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Self-care is essential for surviving in our post-pandemic world. If you want to take your self-care routines to the next level, consider incorporating CBD. CBD has gained popularity in the last few years for its potential therapeutic benefits. In the rest of this post, we’ll talk about:
- What CBD Is
- How you can work CBD into your routines
- And give you some pointers on finding the right CBD for your self-care
Understanding What CBD Is
Before you work CBD into your self-care routines, you should know what CBD is and what it can do for your body.
CBD is short for cannabidiol and is a cannabinoid produced by the hemp plant that interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid system. The primary function of the endocannabinoid system is maintaining homeostasis. It does so by making our bodies more resilient to external pressures.
CBD helps your endocannabinoid system signal and work more efficiently. It does so by helping with the uptake of more beneficial endocannabinoids already present in your body. In a roundabout way, CBD can help our bodies become more resilient, which fits well with our topic of self-care.
Improving Your Self-Care With CBD
Like finding your self-care activities, finding the right CBD products, dosages, and dosing schedule that works for you will take some trial and error. Stay calm and be patient with yourself if you experience results right away.
The most crucial bit of advice when working with CBD is that you should listen to your body. If your dose feels like too much or too little, make a note, adjust, and try again.
Yoga & Meditation
One of the touted effects of CBD is the ability to quiet down that inner monologue, at least for a moment. Yoga and meditation are the same.
We stretch and notice or sit and observe our thoughts and feelings. CBD may be able to help with our mindful practice by promoting a sense of relaxation and quieting our inner voice. Next time you plan on practicing, take a small dose of CBD an hour beforehand. You may find that you’re more able to find your flow or vinyasa.
One of the more common self-care practices is taking care of our skin. Nothing feels better than relieving red, angry skin.
CBD may be able to help with irritated and dry skin, as it’s currently being studied for its anti-inflammation properties. If this sounds like it might help you, check out our CBD Recovery Body Lotion.
There are also plenty of CBD skincare products on the market. Try one out and notice how it makes your skin feel.
Related: How to find a reputable CBD company.
One of the best ways of taking care of our bodies is by breaking it down. As backward as that seems, that’s what working out does to our muscles. We first have to rip apart our existing muscles to grow new muscles.
One unfortunate side effect of working out is soreness. Known as delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS for short, this dull ache can develop 12 – 24 hours after a workout. While not debilitating, DOMS can be annoying to deal with.
CBD topicals have been known to help soothe sore spots and muscle aches. While it won’t cure or prevent DOMS, using a CBD topical may help you recover faster by allowing for better rest. Getting better rest means you should be able to return to peak performance in no time.
Who doesn’t love a nice hot bath? Bubbles, steam, maybe some aromatics? With bath bombs becoming so popular, it’s no mystery that CBD-infused bath bombs are on the market now.
CBD can help relax and soothe you. Combine that with the relaxing effect of a hot bath, and you’ve got a rejuvenating experience.
Whether you prefer writing, reading, drawing, painting, or building, CBD can help you focus on your creative outlet. Many folks need help enjoying their hobbies nowadays. While that may be a function of any number of reasons, CBD can help those reasons fall away, at least for a little while.
Hobbies let us cut loose and introduce play back into our day-to-day. CBD can help you save time and find that state of mind faster. When you’re more able to settle in, you may get more enjoyment from your activity of choice, too.
(Unless that activity is operating heavy machinery. That’s not such a good idea.)
Bedtime & Sleep Hygiene
One of the top reasons most Americans use CBD is for sleep. Unlike the other routines listed above, sleep is non-negotiable. The problem is that many of us don’t get as much as we’d like or can’t get more than an hour or two of sleep at a time.
That’s where CBD can help out. CBD can help quiet those racing thoughts and twitching muscles. Some products, like our 1,200mg Full Spectrum CBD Oil, combine CBD and melatonin to make a powerful sleep aid.
Endless Self Care With CBD
CBD’s usefulness is broader than the above suggestions. Once you know how you and your body react to CBD, you can use it how you see fit.
Remember, start low and slow. Adjust as needed over time and stick with it. Consistency with CBD and self-care is the key.