Spring Break 2020 isn’t giving us that same relaxing energy that it used to, and it’s no secret why: the coronavirus or COVID-19. While it’s potentially threatening to our physical health, worrying about the safety of ourselves, loved ones, and the greater community can take a huge toll on our mental wellness. Finding ways to re-center on what truly matters and tapping back into our families, friends, passions and overall wellbeing is essential.
For those experiencing heightened levels of anxiety, frustration, and even cynicism, taking these steps to destress and unplug from what’s feeding the worries is key to maintaining the happiest, healthiest environment for yourself and others.
Rest well—and enough!
Whether you’re stressing about flights or sanitizer scarcity, putting those stressors on pause to get some much needed (and well-deserved) sleep is crucial to sustaining and maintaining a healthy mindset. If you’re finding it nearly impossible to get those Zzz’s, give yourself the upper hand with our Rest CBD Gel Capsules— packed full of pure CBD, valerian root, and passionflower— these gel caps are designed to give you the best sleep possible.
Reduce your media intake
Be honest, how much news have you consumed today? What about social media? If you are consuming an endless stream and most of it considered stressful, this can lead to feelings of the world crashing down on you and cause you to lose precious sleep. Take a moment to unplug and limit the amount of media and news you are consuming. You can still keep updated but don’t allow the hysteria to flood your home with chaos and despair. Many phones and computer apps today have the ability to limit your time on certain apps or webpages. Maybe you just want to consume news at the beginning or end of your day and you keep off the rest. The action of limiting your intake will give you back time to focus and reconnect to the things that really matter in your life allowing you to stay grounded.
Focus on what you can control
It’s totally normal to admit and identify your fears given the current climate and maybe even have moments of spiraling. However, allowing your anxieties to claim control over your life threatens your overall wellbeing, relationships with loved ones, and just about everything else. While it seems the stress is endless, if you focus on the parts of your life that you have control over it will make it feel much more manageable. Ensuring you are eating healthy, getting some fresh air, a quick workout, keeping your surroundings tidy and writing down things you are thankful for are examples of things you can do that do wonders on your mind, body, and soul. Feeling your best and keeping healthy is what matters most and will radiate to other areas of your life.
Can’t get to the gym? Implement home workouts
While the gym might not be an option right now and not everyone has the space or ability to purchase an elliptical or treadmill, there are many ways to implement easy and free workouts at home. Free workouts can be found by checking out your favorite workout instructors or studio on Youtube and Instagram or even just finding a nearby hill to do incline walking. Working out doesn’t’ have to require anything fancy and is a great way to feed your body with endorphins and be a way to escape the overwhelming feelings of stress. Oh and, don’t forget to follow up with our Social CBD Muscle Rub to cool down and relieve all those worked out muscles.
Meditate, even for just a few breaths
Meditation is an ancient activity that can do wonders for your overall wellbeing. Clearing your mind to just listen to your surroundings and breath, seems so simple, but produces a deep state of relaxation which then feeds your mind and body exactly what it needs to combat stress. While not everyone is accustomed to sitting still for hours on end, we recommend starting small, even just with a few deep breaths. Don’t like to sit up? Lay down! Meditation should feel comfortable.
Need an extra mind pillow? Utilize our Broad Spectrum Drops before you start your meditation practice to balance out the mind and body. Now let’s do one deep breath together in, and exhale “awwwww.”
Do you have other ways you like to stay calm and grounded? Send us a message on Instagram on @socialcbd! We would love to hear from you.