Are you the type of person who thrives with a routine? Or do you give up on the idea – and yourself – before you even begin? By creating a daily routine unique to you, your personal goals, and your lifestyle you might just improve your health. Taking it up a notch by adding CBD every day will only improve those physical and mental health benefits for you.
The Benefits of Having a Routine
Routines can be grounding, fulfilling, and offer a sense of meaning. A routine also can help you manage stress more effectively, thrive throughout your day, and end it with a better night’s sleep.
A daily routine also supports cognitive function and may even free you up to be more creative. Research has shown that having regular work processes allows workers to spend less cognitive energy on recurring tasks, which can support focus and creativity for more complex, and creative thinking.
Routines to regulate your sleep schedule and bedtime habits also affect your mental sharpness, emotional well-being and energy.
Create the Right Routine for You
Not everyone requires a fully scheduled day to reap the health benefits of a routine. Make the choices that will help you be healthier and get the most out of your time. Remember the adage to take it one day at a time!
Try CBD in Your Daily Routine
It’s easy to add CBD to a daily routine. First, identify how you would like to incorporate CBD into your day. With an edible? An elixir? Orally or topically?
CBD comes in a variety of forms, but the most popular ways to consume CBD daily are tinctures and edibles. Tinctures begin to work in about 15 minutes whereas edible confections may take 30 minutes to two hours to fully kick in, but the effects last longer than other forms of CBD. Generally, the effects of CBD can be felt for 2-6 hours depending on the delivery method and dose.
Start the Day with a Dose
Not a morning person? Many people add CBD tinctures to their morning beverages to kick start their day. You can incorporate your preferred daily CBD serving of an unflavored or flavored elixir into your morning juice, coffee or tea. You can also drop CBD into your favorite breakfast bowl, yogurt or bar.
Before that Big Meeting
Is work stressing you out? Try a confection or two 30 minutes before a presentation, meeting or assignment to help get you through. You’ll be better equipped to concentrate while also enjoying the calming benefits of CBD.
Skip the espresso! A dose of CBD can have a dual benefit of helping you stay alert without the jitters, while also producing a state of calm to carry you through the rest of the day. Try a CBD Lollipop to stay centered and on task.
Wind Down with CBD
An after work cocktail may sound like a good idea but can very well have the opposite effect of calming you down. Alcohol may even disrupt your sleep. Alternatively, CBD doesn’t have empty calories, sugar (provided you consume sugar-free edibles), and won’t cloud your mind.
Get Your Zzzzs
Are you an insomniac? Try adding CBD 30 minutes before turning in for the night. Applied topically, CBD can help alleviate inflammation, achy joints and unwanted pain to help settle both your mind and body. Taken orally, CBD can make you more comfortable and set your mind at ease so you can worry less, dream more, and experience a more restful night of sleep.
Remember: Your routine, with or without CBD, doesn’t need to be about changing the entire way you live. Change can happen with incremental steps. Building out your intentions and the changes you want to see can help you be consistent and hold yourself accountable. By incorporating healthier intentions and simple habits into how you live, you can improve the quality of life for yourself while also inspiring the people around you!