At the end of each year, it’s important that we look back at the last 12 months, take stock of our achievements, and decide what we want to pursue next. After all, reflecting on our biggest accomplishments (and littlest setbacks) can help us better set wellness goals for the year ahead.
That said, we know that setting new goals and ambitions is easier said than done. But with the right mindset, tools, and support, you can guarantee that you’ll have reason to celebrate the next time New Year’s Eve rolls around. In addition to using helpful apps, and reaching out to friends, CBD can help support you in knocking things off your daily, weekly, and annual to-do lists. Here are some tips for incorporating the plant-based compound into your New Year’s resolution plan of attack.
Getting in shape, losing weight, and being more active are some of the most common New Year’s resolutions made every year. Whether you’re just beginning to prioritize fitness or are trying something more intense, you’ll need time to adjust to your new routine. Fun, physical activities that are designed to boost adrenaline — like dance classes or skiing — can leave us feeling more exhausted and sore than we realize. Using this CBD Balm+ Relief ($49) may help tired muscles and joints recover faster, so you can get back at it again the next day. Alternatively, try incorporating a CBD Plant Protein Blend ($45) into your workout routine. In addition to fueling you with extra nutrients, it may aid in recovery after exercise.
Maybe this year you have your mind set on getting a promotion — or starting an entirely new career. You have the skills and dedication, but turning your dream job into a reality requires focus and attention. Adding Stay Sharp CBD capsules ($59), designed to support daily concentration, into your routine may help you stay present and in the right mindset, so you can show your boss that you mean business.
Sure, staying in and binge watching your favorite show for a fifth time sounds comforting — but it also means you’re likely missing out on networking opportunities and fun social experiences. If you’ve made it a goal to come out of your shell more next year, try these Be Calm capsules ($59). CBD can support you in managing everyday stress, which may make you feel more relaxed in social settings and therefore more likely to open up around new people.
We all procrastinate sometimes. In fact, it’s one of the major reasons why people aren’t able to accomplish their goals. Beat your own worst habit by adopting some simple practices — like only reading emails once per day or using apps to block social media websites during working hours. If you find your mind often wanders, a spritz of CBD Peppermint Spray ($25) may help you get back in the zone, and keep you on the path to accomplishing your wellness goals.
Taking a holistic approach to wellness can mean many things, from managing your mental health and eating better foods to listening to your body’s needs. If you have a tendency to worry and find that it gets in the way, look for CBD products that promote relaxation and calm, like these Mind+ Body drops ($69). Or, if you struggle with getting a good night’s rest — which in turn leaves you feeling irritable and ineffective — try this Drops+ Sleep ($79) formula to help you unwind before bed. Remember to start low and go slow to find a product and dosage that can best support you in achieving your resolutions.
Setting New Year’s resolutions is a time-honored tradition. But it can also be daunting, especially for those who don’t feel well-equipped to make drastic (or subtle-yet-significant!) lifestyle changes. The good news? There’s a wealth of CBD products — from drops and capsules to balms and drink mixes — that can help you achieve your wellness goals. Browse our curated collection and get ready to make next year your best one yet.
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