Many people are using cannabidiol (CBD) to ease their anxiety during this decidedly stressful time in our history. The spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has increased anxiety in the United States and across the world, as has self-isolating. It’s good to stay at home and practice social distancing right now if you can, as this is helpful to both you and your community. But spending all your time at home may increase your anxiety, since you may start to feel a bit stir crazy. Or, you may spend a bit too much time checking the news when you don’t have much else to do.
CBD is one way to try easing your anxiety while you’re spending time at home during the coronavirus pandemic. However, there are many other things you can do in addition to using CBD to practice self-care during this stressful time. Below, we’ll share some of our favorite self-care activities as we go over some relaxing things to do at home while consuming CBD.
Take a Bath
Taking a warm bath is incredibly relaxing, especially after you’ve taken a bit of CBD. So if you’re feeling anxious, consider taking a moment to unwind, unplug, and just spend a bit of time letting your stress melt away in the bath. Put on your favorite music and let yourself enjoy some time away from social media, the news, and the rest of the world.
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Meditation is scientifically proven to have mental health benefits. Meditation can reduce stress, control anxiety, improve self-image, and even generate kindness. So if you’re looking for a new hobby to take up while you have extra time to yourself, meditating is a truly great one to try. It’s also a great hobby to pair with CBD use, since many people find that CBD helps them settle into meditation more easily. If you’ve never meditated before and you don’t know where to start, know that there are plenty of great, free online resources and apps that can guide you through the process.
If you’re not used to working it out at home, it might feel a bit strange at first. But keeping up with regular exercise while you’re indoors all day is incredibly important for both your physical and mental health. Exercise improves your energy, your sleep quality, your mood, and your overall physical health. And exercise is an excellent stress-reducer; it’s actually one of the CDC’s top recommendations for managing coronavirus-related stress. Activate your at-home workout with our Born Active Gel Capsules, one of our best selling hemp plant CBD products from our Active line.
If you’re wondering which exercise you should do at home, our top at-home workout recommendation is yoga. Yoga is an excellent way to exercise your body, and it can help you feel more relaxed and centered. Yoga is also very easy to do at home, since it doesn’t require much (or any) equipment.
Do Your Favorite Creative Activity
Doing something creative is fun, distracting, and also great for your health. Studies have shown that taking time to be creative can elevate your mood, alleviate anxiety, and even increase your immune health. So while you’re spending time at home, have fun and get creative by writing, painting, playing music, or doing whatever creative activity you love to do.
Indulge in Watching TV Shows and Movies
While it is a great time to explore new hobbies, remember that it’s also completely okay to just let yourself be a bit of a couch potato right now. Watching TV shows and movies can be a wonderful way to relax and unwind from the day’s stresses. So, let yourself indulge in catching up on all those TV shows and movies you’ve been wanting to watch.
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We hope this post has been helpful as you look for ways to relax, reduce stress, and stay busy while spending time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a stressful time in the world right now, but hopefully these ideas have helped you add a bit of relaxation to your daily routine.