1. Get a good night’s sleep 

Solid shuteye is a crucial foundation to self-care. With all the stresses life throws at us, it can be tough getting a long, deep sleep. But sleep has a huge impact on how we feel emotionally and physically. Set a nightly routine that avoids late-night sugar, caffeine and blue screens.

Psssssst….We can help with your bedtime routine too! ThisWorks “Deep Sleep Pillow Spray” is proven to help you fall asleep faster and wake feeling more refreshed with a natural, aromatherapeutic super blend of lavender, camomile and vetivert. Just spritz some on your pillow before sleep! 

2. Get active and exercise daily 

No, you don’t have to visit the gym and pump iron every single day (but you do you, if that’s your thing!). But making time to get active each day is important not just in maintaining a healthy physical lifestyle, but helps boost our moods while also reducing stress and anxiety. Find at least 30 minutes each day to exercise, whether that’s going for a walk, practicing yoga or dancing up a storm in your living room.

As you begin a new exercise routine, hydration is crucial to maintaining the energy you need and restoring vital nutrients. BioSteel has a full lineup of delicious, sugar-free sports hydration mixes and ready-to-drink sports drinks to keep you on your active journey! 

3. Enjoy time and connect with your loved ones

Socialization is key to self-care. It’s been tough finding time to spend quality moments with friends and family over the past two years, and as life returns to its busy, hectic normalcy, it’s easy to neglect those relationships. But finding face-to-face time with friends and family is important to your well-being. With summer in full swing, make plans to grab lunch on a patio, spend an afternoon at the beach or fire up the backyard barbecue.

One way we love to find time with friends and family is sitting outside and enjoying a cold, flavour-forward cannabis beverage from our full lineup of options. Try something new and fun this summer by visiting one of your neighbourhood cannabis stores when they are hosting non-active sampling. These sampling opportunities allow you to taste the flavours of our beverages without any cannabis. 

4. Enjoy the great outdoors 

Spending time outside can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and be more present mentally. Plus, all that fresh air and sunshine often helps us sleep a little easier at night, going back to the first rule of self-care. Soak up all that summer has to offer by hiking through the woods, jumping in the lake for a swim or getting out the garden shears!

5. Build time into your schedule for self-care 

All these tips are great, in theory. But we know the reality. Slowly, more and more things creep into your day and before you know it, you’ve pushed yourself to the bottom of the priority list.

That’s why you must make time for self-care. Schedule it into your day and guard it with everything you’ve got! Cook your favourite meal, book dinner or lunch with a friend, run a hot bath, grab your favourite book and light up a… candle.

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