Whether self-care has been an integral part of your lifestyle or you’re just starting to explore it, you must know that the word SELF in it is a bit deceiving.
It is deceiving because practicing self-care is as much about the self as it is about other people.
We practice self-care because we want to be physically stronger, more emotionally available for our loved ones and those who depend on us for inspiration and guidance. Mothers, fathers, partners, caregivers, and entrepreneurs are aware that the healing balm of giving is dependent upon applying it to ourselves first.
In 2020, we celebrate all givers who are self-givers too!
We want you to know that we will support your holistic journey by bringing your attention back to the center of self-giving because your job of caring for others is so important.
And, speaking of paying attention, you might have heard that CBD, one of over 100 naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant, is making major waves in the wellness industry now.
We believe in the hero power of CBD in connection to emotional and physical wellness, so we want to share some tips that will boost your ability to concentrate and defend against depression and fatigue.
But first, as your trusted partner on all things CBD, we want to provide a quick guidance and education on this super ingredient.
Let’s be clear about one thing - CBD will not make you high. CBD stands for Cannabidiol, and along with another 100 naturally occurring compounds, it is present in the cannabis. There are two strains of cannabis - marijuana and hemp; marijuana contains high amounts of THC (the psychotropic ingredient that will make you high) but we are not concerned with that strain since the CBD ingredient we are talking about is not derived from marijuana. The CBD ingredient we are focused on is derived from hemp, which contains less than 0.2% THC and yes, you guessed it, it has no mind-altering effects.
Our bodies love it - All humans have something called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which keeps many of your body’s other systems in check – things like pain, memory, mood, appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism, and immune function. The endocannabinoid system’s receptors CB1 and CB2 can bind with CBD ingredients and have an improved function over the above-mentioned processes.
And here are our CBD self-care tips that will give you the support in CARING for others:
- DEEP BREATHING…because breathing is life
It’s simple but how many of us really do it? Deep breathing oxygenates the brain and helps you focus on the task at hand. It also reduces blood pressure in stressful situations. Make it a habit and part of your preventative routine. If we could pick one product that complements the de-stressing breathing techniques, it would be our Calm & Relax CBD Bath Bomb, which allows you to breathe in a blissful aroma of lavender at the same time.
- LAUGHTER…because laughter makes everything better
Laughter is healing. It boosts the levels of endorphins in our body, which leads to a stronger immune system and it even relieves pain. Find ways to laugh every day - cat videos, jokes, tickle games with your kids and the dog. Paired with our Sanna CBD Healing Lip Balm, your lips would stay supple, healthy and safe from laughter overdose.
- SLEEP…because dreaming gives results
Your body regenerates and heals during sleep. Researchers have found that quality sleep boost’s our body’s ability to fight off diseases, improves memory and concentration, and enhances your emotional intelligence.
Aim to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night. For a more luxurious slumber, apply a generous amount of Sanna CBD Warming Body Cream, which will hydrate and rejuvenate your skin while helping you sleep.
- STRETCHING…because stretching keeps energy flowing
Stretching loosens muscles that are tight, increases blood flow, and helps you attain a feeling of joy and serenity. It could be a great midday pick-me-up or a before-bed-calm that optimizes sleep. Prolonged stretching exercises and a healthy diet can help reduce cholesterol and aids in avoiding heart disease. Hold those stretches for a few seconds and see how much better you feel! And if you need to, you can always lean on CBD Cooling Relief Balm to soothe achy muscles.
- JOURNALING…writing yourself to better health
Journaling can be a powerful tool for reducing stress, improving immune function and boosting your mood. According to a study, journaling for 15 to 20 minutes a day over the course of a four-month period was enough to lower blood pressure and improve liver health. Go ahead, grab a dotted notebook or one of those Moleskine Classics, and start writing. You don’t have to be Shakespeare to do it. Write for yourself. And since you’d be writing by hand (writing by hand stimulates the brain in a way digital communication doesn’t), keep those hands hydrated and flexible for moving the pen by our Sanna Everything Healing Salve.
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