We are big fans of incorporating a 10-minute personal quiet time into your day.
Guided meditations are a great example of intentional quiet time, and there are SO many tips out there around how to turn your practice into a ritual. We find that the morning is the best time to practice, before the other people in your life are clamoring for your time and attention, and before you ever look at your inbox. Well, that’s the ideal anyway. Maybe the afternoon or evening is better for you, and it’s best to defer to your natural rhythms.
Some meditation apps we love: Calm and Headspace. Check them out if you haven’t already. And remember: Not every meditation session is going to be perfect (meditation is tough!), but the act of doing it is the important part.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT (OR DRINK)
You have one body.
Treat it well. After grounding yourself with meditation, reaching for Zolt Rise or Rise+ are great swap-outs for coffee that won’t leave you jittery AND are packed with antioxidants and adaptogens (cellular health, y’all!). And if you’re not ready to ditch coffee, we totally get that…and will gently remind you that Zolt unflavored Balance is a great mix-in for your morning joe as well.
GROUNDING AND REFLECTION
Take your shoes off and literally ground yourself in the earth and take some slow, deep breaths. Look up at the sky. Feel the sunshine on your face. Stand quietly and listen.
Or get out there and go for a slow walk. Seriously — a slow pace helps you better observe your surroundings: the dappled light through the leaves of the trees overhead, the tiny lives of the insects in the grass, the gentle breeze moving across your skin.
Taking notice of the little things pulls you out of your own head (deadlines, obligations, to-do lists…there’s a lot in there). Ground yourself in your body and in the moment.