The 2021 Limited Edition Mindful Hygge Box
Incorporating mindfulness into your daily routine is an absolute game changer. It can improve your personal well-being and quality of life as it helps bring moments of calm and peace into even the most hectic of schedules and seasons. We believe so strongly in the importance of mindfulness that we added a Mindful Hygge box to our Limited Edition offerings, packed with items that can help you explore and nurture your relationship with mindfulness.
Add a dose of mindfulness to your morning routine
Many of us wake up with our minds already racing, thinking about our endless to-do lists. While waking up even a few minutes earlier may sound like torture to some, trust us — building that small cushion of time into your mornings just for you will help you start your day in an entirely different way.
Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you give up your beloved morning cup of coffee — although we would advise you to take a few extra minutes to mindfully sip your coffee as your body wakes up and gets ready to face the day. Then, when you’re a bit more caffeinated and alert, rather than refilling your cup with even more coffee, consider adding in a different beverage to sip throughout your morning routine.
We’ve included a container of Lake & Oak’s Adaptogenic Turmeric Latte blend, which features a mixture of organic turmeric, maca, ashwagandha, and warming spices such as ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg — the unique blend of ingredients helps to reduce inflammation and to improve your body’s ability to manage stress.
The powder can be mixed with any type of dairy or non-dairy milk you prefer to create your customized sunshine in a cup, and can be enjoyed while you get ready, read a few pages of a personal development book, or meditate. Or, prepare your turmeric latte in the SoL cup from the 2021 Summer Special Edition Box and go on a mindful morning walk, enjoying the crisp fall air.
And, don't forget that one of the most important liquids throughout your day is water — hydration is absolutely key to both your physical and mental well-being. While any reusable water bottle is great in terms of sustainability, to help encourage mindfulness, we’ve included a water bottle from BALANCE that includes small mindful reminders along the side, telling you to breathe, meditate, stretch and more. It also features time markers so you can ensure you’re getting enough water throughout the day.
Establish a gratitude or meditation practice
A mindful gratitude or meditation practice is something you can build into your morning routine if you’re an early bird, add in as an afternoon break, or even include in your evening routine — whichever suits your preferences and schedule.
The simple ritual of lighting a candle and allowing the scent to fill your space will help you quiet your racing mind by bringing your attention to the task at hand, which is why we’ve included the “Aware” candle from Louna Rose Candle Co. This gorgeous soy wax intention candle features essential oils including lemon verbena and vanilla, and is studded with a particular combination of healing stones that are designed to bring awareness and peace and to remove negative energy and thoughts. Use the scent as a mental trigger to yourself, reminding your brain that it’s time to pause from the day’s tasks and focus on a mindful moment.
If you find your mind frequently wanders while you’re trying to disconnect, a palm stone can be an incredible way to nurture mindfulness, particularly during times of anxiety or high stress. The palm stone from Drops of Gratitude is something that you can hold while meditating or relaxing, and the act of rubbing the stone with your thumb can help ground you and bring a moment of much needed stillness to your day.
Finally, if you’re just not quite sure where to start, don’t worry. We’ve included a pack of Mindfulness Cards from Mindfulness Everywhere. This colorful deck features over 50 prompts and exercises that will help you bring mindfulness into your routine. Every card has a phrase or idea on one side, as well as a more detailed exercise you can do — simply pull one from the deck during your mindful break and complete that exercise for the day. You’ll find yourself even more rejuvenated than usual after building these into your routine.
Cultivate mindfulness in even the smallest moments
Practicing mindfulness doesn’t require you to set aside huge periods of time in your schedule — it can even mean just doing one small thing, such as eating a bite of chocolate, in a different way. We’ve included a package of chocolates from RockCoast Confections, as well as a detailed mindful chocolate meditation — follow the steps as you indulge in the decadent treat, and bring those skills to some of your meals or snacks in the future.
If you’re looking for more tips to bring mindfulness into those small moments of your daily routine, you can read through The Hygge Life: Embracing the Nordic Art of Coziness Through Recipes, Entertaining, Decorating, Simple Rituals, and Family Traditions. While the book features plenty of mouthwatering recipes to try, it’s not just a cookbook — it also includes tips and suggestions for small mindful gestures, such as having cozy wool blankets on hand during chilly seasons, or bringing nature into your gatherings by heading outdoors for a picnic. Turn to this resource whenever you’re looking for a bit of inspiration on how to incorporate more mindful hygge moments.
Bring mindfulness back into your bedtime routine
Often after a long, busy day, it can be tough to unwind and signal to your body that it’s time to relax and prepare for sleep. This is where a mindful bedtime routine can be so crucial — it can be a great tool in taking your buzzing brain off autopilot. The three products in our Province Apothecary sleep bundle will help you build your bedtime routine.
First, after completing necessary hygiene like brushing your teeth and flossing, take a moment to soothe your lips with a repairing and conditioning lip balm with a gentle lavender and mint scent.
Then, thank your body for supporting you through the day by lovingly moisturizing any dry or chapped areas, from your face to your elbows — the Hydrating Rescue Balm features a blend of natural ingredients including beeswax, rose hip oil and hemp seed oil that will help restore even the driest skin.
Finally, conclude your routine with the Sleep Well roll on, which includes the calming aroma of lavender and ylang ylang. You can apply it anywhere from your wrists to your temples to your neck, breathing in the relaxing scents as you prepare for bed.
If you enjoy having something warm to sip and soothe your spirit as you unwind, note that the Adaptogenic Turmeric Latte blend is actually naturally caffeine free, so it’s a great addition to your evening routine as well.