We’re hearing it over and over again from our customers, family members, and friends during these strange and uncertain times. A lot of people are feeling groggy and a bit out there, so don’t be hard on yourself if you’re feeling it too.
According to Dr. Natasha Bijlani, a London-based psychiatrist, you may be feeling groggy because of a phenomena labeled “Sleep inertia.” She describes it as grogginess that occurs between sleep and wakefulness and can often leave you feeling disoriented and even clumsy after waking. While the majority of us experience this to a certain degree when things are normal in the world, our routines normally kick in and we become more alert as the day progresses.
It’s like starting a car. When the engine is ignited, it takes a little time for the car to warm up before you can jet off into the world and make your mark.
However, the majority of us are experiencing a complete disruption of our routines. Working from home, job hunting, being around our family members far more than normal, staying up way too late binge watching the latest Netflix or Hulu shows, and having constant access to our fridges, are throwing us off.
Here Are Some Secrets to Getting Back on Track + Boosting Your Energy Levels
#1 – Re-establish Your Routine
According to Dr. Bijlani, the first step is getting back into a regular sleep-wake routine, even if it may be tempting to stay up late binge-watching new shows and you don’t have to be anywhere in the morning. “We function better when we sleep to a regular rhythm and get enough sleep for our individual needs.”
Get up and get going in the morning!
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#2 – Wake Up with the Help of Essential Oils + Broad Spectrum CBD
Thankfully, nature has dreamed up some pretty powerful essential oils that can literally jumpstart your body in minutes. We’re talking oils like lemongrass, bergamot, Ylang Ylang, and spearmint that stimulate your olfactory system when their aromas are inhaled.
And then there’s CBD, which when applied to the body helps loosen your muscles and joints up, while helping to relieve tension and anxiety.
We’ve strategically developed the Awaken CBD + Essential Oil Roll-On that you can apply in the morning for an energy boost or throughout the day when you feel like you’re lagging.
#3 – Consider Delicious CBD Supplementation Awaken Chocolates
If you’re wanting a delicious energy boost in the morning, you can also consider our Awaken Crunch Berry CBD Chocolates. They’re an irresistible combination of white and milk chocolate, fruity cereal, and CBD. It’s the perfect CBD bite to satisfy both your mind and body,
#4 – Get Your Body Moving!
Yes, we know it’s a bummer that most gyms are closed and it even feels weird right now to leave the house. The good news is that there are TONS of workout videos out there for you to enjoy, and if you can, push yourself to get outside and take a brisk run or walk. Whatever you do, don’t be stagnant! It’s a recipe for continued grogginess.
If you want a super fun workout, we suggest trying this one:
#5 – Set Regular Work Hours
Experts also suggest setting serious work hours if you’re working from home or searching for work. Start at a specific time, take a lunch break and a couple sanity breaks, and then end at a specific time. Once done, shut your computer off.
Bonus: Rejuvenate with Some Self Care
Don’t forget that your skin is craving some love during this time as well. Consider revitalizing your face and eyes with nutrient-rich masks. You can do this while working or at the end of your day.