Note To Self...Chill Out!
It is no secret that we’re all going crazy. This country runs on fortune 500 companies, small businesses, coffee and lack of sleep...on the regular. But now, with a pandemic and being trapped in our homes suddenly the stress has quadrupled or more. I thankfully have a yard, and go on walks but am feeling stir crazy! It is amazing how much we take for granted, such as seeing parks or stores nearby and not being able to enter or purchase an item. With over a month in quarentien I can feel the effects on my mental health.
Over 40 million Americans have an anxiety disorder and only about one third seek or get proper treatment. Which means that we are already at higher risk even without COVID-19. The ripple effect begins from person to family to community and to the world, or as we are seeing now, the other way around. You have been affected by this one way or another, Whether it is less work, layoffs, more work or simply not being able to go outside.
Rather than bolting to your physician for anxiety medications like Xanax, why not try a more natural solution?
CBD has been shown to mimic serotonin levels which helps alleviate stress and anxiety. It also helps relax and balance the body and intern provides better sleep quality. A more holistic approach is best when trying to treat stress, anxiety, and sleep disorders.
The best solutions would be softgels or tinctures that are taken regularly. These obviously depend on your preferences but both are equally effective. Other relaxing regimens to try would be a CBD bath before bed or after a stressful day. You can also keep a CBD candle lit while you work ( I do this on the regular). We know calls and video conferencing can get pretty stressful and this would be the perfect solution while working. No, I do not want to show you my face or spend 10 minutes waiting on Lisa to join by video, even though we have these calls weekly. These candles can give you the dose you need. They release a constant small dose of CBD while lit. They are also made with 100% pure beeswax which releases negative ions to lift your mood as well as help balance the body, thyroid, and adrenal glands. All treatments are beneficial but it is best to pair an ingestible and topical or inhalant.
It is easy to get caught up in work and let hours fly by. Which ever products or solutions you chose make sure you take some time for yourself ands relax your body and mind. Stay positive and stay safe!