How often do we find ourselves talking about time? Whether you’re running from meeting to meeting or back and forth from school to work, it seems like time flies no matter what your lifestyle may look like, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon. If only there were a way to replace the hustle and bustle with balance and calmness.
With the emergence of countless new boutique fitness classes, popular plant-based dietary regimens, and celebrity endorsements of eco-friendly living, there has been an upsurge in wellness and holistic living. Many resources have become accessible to help us achieve that little bit of stillness we need day-to-day, which, we would argue, is key to not being consumed by life and losing our sanity. Easier said than done, right? Here are some of our favorite ways to slow down with CBD so you can find balance in the fast-paced world we live in today.
CBD is a cannabinoid derived from hemp that works by regulating our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). This biological system is responsible for our stress and anxiety levels, memory, sleep patterns, pain and inflammation, among other essential processes that maintain our internal balance. The benefits of CBD are adaptive to our body’s needs and deficiencies, and have shown to increase with regular use.
Taking a Minute Before or After a Workout
We already know that exercise is beneficial, but striving for a holistic workout where mind, body, and soul are in sync is the ultimate goal. We love a dropper of CBD oil under the tongue to help soothe the mind, accompanied by a swipe of the Dr. Kerklaan Natural Pain Stick on any sore muscles.
A Mindful Meal
A healthy body is the result of a healthy mind and diet. As a Manhattan-based company, we are always on the go and, let’s be honest, it can be hard to find time to cook a nourishing meal during the week. We’ve found that preparation is key, and assembling our meals on weekend afternoons eases the pressure of a hectic weekday schedule. Prepare a few salads using vegetables, leafy greens, and a protein of your choice. Dress with Plant People CBD Olive Oil, and try eating away from any distractions or screens.
To a beginner, the idea of meditating can be overwhelming -- the prospect of spending a few moments a day with nothing but our thoughts is intimidating, if not daunting. Ease into a routine of daily meditation with an app like Headspace or by joining one of the classes at our serene NoMad wellness destination! Adding one of your favorite CBD creams to your practice can help increase relaxation for not only the body, but for the mind and senses as well. We recommend the Prima Skin Therapy CBD Body Butter, a soothing cream formulated with citrus accents and five organic oils.
Have a Relaxing Spa Night
After an exhausting day, sometimes you just need to turn on the TV and get lost in your favorite show. Give your skin the attention it deserves with a mask (we love the Overnight Exfoliating Mask from Hora). Consider applying it shortly before bed, so you can take some time for yourself while the CBD-infused formula eases stress and inflammation.
Add Some CBD Honey to Your Cup of Tea
A hot cup of tea before bed is one of the best remedies for a long day. Try mixing a teaspoon of Beekeeper’s Naturals B. Chill Hemp & Honey into your mug to help you decompress and get prepared for a good night’s sleep.