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Article: 15 Habits to Help You Rise and Shine

15 Habits to Help You Rise and Shine

15 Habits to Help You Rise and Shine

The first reviews of new Capsules are in, and the verdict is positive. You love the breathtaking artwork on each jar as much as you love the organic mushrooms and herbs within each formula. We know that supplements like ours become part of your daily rituals, so having something lovely to display in your home  — and even upcycle when empty — makes the act of taking each capsule that much more meaningful. 

Routines are sometimes seen as boring or unimaginative, but they’re actually beneficial for our mind and mood! These small habits and rituals are acts of self-care, a chance to pause and just be.  

How to Integrate a New Habit into Your Routine

To celebrate Wake, we’re sharing our favorite habits to help you rise and shine each day. No, you don’t have to do all of them. Choose one or two to start, and “stack” them on top of other, more established habits. This is a simple and effective hack to integrate something new into your daily routine without forgetting it or feeling weighed down by one more thing to do. If you’re someone who abandons habits when they get too hard, you’re not alone — but this tip could be the secret to success. 

Humans are wired to perform better with routines. It allows us to reserve our self-control and energy for times when we really need them throughout the day. Here are some examples of habit stacking in action: 

  • Practice deep breathing exercises while your coffee brews. 
  • Write in your gratitude journal at the end of your yoga practice.  
  • Take your Wake capsules with your breakfast.

Now onto those habits! 

15 Habits to Help You Rise and Shine  

  1. Drink some water, especially if you have a busy day ahead. For added flavor and benefits, add one of our Elixirs.* 
  2. Avoid checking your phone first thing in the morning. Save the stress for later in the day and embrace a low dopamine morning
  3. Move your body. While exercise is a good idea any time of day, morning exercise gives you a boost of endorphins to wake up your body and mind. 
  4. Practice gratitude. Ending your day by recounting the things for which you’re thankful is also a great practice. But starting the day with reminders of your gratitude can help you get into a positive mindset. 
  5. Make your bed to give the “future you” a tidy, inviting space for rest. 
  6. Snuggle someone you love. Cuddling releases oxytocin, one of our feel-good hormones. Whether it’s a person or a pet, some QT in the AM can boost your mood and mind.
  7. Put on your own “oxygen mask” first. Whenever possible, do something for yourself before you do things for others each day. Whether that’s a workout, a nice breakfast, your favorite mug filled with coffee or even sleeping in, you need to remember that you matter, too. Fill your own cup first.  
  8. Write your to-do list. If you tend to feel overwhelmed when you sit down to start each day, focus on organizing your day. Write down the must-dos, want-to-dos and nice-to-dos. 
  9. Eat a healthy breakfast. Protein and fiber will give your morning meal satiety, and savory over sweet meals will also help you maintain steady energy. Try tofu scramble with whole-grain sourdough and roasted vegetables, oatmeal with berries and almond butter, or avocado toast with hemp seeds, sauteed mushrooms, kimchi and nutritional yeast. 
  10. Establish a routine. Waking up at the same time each day (when your alarm goes off) can help calibrate your inner clock. 
  11. Meditate in the mornings. This practice has been found to change your brain over time! You don’t need a formal practice to start reaping the benefits. Start today, with Louie’s mesmerizing meditation video showcasing magical glow worm caves. Step into a realm of tranquility inspired by nature’s beauty. 
  12. Write morning pages. Whether you pour your soul into your journal, write your autobiography or dream up a science fiction novel involving mushrooms, take time to be creative early in the day. 
  13. Prioritize rest. As restorative and relaxing as your morning routine might be, it won’t have the same impact on your mood and mindset if you aren’t getting enough sleep. Aim for seven or more hours per night, so you’ll awake rested and ready to take on the day! 
  14. Do what works for you. Not a morning person? That’s OK, too! If you’re a night owl and not an early bird, shift these habits to a time of day that’s better for you.
  15. Kick off your day with our new capsules. Wake capsules contain a trio of organic fruiting body mushroom extracts — Lion’s Mane, Chaga and Cordyceps.* They are formulated to support healthy immunity, energy and mental clarity — as well as productivity.* Mind capsules contain organic Lion’s Mane fruiting body extract and are designed to support optimal cognitive function, focus and balanced mood.* This formula supports memory and concentration.*

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