If anything marked this year, it was health. We have all witnessed how with the most modern technology and unrestricted resources we can face something we cannot defeat, and that is the coronavirus. So, whether we like it or not, we have learned to take care of ourselves and our physical health in every aspect, through every moment of our day. Suddenly enough intake of vitamins and minerals in our body became number one on the to-do list every morning, wearing a mask became part of our outfits, maintaining our body became part of our daily routine and a balanced diet became a matter of course. And we have to admit, all this seems like the most positive side effect we could get in the midst of a global pandemic.
And given that the pandemic is lasting for almost a whole year by now, each of us had a cooking phase where we learned and practiced cooking at home, quarantined watching all the movies and series as well as reading all the books we did not have time for due to work responsibilities and socialization, which is in the top three measures and restrictions and has been kept to a minimum for months. We have all tried two or three new hobbies (we doubt we will stick to at least one hobby after the pandemic), we have learned to plant flowers, we have devoted ourselves to skincare that is currently celebrating and enjoying its rise.
But we know that too much of anything cannot be a positive influence in the long run, so, excessive sitting at home and devoting oneself has its downsides. Let’s not forget that in addition to all these positive changes for which we did not have much choice, there are all those things that were taken away from us, for example, physical contacts such as hugging loved ones, visiting friends and relatives, going out until the morning hours, beloved gatherings with your friends, whether it is for coffee after work or a long night out. And so, reading all those tips for protecting yourself from the virus we forget about something that was completely overshadowed by the pandemic, and that is our mental health.
And, most importantly, the constant fear that we carry with us everywhere and every day – the fear of catching the virus, both for ourselves and for our loved ones. This fear creates or encourages in us something that many of us have not taken seriously until now, and that is the stress that although not as visible as the virus, as well as the anxiety that is as harmful to our body and health as any other virus. These two phenomena can easily develop into a part of our body and from day to day grow to the extent that they will occupy a large part of the day and thus become an obstacle to performing even the easiest tasks and responsibilities during the day.
If we do not pay enough attention to stress and anxiety, they can develop a serious mental disorder that can manifest itself both in our psyche and in our physical health. So, sooner or later, each of us has already faced the struggle with ourselves and our mental health and realized that it is worth taking care of it, in addition to taking care of our physical health. Some found their peace by practicing yoga, some found themselves in expelling negative energy by jogging (a physical activity that did not succumb to any restrictions and measures), some even started painting or embroidering, and others devoted themselves to reading self-knowledge books.
Some have realized that the fight against stress and anxiety is not so easy to overcome, especially at a time when we are surrounded by negative news such as the death of people around us and statistics that can not be reduced and indicate infected and dead people infected with the virus. Slowly but surely, insomnia has emerged, which is also a major enemy of mental and physical health. Without a rested body, we can not function during the day. If you are against the intake of chemicals such as medicines and pills, and unfortunately teas no longer have any effect on calming your body, maybe cannabis oil (CBD) is something that would appeal to you. As we change our unhealthy habits or try to improve them by using healthier alternatives, many people emerged to quit smoking, and replace it with vaping.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of cannabinoid, a chemical found naturally in cannabis (marijuana and hemp) plants, that can be turned into e-liquid for vaping, and here are its benefits for reducing stress and anxiety.
1. CBD doesn’t cause the “high” feeling often associated with cannabis. Although research into its effects is ongoing, some studies suggest that it may be able to help ease symptoms of conditions like stress and insomnia.
2. CBD does not have any adverse effects on your body and can neither affect the functioning of the body and organs nor cause any damage to them.
3. This oil is not illegal. Nowadays in many democratic and modern countries, the oil is legal and available for sale along with appropriate instructions for its use. It is considered as part of alternative medicine, which nowadays offers more successful solutions for healing the body.
4. It does not make you addicted, nor is there a limit to the period you can use. Of course, doses should be approved in consultation with an appropriate medical professional.
5. It has been proven to have a great effect when it comes to the process of calming your body and mind.
Whatever method you decide upon, do not forget that your mental health is at least as important as your physical health, so do not allow yourself to neglect it and do not be afraid to try them and thus find the right method and tool that will suit your needs.
If you are interested to get to know this topic better, you can read more websites and blog articles, and find out why people today decide to turn to CBD to reduce stress, instead of taking medicines for that purpose.