How often do we find ourselves talking about time? Whether running through city streets 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 somehow grab ahold of it and quiet the hustle and bustle with balance and calmness...
With the emergence of countless new boutique fitness classes, popular plant-based dietary regimens, and media and celebrities encouraging us to adopt green living habits and improve our overall well-being, there has been an upsurge in wellness, mindfulness and holistic living. As such, countless 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 hold your 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, pains and inflammations, among other essential physical and emotional 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.
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 our mind wind down, accompanied by a swipe of a pain stick on sore muscles.
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’s rare that we have time to cook a healthful 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 and dress with CBD Olive Oil when you’re ready to wind down and enjoy.
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 Calm or Headspace, along with one of your favorite CBD creams. The introduction of cannabinoids and plant-based botanicals to your meditation sessions will increase relaxation for not only the body, but for the mind and senses as well. We recommend Khus + Khus Rasa Restorative Potion - founder Kristi Blustein is a yoga practitioner and herbalist who specializes in natural botanicals and has formulated her products with our inner yogi in mind, so you can seamlessly integrate “namaste”, every day.
After an exhausting day, sometimes you just need to turn on the TV and get lost in someone else’s drama. Give your skin the attention it deserves with a sleeping mask. Consider applying it shortly before bed and watching your favorite TV show so you can wind down while the CBD-infused formula eases stress and inflammation.
Sometimes surrounding ourselves with people who make us happy is a natural remedy all on its own. Invite a few of your closest friends to relax with a non-alcoholic CBD cocktail night. Impress them by sharing your knowledge of all things CBD and delight their taste buds with a range of flavors suited for every palette, from subtle to complex, floral to spicy. We love these elixirs served over ice.