Congratulations, you’ve made it! With heartbreaking tragedies that have been rattling the world this year, it’s just worthwhile to celebrate how you are still able to wake up each day and appreciate the mere fact of being able to live. Nonetheless, it’s also understandable—normal, even—to feel stressed out and anxious about the things you read on the news and how they are affecting you personally.
On the bright side, you always have the option to focus on the things that you can control. This includes taking care of your health and wellbeing. Here are easy ways to take your mind off your worries and relax in the comfort of your home.
Make meditation a daily habit.
A habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts, meditation is gaining more popularity in recent years as more people discover its benefits. It is believed to increase awareness of yourself and your surroundings while reducing stress and developing concentration.
A study that included over 3,500 adults showed that meditation lives up to its reputation for stress reduction. As well, people also use the practice to develop other beneficial habits and feelings, such as a positive mood and outlook. Those who meditated showed measurable changes in activity in areas related to positive thinking and optimism.
It may also improve self-discipline, healthy sleep patterns, and even increase pain tolerance. So take even just 10-20 minutes in the morning to meditate and set out the mood for the rest of your day.
Give your skin a boost with DIY CBD Face Mask.
For beauty fanatics, the possibilities of creating your own face mask are endless! The truth is, with the right ingredients and some dedication for self-care, you can easily whip up something to nourish and hydrate your skin to combat the appearance of stress. Try to take it up a notch by incorporating CBD oil.
Here’s an easy one you can do:
What you’ll need:
2 tablespoons raw honey
1/4-1/2 teaspoon CBD oil
1/4 avocado, mashed
2 teaspoons finely ground almonds or almond flour
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well until they form a smooth paste. Clean your face and apply the entire mixture, including your under-eye area. Leave it and relax for 15-20 minutes. Then, using a washcloth and warm water, slowly remove the mask. For best results, moisturize and follow up with a few drops of pure CBD oil.
Set up a homemade hammock.
That’s right! No need to go to the great outdoors or to a five-star resort to enjoy a hammock. Set up your very own with ready-to-install options you can buy, or you can build one from scratch. Depending on how committed you are, there are lots of tutorials online that you can follow to come up with a sturdy and safe hammock that you can hop on anytime at home.
Because of their natural rocking motion and zero pressure points, hammocks are found to help reduce stress, promote falling asleep quicker, and drastically improve the quality of sleep versus a normal bed. With the upper body being elevated, it’s also believed to allow for better circulation to the head.
Soak in a warm CBD bath.
Light up the candles, bring out the scent, turn up the bubbles! Is there anything more invigorating than a warm bath? There’s something about a good soak that gives you the ability to mentally unwind and physically ease stiff muscles.Taking a bath is therapeutic enough but adding the right elements to it makes it even more decompressing. When preparing a bath, opt to use bath bombs or essential oil that is organic. As well, add CBD oil to enhance any self-indulgence you can get from an old-fashioned bath.
Snuggle with a good book.
Give your eyes a break from the screen and instead allow yourself to get lost in the pages of a good ole book. Whatever it is that you are stressed with, a well-written novel can transport you to other realms, while an engaging article can distract you.
Moreover, reading allows for mental stimulation, which, according to studies, can slow the progress of (or possibly even prevent) Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Other benefits of reading include improvement of focus and concentration, expansion of vocabulary, gaining more knowledge, and better writing skills.