7 Ways to Make Mornings Easier

Snoozing the alarm clock, skipping breakfast, rushing out the door, and stress levels already through the roof? While this may sound like a morning routine most of us are familiar with, it’s not a particularly pleasant one. Fortunately, it’s not the way things have to be either. With a little preparation, your morning ritual can become one that helps you thrive.

1. A good night’s sleep

Seems like a no-brainer, but getting the recommended 7-9 hours often isn’t as easy as it seems. But more important than even the number of hours of sleep is the quality of sleep. Finding ways to improve the nature of your sleep will improve the quality of your morning. And consequently your day. Including an all-natural sleep aid, like Proper Hemp’s CBD + Melatonin Sleep Softgels, in your bedtime routine will result in a deep, restful sleep that won’t leave you groggy in the morning.

2. Stay off social media

Breaking the habit of reaching for our phones first thing after waking up can be tough. But by not bombarding our brains first thing by checking email or scrolling through Instagram, we prolong the sense of calm from the night before and set ourselves up for a more peaceful day. Try putting your phone on airplane mode each night before sleep and not switching it off until you get to work.

3. Savor the moment

Taking a few minutes to slow down and savor the small moments can greatly improve your morning. It’s actually also a powerful tool in increasing overall happiness. By paying conscious attention to and staying present in the moment, you can enhance and lengthen positive experiences. Savoring your morning cup of Joe can be a great way to start this practice. Bonus points for taking away the morning stress with Proper CBD infused coffee by DOMA for an added sense of relaxation and ready-to-go attitude.

CBD Coffee Morning Ritual

4. Meditate

Even just five minutes of meditation can focus the mind, calm nerves, and support inner peace. So make an effort to consistently practice each morning.  Simply repeat a mantra, practice mindfulness, or follow a guided meditation. If you’re unsure of how to get started, guided meditation apps are a great source and many are free. And remember, there’s no wrong way to meditate, so stick with it!

5. Fuel your body

Healthy breakfasts don’t have to be super fancy or time-consuming. In fact, a few minutes of meal preparation the night before can save you a lot of precious time in the morning. Overnight oats, avocado toast, greek yogurt with fruit, and scrambled eggs are all simple solutions that will provide your body with the energy it needs. Add a scoop of Proper Hemp’s Water Soluble CBD Powder to your morning coffee, smoothie, oats, or water bottle for the added benefit of decreased stress and anxiety.

6. CBD softgel

Incorporating a daily CBD supplement is a simple and great addition to your daily health and wellness regimen, and more and more research is indicating the positive benefits of CBD on lowering stress and anxiety. Proper Hemp Co.’s high quality, broad spectrum CBD products give you a wide variety of options to choose from including softgels, gummies, sublingual tinctures, powders, topical creams, and more, ensuring you find the easiest and most effective method for you.

CBD Softgel for morning routine

7. Move your body

Although many of us would prefer those extra minutes curled up in bed, exercising first thing in the morning has been shown to result in a variety of benefits, including an enhanced metabolism, higher energy levels, and improved sleep. And with exercise motivation tending to be highest in the morning, getting your heart rate up as a regular part of your morning routine ensures you don’t make excuses and skip out later in the day.

FAQs About Proper CBD Infused Coffee

Combine two of the most powerful plants on the planet for a cup full of antioxidants. Proper CBD Infused Coffee takes away the morning stress and post-coffee jitters.

In fact, caffeine happens to be a very good carrier molecule for CBD and increases its efficacy. The CBD helps to modulate the negative aspects of coffee such as the jitters or crash. It also reduces the acidity, which makes it much easier on the gut for a lot of people. Proper Hemp’s CBD Infused Coffee by Doma really is a high-quality dose of CBD that retains all the benefits of CBD, made better by the delicious delivery system. Keep reading for the answers to a few frequently asked questions about this delicious product.

How much CBD is in a regular cup of coffee made with the CBD infused coffee beans?

An average cup of our infused coffee, if brewed according to instructions with 10 grams of coffee per 6-8 ounces of water, yields about 15 mg of CBD. We played with dosage quite a bit to find the right dosage for the amount of caffeine in the beans. We like to drink two cups in the morning. With about 16 ounces of water and 20 grams of coffee, these two cups yield about 30 mg of CBD.

During the infusion process, we also dose up the CBD by about 20% from what is advertised to make sure that customers are getting a solid dose. That’s why our bags test above 600 mg per bag.

Does the CBD get diminished from the boiling water?

In actuality, the hot water is required to release the CBD from the bean. This is why we don’t recommend using a cold brew. Using water just off the boil, 195-200 degrees, to brew your coffee is optimal. We prefer to use a french press to brew our CBD infused coffee, though some like a Chemex type pour over. Both options work well with a stainless steel filter to avoid a thick paper filter capturing the CBD.

If the beans are infused and not coated in CBD oil, how is that process done?

The infusion process is a proprietary one that our infuser has been perfecting for almost five years. (This and the fact that DOMA Coffee is a premium coffee, are part of the reason for the cost.) Within 48 hours of DOMA roasting the beans, they are transported from northern Idaho to our infuser in Colorado. The process is complex but essentially, heat is used to express the oils from inside of the freshly roasted beans. Then Proper’s broad spectrum CBD extract is introduced. Once the beans cure, the CBD is pulled back into the bean with the natural oils.

How long do the beans last?

We recommend using the coffee within six months. However, we’ve used coffee that we infused over 15 months prior and it was shockingly good. (The coffee snobs in us were pleasantly surprised!) Something curious happens post CBD infusion as it increases the CO2 off-gassing in both duration and amount. What we have found is the off-gassing keeps the beans fresher, longer, because it continually drives the flavor degrading oxygen out of the bag’s valve.

As demand has increased, we are now preparing to roast and infuse every month to a couple times a month. That means we’ll be getting batches to customers and retailers within a few weeks of roasting to maximize freshness.