The holidays can be difficult to get through, whether its because of bad food, nosy in-laws or awkward conversations with relatives. Here’s how we can help!
By: Jon Huffman-Eddy
The thing about holidays is they just keep on coming. Once you’ve put one behind you, there’s another one looming on the horizon and ready to attack, and once again you find yourself having to prepare. There’s an endless list of dishes to throw together and gifts to buy, as well as countless outfits to find and dreaded interactions with that great aunt whose only character trait is her distinct onion-y aroma. You know the one we’re referring to; she always wants to give you her opinion on everything.
No matter what challenge lies ahead, it’s important to remain centered and focused. You’re going to make it, and when it’s all over you’ll be able retire to the comfort and safety of your own bed.
As with any lofty endeavor – one could say surviving the holidays is the loftiest – it all comes down to proper preparation. Do you think Einstein skipped arithmetic on his way to discovering the theory of relativity? Or that Elvis didn’t know the pain of a bad hair day before he perfected that stunning wave? No. As with any challenge, success means understanding the components of whatever stands in your way.
If we’re talking about holidays, what we’re really talking about is seasons, each of which infuse the holidays with a certain energy and set of trials. We must understand their character so as to best prime ourselves to face them.
#1. Spring – Rejuvenate
Spring is a favorite season for many people. Images of flowers, sunrises and bunnies with people-hands come to mind. All of this can be downright aggressive coming out of the winter months, so it’s especially important to take it easy during this season and move with intention. “Ease into it” can be your mantra heading into any of these holidays. The way we inhabit them can set the tone for the year to come, so tread lightly with the tender loving care of CBD Muscle Balm. Your body will thank you, and carry you safely toward the summer months.
Also, it’s important not to let spring lull you into a false sense of security – as with any other holiday season, our survival may depend on the happiness of others. If there’s a mom in your life who you’d like to make smile, our Love Ya Mom Gift Set makes a fine accompaniment to that card you planned on sending her with the same message that you’ve used for the last five years.
#2. Summer – Broaden
The horizon will never be as wide as it is in the summer months, and the holidays this season bring with it are a testament to that. All of them involve a hefty amount of social interaction; we’re talking about lengthy conversations under a blisteringly hot sun. Staying cool is going to be the most important thing to keep in mind while fireworks pop overhead, and it’ll become even more important when you’re trying to ignore the crickets keeping you up all night with their singing.
Along with vigorous hydration, we recommend our Lemonade Chill Shot. It can be quickly deployed and is delicious, boasting a summery lemon flavor. It’s rich in amino acids and contains a powerful 25mg of organic, Non-GMO, full spectrum CBD.
Another beneficial way of looking at the summer and the holidays that come along with it is as the energetic peak of the year. This means that staying balanced can prove more difficult than in other seasons, and that keeping a close watch on your body’s nutrient levels is key. Fortunately for all of us there are superfoods like turmeric and spirulina, which provide the body with the top-notch support of antioxidants and can be found in our Turmeric & Spirulina Gummies!
#3. Fall – Harvest
Fall is a bountiful source of holiday celebrations, always has been and always will be; it’s best to just accept it and move on. There will be mountains of different foods and sweets, and there will be spooky moments as the dark winds of winter draw near. So long as you’ve got the right accoutrements by your side, there isn’t any need to fear. As leaves turn orange and pumpkins turn up on porches and sidewalks, keep your holiday spirit strong with a little Honeydew Ice on your tongue.
In the spirit of generosity, it’s also important to remember your pets during this especially trying holiday season. They’ve been with you since day one and have pledged their undying loyalty to you; if anybody’s going to have your back it’s them. Plus, if we’re being honest with ourselves, no amount of loyalty is going to make you less annoyed when they yell at you for not giving them a dozen different meals throughout the day. Why not let them enjoy some delicious CBD products right along with you? Our pet CBD products are specially formulated with your furry friend in mind!
#4. Winter – Replenish
Winter holidays are all about rest, relaxation and saving as much room as possible for pie. Despite the many religious, cultural and culinary traditions that come along with these winter months, there is a way to maximize the energy you have left while also finding a way to keep it mellow.
This potent CBD tincture is the perfect discreet product to bring along with you to a number of holiday parties with friends and family. Again, it’s about conserving space for the important things in life. All year you’ve been building up your muscle density to lift that fourth helping of mashed potatoes, all the way from the kitchen to the couch, and it’d be a shame to let all of that hard work go to waste.
Sometimes it takes bravery to accept our greatest strengths, and we’re here to aid you in that venture. Here’s to not only surviving, but thriving in the holidays to come.