As we all to embark on a new journey of social distancing, here are some tips on how to stay home and chill with help from CBDfx!
By: Chloe Persichetti
You may have noticed that humans have a tendency to overthink things. We know all too well how easy it is to get into this habit. Now, with the emergence of COVID-19, we’ve all been given lots to overthink about. Those back-and-forth thoughts that have plagued your mind are going to finally come to a halt when you try out the tips in this helpful blog.
Sometimes we need some assistance when it comes to calming down, especially at moments like these when everything seems to be happening at once. In uncertain times, it is difficult to decipher what is going on. The narratives produced by the media take various turns depending on your source of information, and even though you want to be prepared for anything that comes your way, sometimes you are not even sure what to prepare for. The coronavirus is touching all of our lives in one way or another, and we are forced to decide quickly how we should be reacting. Yet, one aspect we can all agree on is the importance of social distancing, also known as “staying home and chilling”.
What Can You Do?
The irony is not lost on us. How are we, as human beings designed to seek out information and socialize whenever possible, supposed to stay confined to our homes and relax while there is a pandemic brewing outside our front doors? Yet, now is certainly the time to rise to the occasion. Though we cannot control what is happening outside of our windows, we can control how we personally approach this world issue.
It can be difficult to cope in a difficult situation such as this, but you need to allow yourself the grace to relax as much as possible, so as to prevent yourself from getting hurt in any way. The lack of balance that often comes with personal mismanagement can cause harm in the long run, and we want you to come out of this pandemic better than ever. Keep your mind off of the virus and your quarantine snacks by instituting daily “me time.” Once your body is calm and you have put yourself into a better frame of mind, you will be able to better understand the outbreak and determine what the best course of action would be for you. The first step in this process is to relax your mind, preventing it from fixating on any of the negatives in your life. There are countless objects and activities in your home that could easily occupy your mind instead!
Let’s dive into some possible activities you can enjoy to get your mind off of things. You will want to calm your nervous system which, understandably, might be a bit on edge from all the commotion. There are many ways to do this, but getting into a good headspace is key. One way to relax your mind and body is by finding a comfy spot on the couch and applying a face mask. The lovely fragrances emanating from the mask will send you on an aromatic adventure, while the topical ingredients in the mask penetrate and soften your skin, giving it a supple appearance. While you relax, have a CBD capsule, which offers quick absorption and a hefty serving of high-quality CBD. Taking care of yourself in a time of chaos is imperative, and this is the perfect way to do so!
Bring On The Calm
Our minds sometimes act as a loop, cycling unwelcome thoughts back into our minds after we’ve flushed them out. Presently, those thoughts might be centered around public turmoil. As uneasiness runs rampant outside your home, you don’t have to take part in the panic. Here are a few more ways to address the anxieties caused by external factors.
Find a favorite place in your home and go there. Sit up straight or lie down, whichever is most comfortable, and close your eyes. Begin to focus on your breath: inhale deeply, letting the air fill your belly and chest. Hold your breath once you are filled with air for a moment, then exhale, first out from your chest, then your belly. Repeat this process as many times as you desire. This is a terrific exercise to slow your heart rate and focus your mind for greater clarity. Another great way to focus on breathing has a modern twist to it. Focusing on your breath can be made a little more fun by inhaling a fruity or earthy CBD vape pen. Every puff can become meditative as you focus on inhaling and then exhaling in a controlled way.
Since you have all this time on your hands, why not try out some of the activities that you have been meaning to get into? Throw YouTube on your TV or computer screen and try a simple yoga flow. I mean, why not? These simple motions will allow your newfound breath to interact with your body movements. Once finished, the serotonin produced through the yoga session should have an overwhelmingly positive effect on your mood, and you will also be proud of yourself for trying something new. Having a tin of CBD muscle cream with you as well will make the whole experience that much better, as it’s perfect for use before and after yoga sessions! Accomplishing short-term goals like these are excellent brain boosters, which could help you mentally prepare for whatever information your favorite news station throws at you next.
Separate From Electronics
After a while, paranoia can really begin to creep in from the constant media storm, and at this moment, it is best to unplug. It may be hard to unglue yourself from your TV or phone, but it is a necessary step in order to achieve greater relief. Letting these devices control you is not what is needed at the moment. What is important is to consider all the silver linings and positive aspects that come from staying home and chilling.
Take a moment to write down everything that you want to do over this period of social distancing. Make sure that you vary your goals, mixing daily goals with longer-term ones that you want to achieve by the time quarantine is over. These goals could include performing a certain amount of pushups each day, sending out all of your work emails every week, or even getting ahead in your field by picking up leadership skills and gathering helpful information about your line of work. Visualize how you want your new self to be; write these objectives down and tape them to your wall so that you can’t ignore them.
Re-Working “Boring” Into “Fun”
Now is a better time than ever to clean. Pour some CBD tincture into a glass of ice and throw on your favorite music to clean to. As you scrub away the dust and dirt and sip your way to heaven, your home will begin to transform into a clean oasis. Did we mention our tincture is ultra-refreshing? It is a wonderful way to ground yourself, bringing you back to your senses. Once your home is nice and clean, you’ll find that your nerves are winding down.
With all these new activities, you will likely find your stomach beginning to rumble a bit more often. One way to give your tastebuds a kick is with some gummies. We all love a burst of sweetness in our lives, and face it – you deserve it. The gummy bottle is small enough to carry around while you work on marking off your list of things you need to do before the day is over. The supporting ingredients will help give you a boost so you can complete the day successfully! This little kick of sweetness ensures your spirits will be up because let’s face it, there’s a universal love for gummies.
Let’s make a quick checklist of what we’ve covered so far:
- You have your CBDfx products on deck
- Deep breathing and stretching
- Visualizing a better you and writing down goals
- Staying away from quarantine snacks
- Cleaning your space
- Treating yourself
This list isn’t set in stone; work around it and add what works best for you! With all this time now on your hands, you can even install that new computer update that’s gotten the “Remind me tomorrow” treatment for the last four months! Once your anxieties are quelled, you will be in a much better place to focus on self-improvement. All we’re saying is, make the newfound time work for you.
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