapy Oil offers a beautiful combination of Lavender, Peppermint, and Cajeput essential oils to help to clear the mind and put daily stress into perspective. Breathing in a deep inhale of these calming scents before bed helps melt away stress and tension.

Keep it Cool. As nice as it feels to cozy-up under big warm blankets, the body can fall asleep more quickly and stay asleep longer when the room temperature is set between 60-67°F. So, thermostats down – which helps the environment too! – and windows cracked when it helps!

Unplug. Turn off tablets, phones, and TVs at least 30-60 minutes before bed. The blue light that is emitted from electronic screens can affect your internal body clock and throw off your circadian rhythm. Wearing blue-blocking glasses and putting your personal device on “night mode” can also help.

Clear Your Mind. Get your thoughts, to-do’s, and concerns out of your head and onto a piece of paper. Jotting down what is on your mind, and the tasks you want to remember for tomorrow helps clear the way for relaxation and peaceful sleep.

Bedtime Routine. Creating a relaxing wind-down routine each night helps get your body prepped and ready for sleep. Simply turning down lights and sounds, brushing your teeth, combing your hair and completing your night-time skincare regimen can cue the mind to close the day. A soothing cup of chamomile tea, a replenishing warm bath with Mineral Wellness Soak, and a few mists of comforting Lavender Body Spray on your body and sheets sets an even more impactful tone for restful slumber.

Remember to join us on Global Wellness Day, Saturday, June 13th! Share your experience of getting to bed by 10 pm this week and inspire others to get the sleep they need for wellness and bright days ahead.

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