It seems like everywhere you turn these days you hear someone talking about self-care. Buzzword? Possibly, but it doesn’t take away from the fact self-care keeps you from feeling like your head’s on a swivel. It’s easy to say you’re going to meditate and journal every morning, but actually doing it is a whole different story. So, how do you create a self-care routine with CBD that actually works? We’re glad you asked! We’ll get into those three steps very soon, but first, let’s look at self-care benefits, as well as what happens when we go without it.
When you practice self-care, you experience better physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being.
Here are some specific benefits you may experience:
- • Helps you slow down and be more productive
- • Boosts immune health
- • Improves compassion and mindfulness
- • Strengthens stress-management skills
- • Gives you time for self-reflection
What Happens When We Go Without Self-Care?
We all have different experiences throughout the day — some great, some extremely challenging. When you don’t give yourself the proper outlet to release pent-up energy, you may start to feel overwhelmed and burnt out.
Here are some other things you may experience without a self-care routine:
- • Burnout, as mentioned above
- • Poor sleeping habits
- • Increased stress and anxiety
- • Body aches, especially in the upper neck and back area
- • Irritability
- • Sadness and/or depression
- • Lack of motivation
As you can see, skimping on self-care has some serious side effects. Who needs that?! Let’s get into the steps you need to take to create your self-care routine with CBD.
Step 1: Figure Out What Works for You
The first thing you need to do is figure out what works best for you. What makes you feel centered, calm, and balanced? One of the biggest mistakes people make is trying to adopt a certain form of self-care because they think it’s what they’re supposed to do.
What works for someone else may not work for you. So, think about different self-care methods — specifically which one brings you the most peace.
Then, think about some of your favorite CBD products to see if there’s some overlap to incorporate them into this practice. For example, if you find morning yoga works wonders for you, you could think about pairing this aspect of your self-care routine with a CBD topical for muscle discomfort throughout the process.
Step 2: How Can You Incorporate It Into Your Day
Once you’ve figured out what works for you, it’s time to create a schedule — or don’t. Hear us out. We mentioned there are different strokes for different folks, right? Indeed. Some people need schedules and to-do lists, but others find them to be stifling.
So, create a schedule or have a general idea of how often you want to engage in self-care, but keep it simple. When you’re trying to introduce anything new in your life, you want to ease yourself into it so you don’t get overwhelmed and quit before you’ve made any traction.
Once a week is ideal for most people, especially if you’re just getting familiar with your new routine. Don’t beat yourself up if you have some trouble getting started. Remember, it takes an average of 21 days to form a new habit (give or take, per the individual).
Step 3: Accountability Matters
When you have your schedule, it helps to have accountability methods in place. In other words, how can you keep yourself motivated and commit to this new schedule you’ve created for yourself?
Here are some ways to maintain accountability for your new self-care routine:
- • Remember why you made the routine
- • Take notice of how you feel when you skip self-care
- • Reward yourself (yes, a reward on top of the rewards of self-care!)
- • Put a reminder on your phone
All of these things help you keep things in perspective, especially when you notice a difference in how you feel. You want to remind yourself why you wanted to include self-care in your daily routine to begin with, and find ways to remain accountable — whatever this means for you, personally.
Self-Care Ideas for Your Routine
There are plenty of ways to indulge in self-care, so it really depends on what you want to achieve. Most people run out of ideas, and self-care takes a sudden halt. We want to make sure this doesn’t happen to you! Let’s look at some different self-care ideas, using some of our favorite products.
CBD Bath Bombs to Relax Stiff, Sore Muscles
When you’ve had a long day, a long, hot bath is a self-care method that hits the spot. Our CBD Bath Bombs contain 200mg of CBD isolate with an assortment of natural, essential oils and herbs to nourish your skin and release stagnant stress in your body.
We offer two options — the Soothing Bath Bomb and the Recharge Bath Bomb. The Soothing option offers the aromatherapy benefits of lavender essential oil and Hawaiian black salt, while the Recharge option uplifts your mind and body with the energizing effects of peppermint, wintergreen, and spearmint.
Nature Hikes With Your CBD Balm Stick
If you want to soak up some vitamin D, get some exercise, and practice self-care all at once — hikes are a great idea! Most of us fell short of our fitness goals in 2020, so don’t feel bad if you need to ease your way into some of your more active self-care goals.
The good news is, if you experience stiff, sore muscles afterward, you can whip out one of our CBD Balm Sticks, explicitly formulated to soothe muscle and joint discomfort. These are nice because you don’t have to worry about getting your hands all messy — just rub it on and keep going!
You hear these buzzwords — self-care and wellness — and wonder if they’re all they’re hyped up to be. The only one who can be the judge of this is YOU!
So, take these tips into consideration and create a routine with CBD to see how it benefits your life. Who knows, maybe you’ve stumbled onto something that gives you the spark of vitality you’ve been searching for!
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