I seriously can't believe that it's May and that I officially launched my business TWO full months ago! What a wild, amazing ride it has been so far, and I'm excited to see what the next few months bring.
As I've mentioned before, this year I'm setting monthly intentions. In case you missed it:
January - I revamped my morning routine.
February - I added in daily meditation.
Before I introduce my intention for this month, I wanted to chat a little about my experience with "digital detox." A few things I noticed: 1) I slept SO much better when I disconnected from all technology (phone, computer, TV) at least 30 minutes before bedtime - I tend to have a "monkey mind" and this sometimes makes it hard for me to fall asleep. I was much calmer and fell asleep with ease when I had disconnected a while before heading to bed. 2) Turning off push notifications is key - Without my phone buzzing every time someone liked or commented on a photo or post, I was able to focus on the tasks at hand and check up on social media much less frequently. 3) Out of sight is out of mind - I need to put my phone in my purse or in a different room if I truly want to disconnect. If the phone is sitting on the table next to me while I'm at dinner with friends, I will reach for it (just out of habit). It's very freeing to put technology out of sight and simply enjoy what's going on around you!
While technology will always be a part of my life as a young entrepreneur living the city life, I'm happy to have found some ways to not let it take over. I'd love to hear your revelations and experiences in the comments below!
With that, let's say hello to May - a brand new month, with a BRAND new intention (pun intended - read on for explanation).
As many of you know, I enjoy cooking. My favorite possessions are my kitchen appliances. I totally nerd out listening to lectures on superfoods and love the challenge of making something from scratch. That being said, most of the time I have other work to do, friends to see, classes to teach, etc, so the truth is I don't cook everything from scratch, or even make every meal for myself. Often times I rely on store bought items to put together quick, healthy, and tasty meals and snacks.
I know that many of you are the same - you're busy. Either you like to cook, but don't necessarily have the time, or you are still new to the kitchen and not totally comfortable doing everything yourself. Cooking for yourself can be awesome, but sometimes there are other things in life you want to do more. And that's okay!
So my intention for the month is to introduce you to more brands (see pun above) and products that I love and trust. Through this blog, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, I'll show you the things I buy and how I use them.
The first brand I'm highlighting is ALOHA.
What is ALOHA? ALOHA has four main products: powdered green juice (the "Daily Good"), plant based protein powder, superfood chocolate, and supplements (be on the look out for more new products soon). Not only do the products rock, the company is passionate about using only the highest quality ingredients and committed to sustainability.
Why do I LOVE ALOHA? The Daily Good is one of my travel essentials. Having this packed in my carry-on assures me that I will be able to get my daily dose of greens, no matter where I go. Also, while I love a fresh pressed green juice, this is a much more convenient and much more affordable option. And the superfood chocolate? Seriously, what's not to love about chocolate that also packs a ton of extra nutrients?
How do I use ALOHA? When traveling, I mix the Daily Good with water and maybe a little bit of juice and drink as is (I won't lie, its pretty green this way). The chocolate I eat straight up. If you want more inspiration on what to make using these products, check out the ALOHA site.
Ready to get your green on? Use the code WELLNESSWITHEMILY at checkout for 20% off your order!
If there's something specific you all would like to see me cover (brands, products, types of foods, etc), please let me know in the comments below!