5 Ways To Optimise Your Day

5 Ways To Optimise Your Day

August 14, 2022 7:24 am

Wellness can be overwhelming. With so many ways to ”BE WELL” a simple place to start is to implement small, sustainable and impactful changes.  

1. Start your day with a better brew

For most of us, our day begins with coffee… For many, coffee is a morning joy, something that brings ritual and connection to one another. Coffee can be acidic and harsh on a empty stomach, so I do recommend having warm lemon water prior, to alkaline and balance the acidity of coffee. However, I believe the ritual of a morning coffee can be a beautiful thing, if we are mindful and aware of what coffee we are consuming. Not all coffee is created equal. You can notice the difference in the effect that different types of quality of coffee has on our bodies. As it usually is the first thing that enters our system in the morning, the focus on quality is essential. I recommend organic, bio-dynamic coffee. What is biodynamic coffee? This formula is a clean, holistic approach to farming that eliminates the need for herbicides, pesticides, fungicides and chemical fertilisers. The result is nutrient-dense coffee plants that eliminates the chances of taking in any foreign chemicals. As coffee can also be a natural raiser of cortisol ( stress hormone) I recommend adding powerful adaptogens to your cup.  Adaptogens work to fight off both emotional and physical stress ,that can lead to anxiety and inflammation down the line. Additionally, by lowering our cortisol levels and adding adaptogens, it helps us to feel the stimulating benefits of coffee without any stress or jitters throughout the day.

My top coffee recommendation

Four Sigmatic- this brand incorporates adaptogens into their coffee blends!  


2. Daily Intention 

A daily intention sets the foundation of where you want to place your attention throughout the day. This makes you focused on the specifics of your desired way and mindset. This puts you into a positive head space and creates the perfect environment for you to commit you to your goals. You then will begin to align your day with your actions. A daily intention helps us to manage our day like a roadmap so we know we’re on the right track. Being more intentional is key to productivity. Setting a daily theme or intention is the path to power. Sharing your intention with another will create accountability and help be a reminder throughout the day. Intention creates awareness around areas in which you want to cultivate a new habit or feeling. Awareness triggers action and action creates impactful change.

3. Get Walking 

Walking literally is taking steps to better health. Not only is a walk a great way to break up the day and get some steps in, but they also offer a pause. Explore some new routes within your area, its amazing to discover local places you have never gave yourself a chance to explore before. Taking a walk is a way of resetting the system. It improves self-perception and self-esteem. Sometimes the best thing we can do to spark inspiration and new creative ideas is simply taking a break. Walk for as little as thirty minutes a day, any time that suits your life style. If going for a walk sounds completely foreign to you begin Walking for transportation. This is a good way to start to incorporate some movement and mindfulness and it’s an excellent way to protect your health. 

4. Blue Blockers 

Blue light glasses and why you need them. Change the way you see the world, without disrupting our natural rhythms. Not the most attractive of accessories but an essential I never leave the house without now days. Everything is online or digital in the world we live in, there is no avoiding technology. I believe the negative effects of blue light from our devices is not expressed or made aware of enough. For both our mental and physical health. Blue light is the portion of the visible light spectrum with the shortest wavelengths and with the highest energy, hence it is often referred to as high-energy visible light. The eye is weak when it comes to blocking blue light. The lenses are designed to help reduce the occurrence of digital eye strain and avoid circadian rhythm cycle disruption that affects not only sleep but overall well-being. You can purchase them in expensively online or more appealing options are available for a higher price. 

5. Create a time for stillness

Meditation can be an intimidating word, this is a misconception and does not have to be The case. Meditation has a stigma that is so serious! However when we reframe are perception of meditation, it can become more accessible even for a beginner. I would recommend to begin with simply sitting from two to how ever many minutes you have, staying present with the breath and body. Why is it so scary to simply do nothing? This is because many of us are so stimulated all day, that switching off is completely foreign. With practise this becomes more comfortable and second nature. Finding stillness is so incredibly powerful as it allows the mind to become present and neutral. Our brains are impressionable and vulnerable to outside noise and factors. Giving ourselves this time we can return home to ourselves and quieten the consistent chatter of our internal thoughts. Start with a short period of time and gradually work up to longer sits. Remember if you think you have no time for stillness, sit in stillness for double the time! Trust me your productivity will be boosted and time will feel as if it has been expanded. 

Time to put these into your own practise 

I hope these five simple things to include into your day brings you peace and makes your day a little more mindful. Being mindful is being aware in each and every moment throughout the day. These tools will create space to open your eyes a little wider to life and will change the way your day plays out. Remember to optimise our day we must first create our optimal mindset.  

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This post was written by Amelia Crossley