A new year (or really any time of the year) is a great reason to incorporate healthy habits into our daily routine, and there's no better motivation to achieve your goals than a challenge. Our 7 Day Wellness Challenge focuses on one aspect of wellness while adding some of our favorite products from the marketplace that will boost the overall benefits to your mind, body and soul. 

Day 1  |  Hydration

Proper hydration is key for optimal mental and physical performance, but is often overlooked, and can become difficult to achieve with a busy daily schedule. Starting today, commit to drinking at least 8 glasses (64 ounces) of water to improve your skin's elasticity from the inside out, and all of your system's functions. An easy way to keep track of how many ounces you drink throughout the day is to set several alarms for consistent water breaks or pre-fill re-usable bottles and track your intake through a health app or in your planner. To maintain your glow on the outside, some of our favorite hydrating CBD products include Seabedee's Aloe & Rose Hydrating Mist, Serene Cannabis' Release Me Body Serum, and Vertly's Soothing Floral Face Mist. 

Day 2  |  Intentional Movement

Did you know that four areas of the brain have been found to physically benefit from regular yoga practice? Yoga increases cognitive function, relieves stress, and boosts your immune system among other health benefits. Breath is a free 30-day journey perfect for yogis of all experience levels to help you get in sync with your breath and movement. And to ease any soreness, we love applying Apothecanna's Circulating Leg & Foot Cream before and after every yoga session.

Day 3  |  Massage

Massaging your face and body is key to cell renewal, blood flow, and overall well-being. Starting today, set aside some time to give yourself a therapeutic facial massage for 10-15 minutes. Whether you have a gua sha or facial roller on hand, or simply using your hands, adding a hydrating facial oil like Moon Mother Hemp's Glow Skin Serum and Sheabrand's Electric Daisy Serum will help boost your skin's moisture level so you can feel (and see) the healing benefits.

Day 4  |  Nutrition

The old adage "You are what you eat" still rings true and is critical for optimal mental and physical health. Small changes like adding in more fruits and greens to a meal can make a huge difference. So, how about a green juice or smoothie for breakfast, a lunchtime salad loaded with your favorite veggies, or maybe a warm quinoa and kale bowl for dinner? As well, adding in CBD to your daily regimen will help to calm your mind and body. Some of our best sellers like BKLYN CBD's Blueberry Gummies, Sheabrand's Full Spectrum Oil Drops, or Moon Mother Hemp's Full Spectrum Cinnamon Tincture, make it easy to add a dose of CBD to your wellness routine so that you can start feeling your best!

Day 5  |  Cardio

Another key to optimal health is getting your heart rate up. Whether it's with an intense HIIT session, a bike ride, or a simple walk around the neighborhood, commit to 30 minutes of cardio at least 3 times a week. To reduce any post-workout soreness, we love Halsa Skincare's Comfort CBD Salve or Reclaim Labs Roll-On Pain Freeze Gel.

Day 6  |  Rest

Your body's ability to reach peak performance, mentally and physically, relies on rest. Whether it's carving out 20 minutes for a mid-afternoon nap or starting a nighttime routine that helps you sleep more soundly, CBD can help. Some of our favorites to help lull you into a deep snooze are Kiskanu Hemp’s CBD Botanical Night Drops or Prismatic Plant's Good Night tincture for maximum results.

Day 7  |  Reflection

Personal reflection and mindfulness is key to one's overall wellness and one way to tap into your inner thoughts is to journal. Opening up a dialogue with yourself is the ultimate gesture of self-care and can help you through moments of stress or uncertainty. Write about what you're grateful for, what inspires you, or what you hope to achieve.  Choose a safe, comfortable environment with limited distractions if you can. Try a relaxing soak in the tub with Seabedee's Bath Bomb or Luxe Beauty Club's Zen Bath Bomb to get you in the right mindset. Or listen to your favorite tunes while you walk.

Each mindful practice of the 7 day wellness challenge is a step toward a more balanced lifestyle, so get inspired to start a more thoughtful and pro-active routine!
January 20, 2021 — Meredith Schneider