Support your New Year's Resolutions with CBD.
The start of a new year fills many people with optimism and hope. It is typically a fresh start and a chance to make changes in your life. But this year feels a little different. Instead of grand plans, we’re making smaller gestures. And instead of thinking about the things we want, we’re finding ways to be grateful for what we already have.
New Year’s Resolutions are difficult to stick to at the best of times. But 2021 already feels very taxing, so do you really want to add a boring diet or gruelling workout routine into the mix?
Instead of making all-or-nothing plans this year, why not go a little easier on yourself? In this blog, we’re sharing some achievable New Year’s Resolutions to explore, and we’ll show you how CBD oil can help you achieve these goals.
Remember that you don’t have to be perfect all of the time. If every healthy choice is a vote for a healthier version of yourself, you just need the majority of the votes to be in your favour. So don’t worry about the occasional unhealthy choice derailing your plans. You’re aiming for consistency, not perfection.
Ease into a new fitness routine
January is typically the busiest month for gyms, but this year is a little different. With many gyms closed, people are looking for other ways to keep fit at home and outdoors. You might take up running, hop on your bike or start following YouTube fitness channels.
Many new fitness routines fail because of injury. If you haven’t worked out for a while, you’re far more likely to push yourself too hard. A strained muscle can send you straight back to the sofa. And if you don’t bounce back quickly, you’ll soon lose your motivation and it can be difficult to start again.
We recommend taking care of your muscles and joints with our Pain Relief Cream. This arnica-enriched cream will ease your aches and help you to recover faster. You could also try a CBD Bath Bomb to ease those post-workout aches.
Improve your sleep quality
Many of us underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep. The stress of the past year may have amplified existing problems. If you do anything to improve your health in 2021, you should prioritise your sleep. Getting a good night’s sleep can boost your immune system, help you lose weight, and reduce your risk of developing serious health conditions such as diabetes.
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach for better sleep. A trial-and-error approach may be needed to learn what works best for you. Some people benefit from improving their sleep environment, some need to create a strict bedtime routine, and some people simply need to leave their phone in another room.
CBD oil can help to support your sleep patterns by restoring equilibrium in the endocannabinoid system. Many CBD users note that CBD oil helps them to relax in the evening, fall to sleep quicker and enjoy more high-quality sleep.
Develop healthier habits
Whatever your goals, whether you want to lose weight, tone up, or just improve your diet, you need to find something enjoyable to cling on to. This might mean taking up an active hobby or learning to cook adventurous and healthy recipes.
Finding a way to reward your healthier habits can be difficult. We recommend exploring CBD oil as an indulgent treat. Our luxury flavoured CBD oils are available in tantalising flavours that will delight the senses. Your daily CBD drops will become a little moment of mindfulness, allowing you to focus on your mental and physical health.
Quit your vices
Perhaps 2021 is the year you stop doing something, instead of starting? Quitting or cutting down on vices like drinking and smoking can drastically improve your health. Quitting is no easy task, but support is available in many forms.
CBD oil has been proven to reverse attentional bias to cigarette cues. What does this mean exactly? Patients were given a single 800mg dose of CBD and others received a placebo. Those who took the CBD reported they smoked 40% fewer cigarettes than the placebo group.
It is thought that CBD reduces the anxiety of nicotine cravings, which allows smokers to focus their attention on something else. So, if you’re hoping to give up smoking this year, adding CBD to your daily routine could help you to achieve your goals.
Whatever your goals this year, CBD oil can help to support your mind and body. Not sure which CBD oil is right for you? Head to our CBD guide to find out more…