Coping with and managing your stress is one of the best ways to look after yourself in these times.
There are no two ways about it, 2020 has frankly been a bit terrible for everyone. Our lives were paused and then shaken up from March when the pandemic pervaded every corner of a functional society, from the closure of schools and workplaces to the need to stay in our homes for months on end. This seismic change in way of life has left all of us feeling a bit confused, anxious, and uncertain. Now that summer is winding down, and the threat of a second wave is real, it’s vital that we try our very best to look after our mental and physical health in preparation for the winter.
Stress is one of the biggest aggravators for our mental and physical health. When our body undergoes stress it weakens our immune system which makes us more susceptible to illnesses and viruses, it also means that your recovery will be slower as the immune system will have to work harder to fight. Stress also takes a massive toll on our mental health, overwhelming our thoughts, and making us feel exhausted and exasperated.
So how can you reduce stress and find a way to relax in this ‘new normal’? It can sound easier said than done, but there is a natural solution that could significantly help. CBD (cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring compound extracted from the hemp plant, and in recent years it has become widely celebrated in the wellness industry for its far-reaching mental and physical benefits. (1)
This plant-based compound, which is available as an oil, in capsules, as a spray, (among many others) works to reduce stress in your body by interacting with receptors which ultimately communicate to restore the body’s natural chemical balance. And as stress is a chemical imbalance, this natural solution can work wonders - from social anxiety, to work stress. (2)
Here at Reakiro we also recognise the potential of hemp and CBD as a skincare ingredient. Even though you may constantly be in the house, it is important to still allocate time for doing things that actually relax you. Looking after your skin and body is a great way to connect with yourself and boost your morale. Relax and rejuvenate yourself with our Goddess Sativa skincare range, from body butter to massage oils, inspired and created by the best of nature.
Coping with and managing your stress is one of the best ways to look after yourself in these times. It’s also important to look out for those close to you, even if you cannot see them right now. Take time to relax in these next few weeks and try to enjoy the end of the summer months, and while doing so think how you could best prepare yourself for a stress-free winter, with a little help from nature.