Stress levels are at an all-time high with back to school, natural disaster preparation, growing traffic and excessive heat. But Chronic stress with no sense of relief can take a toll on your mental and physical health, causing poor sleep, weight gain, headaches and a weakened immune system. Not to mention, stress makes you more irritable and can strain your relationships with friends and family. You should be destressing daily with relaxation techniques to achieve optimal health and wellness and maintain a more positive lifestyle. Luckily, CBD products have calming properties that help release tension and encourage relaxation in both your body and mind when stress levels are high. We’re giving you five tips for daily relaxation to try with your favorite CBD products and achieve the ultimate tranquility.
CBD Relaxation Techniques
Take a nap
When you’re overly tired, you’re more likely to be stressed, on edge and unable to relax. Just how you may suggest a nap for a fussy child, you should try one when you start to feel on edge. Napping is not only a common relaxation technique, but it also can improve your alertness and performance. Be wary of making your nap too long as it may have an adverse effect and keep you up at night. Instead, aim to nap before 3 p.m. for about 10 to 20 minutes to avoid excessive grogginess. If you’ve got time to spare, an hour-long nap can be the most rejuvenating and allow you to complete a full sleep cycle without waking up disoriented.
Have a Warm Bath
Not only can a bath soothe aching and tight muscles, but it also gives you time away from the busy nature of everyday life. Create your most zen environment by turning on your most soothing playlist, lighting your favorite candle and turning down the lights. With less distractions and less glaring light, your mind can get the rest it needs. Throw in rejuvenating essential oils and one of our CBD Bath Bombs to comfort sore, tired and tense muscles. Choose from three variations to make the most of your soak with nourishing ingredients that deliver a tub of wellness benefits.
We fully believe that self-care with relaxation techniques can help ease your worries and promote mental wellness. Try our other self-care tips for a stress-free night.
Yoga has long been used to address mental wellness, offering relief for conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress and insomnia. By increasing mindfulness and bringing focus to the present, yoga shifts the focus from the sympathetic nervous system, which controls the flight-or-fight response, to the parasympathetic nervous system, which encourages relaxation. The various breathing and relaxation techniques used during your yoga practice help to slow the heart rate, lower blood pressure and decrease cortisol levels. Implementing a consistent yoga routine has even been linked to better sleep and an overall increased quality of life. Even after one session, you may feel more relaxed and tranquil.
CBD has naturally relaxing tendencies that may elevate your practice by reducing extra noise and freeing your mind from the moment you step onto the mat. It may also help you extend your practice beyond the mat. Learn more about CBD for yoga in our blog post.
Go For a Walk
Taking a few minutes to just be in nature can boost your mood and decrease your cortisol levels. Whether you are walking around or simply sitting and enjoying the views, research shows that 10 to 30 minutes in nature can reduce stress and improve your quality of life. The added bonus of exercise increases the concentrations of endorphins in the blood to make you naturally calmer and happier. Recover after your stroll with the cooling comfort CBD Pain Freeze.
Get a massage
Massage therapy relieves muscle tension and relaxes the mind. Studies show that massage sessions decrease the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body, while increasing “feel-good” hormones like serotonin and dopamine. Although your body naturally produces these mood-boosting compounds whenever you feel happy, massage therapy offers an extra boost to help you feel more serene. Experiencing this “reset” for your cortisol levels can help you maintain a healthy everyday balance of stress.
More spas are adding CBD Oil massages as a service due to the comforting properties of this compound. Try one from the comfort of you home using our moisturizing CBD Lotion. Or, read our blog about CBD Oil massages to learn more and find a DIY CBD massage oil recipe.
When it comes to using relaxation techniques, find hobbies that align with your lifestyle and make you happy. While these five suggestions can help, anything that gets you away from the everyday hustle and bustle gives your mind and body the time it needs to decompress and relax.