your 2021 self care kit
Our minds are one of the greatest gifts and tools that we have. Just imagine trying to create something, or trying to begin a new project without your mind... it seems impossible!
However, despite the beauty and the gifts our minds create, it often works overtime, taking our attention away from our bodies, and from the peace found in stillness. From one task to the next, it seems as though the mind could keep us running around endlessly. And as result, it may become very easy for us to neglect our well-being and self-care practices. We have all experienced times of high stress over the course of this past year, and numerous studies have shown the link between increased stress and a suppressed immune system.
In 2021, we want to help our supporters discover the beauty of balanced living. A lifestyle that is both highly productive, as well as nourishing for the mind, body, and soul. This toolkit, (as well as the tools within) will look different for every individual and doesn’t require a spiritual or metaphysical belief. Feel free to pick and choose the tools you find in the list below that feel most exciting and relevant for you.
And from our family to yours, we wish you the best of health, happiness, and prosperity in 2021.
Happy New Year!
Excitement and Inspiration: Each morning, spend just a few moments finding a quote, affirmation, or mantra that you can keep in the back of your mind throughout the rest of your day. Writing these words on paper, or in a journal can be very powerful, and you’ll be surprised by the impact that it has on your confidence, focus, and overall mood!
Mindful Motions: As busy-bodies with hefty to-do lists, the majority of the activities and things that we do are done on autopilot. Start by taking just one activity that you perform each day, and notice the physical sensations in this routine.
For example, with increased hand-washing, notice how the suds and the water feel on your skin. And discover the power of presence in mindful CBD dosing here.
Decluttering for Clarity: The age-old belief that a mess-free environment means a mess-free mind is absolutely true. If you’re not very nit-picky on being neat, try setting aside just 5-10 minutes a few times per week to neaten your work area, or rid your space of unnecessary clutter. Immediately afterward, you’ll find that you have much more mental clarity, and a positive, uplifted mood.
Recalibrate with Focus: CBD is a non-psychoactive derivative of the hemp plant and has been shown to help maintain a healthy stress response.
Pachamama Focus CBD tincture contains 25mg of broad-spectrum CBD, with the support of superfoods Goji and Cacao. When combined in one potent elixir, you’ll find yourself in an elevated mood (without the high from THC), and with a much greater focus. Shop Focus tincture here.
Heartbeat Bliss: Most of us do know that physical exercise is incredible for the health of the body and mind. Sometimes, however, we may become fixated on the notion that we have to be pushing ourselves through 2 hours of intense exercise in order to be fit. Your body will ask for different forms of movement depending on a large variety of factors, and this is especially true for women. Anywhere from 10-60 minutes of movement per day (walking, yoga, running, your call), will raise your heart rate, and improve your physical looks as well as your mental outlook.
Bathtime for Healing: No longer viewed as child's play, long baths are a fantastic tool for a weekly “check-in” with yourself. In fact, we’ve had many great inspirations and ideas for new projects come from the time that we took to draw a bath.
For an extra-soothing experience and tension-relief, try our CBD Bath Bomb recipe here.
It’s Not What You Eat: While consuming mostly nutrient-dense foods, with plenty of fruits and vegetables is important, eating your food mindfully is nourishing in and of itself! Try to follow a balanced diet to your best ability, and take your time with your meals (fewer bites at the stop-light).
Tending to Pain: Pain is the body’s way of signaling that something needs care and attention. When we find ourselves busy or stressed-out, it’s easy to neglect a dull ache or throbbing pain, until we can’t function at full capacity.
Pachamama Pain Cream contains 850mg of CBD in an ergonomic pump-bottle. We’ve added cooling menthol to ease tightness and soreness, as well as plant-compounds and botanical extracts to calm the body and condition the skin. Shop Pain Cream here.
Reach Out: “Making time” for friendship or asking for help during trying times is fairly difficult for many people. The truth is, when we reach out to others, through our interdependence, we restore ourselves and recharge each other’s batteries. Whether it’s a close friend, or a mental health professional, turning to others is a powerful tool for anyone’s use.
Reach In: Reaching into oneself can take on many different meanings, and many different forms. Some people choose religious or spiritual paths. For others, this could simply mean getting themselves into nature or sitting in meditation for a few moments each day. Find a practice that resonates with your own values, and prioritize getting to know yourself a bit more day by day.
Push for Positive Change: The energy and feelings that you put out into the world, are likely to return back to you. Supporting soulful self-care means putting love, gratitude and positivity into everything that you do. Something as small as petting an animal--gently and with loving intention, can have an incredible impact on your day and peace of mind.
Welcome Variety: Variety is the spice of life.
With 6 extraordinary tinctures to choose from, we’ll admit-- it’s a little difficult to commit yourself to just one. For those who crave diversity, check out Pachamama Variety 6 Pack. This palliating pack contains 6 single-use ampoules of Pachamama’s best-selling CBD tinctures. Your life won’t always look the same day-to-day. Variety 6 Pack adapts to your affairs, with adaptogens to support stress. Shop Variety 6 Pack here.
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