Are you too busy to read this article, take a walk with your dog or think about prioritising some chill time in your daily routine? You’re not alone! But the the stresses and strains of everyday life can take a significant toll on your mental and physical health and the benefits of actively de-stressing can be manyfold. Here we discuss six simple ways to improve your daily relaxation regime the CBD Buddy way, with the goal being a more well-rested and clearer-headed you.
In today’s increasingly fast-paced society, you’d be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, stressed or lethargic. Your body may be out of balance and lacking the sustenance it needs to perform at your peak performance level. Luckily our bodies have a system designed exactly for this reason and it is known as our endocannabinoid system (ECS). Our ECS is responsible for daily bodily functions such as movement, mood, memory, appetite among many other important functions. Our ECS is also responsible for keeping our bodies in the correct balance for better health and wellness - this is technically known as homoeostasis.
When your body is out of balance, you can feel sick, slow and lethargic and if these feelings are not addressed, they could in time lead to disease. Cannabinoids such as CBD help you achieve a better balance from within and allow you to live a better healthier life. The reason for this is cannabinoids connect directly to our ECS and help regulate, not only our bodily functions but also hormone production and communications from our brains to the rest of our bodies. Think of CBD as a simple nutritional supplement that your body may use in its time of need.
Take a Walk
Going for a walk daily can do you the world of good! Get outdoors, get some fresh air, get your blood flowing and relax your mind. If you can walk amongst nature then so much the better - connecting with the earth and sky, witnessing the seasons changing through the state of the leaves on the trees is the simplest and quickest way to boost your outlook. Adding CBD oil as a supplement can improve this experience for a number of reasons, but the most important is CBD can help your muscles relax and rejuvenate, especially if it is a gruelling walk or hike in the mountains.
Listen to Music
Sometimes I can’t believe how lucky we are to have such an endless supply of music at our fingertips on our handheld devices. Blues, jazz, rock, pop, folk, oldies, classical etc. the list goes on and on and on, there’s quite literally something for everyone. Studies show that listening to your favourite music stimulates the pleasure sensors in your brain so if you’re feeling depressed or anxious and need a little pick me up, a quick burst of a long forgotten but much loved album could act as a reset button for your mind. Search online for ‘relaxation playlist’ or ‘music to run to’ or (my favourite, don’t tell), ‘top karaoke songs’!
Enjoy a Bath
Steeping yourself in a long hot bath is a remedy that has been used by humans since the campfire was invented. So light some scented candles, find a playlist designed to aid relaxation (YouTube and Spotify can help here) and allow yourself some well-deserved time to disconnect from your electrical devices. Your favourite book is optional! Adding essential oils to a hot bath is a tried and tested way to help relieve tension in the mind and body but did you know there are also benefits to adding a few drops of CBD oil to your bath? As ECS receptors are found in our largest living organ, our skin, CBD is easily absorbed through the skin and will therefore improve the relaxation benefits of a long hot bath.
Take Up a Hobby
We all get stuck in the grind whether it be that new sales proposal you’re working on or the children's school project that needed to be finished yesterday! Taking time for yourself is crucial to your wellbeing and is so often overlooked but it needn’t be inconvenient or expensive. Considering taking up a hobby like yoga, painting, football, knitting, playing an instrument or even woodworking could do you the world of good and jolt your mind out of a rut. You may feel a little apprehensive about picking up an old hobby after a long period of abstinence or starting a new hobby from scratch - this is perfectly normal so don’t let it put you off. Feel the fear and do it anyway! Vaping CBD could be a great way to reduce any anxiety you may be feeling about starting your new challenge whilst also nurturing your creative side. As CBD vape acts almost instantly, it’s perfect to keep in your bag for a zen moment on the go.
Book Yourself a Holiday
It’s well known that ‘a change is as good as a rest’ so treat yourself to some time away from your daily grind and book yourself that well-deserved holiday you’ve been pondering over. Your body and mind will thank you for this welcome treat. Even a short holiday will help your body relax, destress and allow it to move back towards its balanced self, not to mention the delicious food and drink you’ll enjoy plus the excitement of immersing yourself in a different place and culture. When you return, you’ll feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle life with a positive perspective again (either that or you’ll be ready to book yourself another holiday!).
Make CBD Part of Your Daily Routine
CBD is fast becoming one of the most popular nutritional supplements for many people in different walks of life and for good reason, CBD balances the body and mind, helping you feel great! Professional sportsmen and business people are turning to CBD to help them perform at higher levels and the reason for this is CBD helps your body achieve balance where and when you need it most. Incorporating CBD into your daily schedule is the most popular way to reap its many benefits and using it routinely, morning, noon and night is a sure fire way to beginning the journey towards achieving your best self.
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