How to Achieve Balance and Wellness with CBD
Nowadays, it seems like everyone is searching for their own healthy hemp solutions. This is primarily due to the fact that CBD has been developing a reputation as a possibly effective therapy option for a variety of physical and mental illnesses that are notoriously troublesome to treat with traditional medical treatments. However, many of our potential customers are still quite unaware that many CBD supplements can be used as healthy lifestyle products for themselves even if they aren’t suffering from some type of pre-existing health condition. Let’s take a more in-depth look at how CBD can be used to achieve a higher level of balance and wellness within our lives:
WHY DO OUR LIVES FEEL SO UNBALANCED NOWADAYS?
The life of the modern person is quite different than the one that Mother Nature likely intended. So many of the things we ingest, actions we engage in, and much of the environment that we are surrounded by are completely artificial. Unfortunately, this inherent mad-made system that envelops almost all of our lives tends to cause a variety of awkward, unhealthy, and unbalanced behaviors!
The statistics of our lack of balance are simply staggering! One of the biggest signs of living an unbalanced life is the chronic inability to maintain focus on one thing. As a matter of fact, this problem is so prevalent that statistics indicate that the average American worker can only maintain their concentration on a specific task for roughly ten minutes before losing their focus to some other distraction. On top of this, it doesn’t seem to matter whether or not the distraction is an important task. Unfortunately, this low ability to focus is not only seen at work; it is just as often seen at home or in play.
Most of us trick ourselves to feel better about this phenomenon by declaring these types of actions as “valuable” multitasking. However, the truth is that the vast majority of behaviors that we label as multitasking rarely increase efficiency in the long run. Most of the time, these behaviors result in a complete waste of time. This is especially noted in certain statistics about modern human behavior. For example, over half of the people that go to the movie theater will pull out their phones at some point to check their texts or emails. On top of this, roughly forty percent of people admit to browsing the internet or playing games on their phone WHILE they are already watching TV!
How it is possible to enjoy anything completely if something else is taking up some of your attention? Obviously, you can’t! Yet, amazingly, almost all of us are guilty of engaging in these types of stress-causing, nearly pointless behaviors quite consistently. Unfortunately, this generally takes away from our ability to maintain healthy, balanced behaviors like regular physical activity, sticking with a clean diet, and getting enough quality sleep. But how are we supposed to get a semblance of balance and control back in our lives with so many distractions of modern life? How can we enjoy our lives more fully while being more productive and healthy? Could CBD lifestyle products be the answer to enhancing our overall wellness?
WHAT IS CBD?
While a ton of people have heard of CBD by now, not many of them know exactly what it is. CBD, which is a shortened form of its scientific name cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid found in many plants throughout nature. However, since cannabidiol is found in abundance in the notorious cannabis and hemp plant species, this compound is often met with some prejudice when introduced to those who don’t know much about it. But most of their concerns quickly melt away when they realize that CBD is not the compound found in marijuana that is responsible for its “high”; that is actually the work of another cannabinoid known as THC.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE A BALANCE OF WELLNESS BY USING CBD?
While CBD doesn’t cause an intense psychoactive euphoria, it has been known to cause certain beneficial physical and mental effects. While a variety of different cannabidiol effects have been reported, there are a few health benefits that are commonly noted that could be extremely helpful at balancing our manic, distracted lifestyles.
Stress and anxiety are two of the main deterrents for leading a healthy lifestyle. These emotions sap your energy, cloud your critical thinking, and make it nearly impossible to enjoy a fruitful life. Unfortunately, while we don’t have to constantly deal with the intense stresses of living in the jungle or savanna like a cave person, our bodies still feel the same overwhelming anxiety-riddled responses to problems that are far less severe. This is why problems at work seem so terrible; our bodies are firing the same stress responses for office politics as they would if we ran into a tiger!
Some studies have also shown that CBD can be quite effective against a variety of stress-related disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and generalized anxiety. Many people have reported that their stress and anxiety were drastically reduced with regular use of CBD supplements. Cannabidiol also seems to be effective to some in the short-term as well; quite a few people who have fears about public speaking have anecdotally reported that CBD products have calmed them immensely before going on stage in front of a big crowd.
These reports indicate that a little CBD may go a long way to reduce some of the time and energy that is sapped by stress and anxiety. It should also be noted that cannabidiol is well-known for reducing inflammation and pain. Since we are often hampered by minor aches and pains as we age, some much-needed balance and wellness can be regained with an easy-to-use healthy product that naturally reduces the pain that we feel. The resulting saved time and energy from both of these CBD benefits can then be redirected into more positive wellness behaviors such as working out, cooking at home more, or even simply being more mindful and less distracted.