Here are our favorite 5 Ways To Reduce Stress Naturally
Stress can wear you down, make you sad and even depressed. Stress can also affect your sleep, digestive system, even your immune system. This is not the time to have your immune system down.
There are a lot of different things that you you can do to help manage the stress.
One thing that is easy to do is when you wake up in the morning take 1 minute to think of one reason you are grateful for. It could be anything in your life like, “I’m grateful to be alive today.”
Another easy technique you can do is, take a few deep breaths and try to clear your mind. Mindfulness techniques like meditation and exercising regularly can really help. Of course, adding CBD to your routine can help manage everyday stress. Just know, there’s a lot you can do to be kind and nurturing to yourself.
Being more mindful with self-care like yoga, mediation, exercise and diet are all good ways to support yourself anytime. CBD can also help you relax, feel rejuvenated and lift your mood so you can keep doing the things that bring joy and build resiliency during difficult times.
We’re all in this together. Everyone feels stressful at some points in their lives. Stress manifests itself in everyone differently. Some feel overwhelmed, moody, even angry. While for others, stress presents as muscle soreness, poor sleep and can even zap the immune system.
1. Eat more vegetables.
Naturally, being mindful of what you put into your body makes sense. But sometimes we want pure comfort and if that looks more like a cheeseburger than a kale salad, don’t beat yourself up over it. Just keep in mind that including more healthful foods to your diet supports your immune system and creates a general sense of well-being.
Consider adding one of our CBD tinctures to juice or a smoothies to help improve your mood and feel rejuvenated so you can take on the day.
2. Reduce sugar and foods that contain high fructose corn syrup.
It seems that everything we buy has sugar added to it. It is important to read the labels and see if sugar is the first ingredient (that means that the product contains mostly sugar), also read how many grams of sugar per dose. Many product contain high fructose corn syrup instead of sugar which is not healthy for you. If you eat too much sugar it will increase your blood sugar and your triglycerides, which is a risk factor for heart disease. Sugar can also weaken your body’s ability to respond to stress, which can trigger your anxiety and prevent you from dealing with the cause of the stress.
3. Exercise can help reduce stress.
In fact, people who exercise regularly are less likely to experience anxiety. Running, walking, dancing, yoga, weight-resistance training help reduce those stress hormones and release endorphins, which can improve your mood.
Exercise can improve your sleep quality, which is often adversely affected by stress.
Activities such as walking or running that involve repetitive movements of large muscles can be particularly stress relieving.
4. Mindful meditation, manta and yoga.
There are many types of meditation and relaxation techniques that all share the same goal of achieving inner peace. You can practice meditation wherever you are, whether you’re out for a walk, riding the bus, waiting at the doctor’s office or even in the middle of a difficult business meeting.
Mindfulness meditation. This type of meditation is based on being mindful, or having an increased awareness and acceptance of living in the present moment.
Mantra meditation. In this type of meditation, you silently repeat a calming word, thought or phrase to prevent distracting thoughts.
Yoga. You perform a series of postures and controlled breathing exercises to promote a more flexible body and a calm mind. As you move through poses that require balance and concentration, you’re encouraged to focus less on your busy day and more on the moment.
5. Listen to music.
If you are feeling stressed or anxious, try taking a break and listening to relaxing music. Playing calm music has a positive effect on the brain and body. It can lower blood pressure, and reduce cortisol, a hormone linked to stress.
We recommend cello master Yo-Yo Ma playing Bach, but if classical really isn’t your thing, try listening to ocean or nature sounds. It may sound cheesy, but they have similar relaxing effects to music.
CBD can help
CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that is shown to have health and wellness potential. We offer CBD products that are made to work. In addition to all the self-care you’re doing, consider adding CBD to your routine to improve your sense of general well-being. It can help lift your mood and help you relax, relieve muscle tension after a workout, and help you sleep better so you awaken feeling refreshed and relaxed. Check out our CBD products here.