A Holiday Mood Booster: CBD
Nothing quite says “peace on earth and goodwill toward men” like the holidays. This time of year can bring out the best in us; but it can also be tough for those who don’t get along with their families, those feeling a little extra pressure and stress, etc. Everyone feels a range of emotions as the year draws to a close. It’s totally normal. This year, however, many of those emotions are exacerbated by the pandemic. We’re going to get through it together, with a little supportive assistance from Cativa CBD.
Stress and Tension on the Rise
You’re not the only one who felt more worried and stressed out than ever this year. The CDC found clear indicators of rising mental health issues in a survey this past summer. Worry leads to stress, and chronic stress is tough on the body. Mental struggles make way for physical manifestations. Dentists report skyrocketing rates of teeth grinding and dental fractures. Doctors are giving out more medication these days and therapist offices are swamped.
There are ways, however, you can tackle a downturn in your holiday mood. The tips below have both immediate and long-term impact. It takes a little self-care and a lot of self-compassion. The fact is, we’re all struggling to some degree, and we all deserve to enjoy the holidays as they were meant to be enjoyed: calmly and joyfully.
Get Moving to Boost Your Holiday Mood
There is one automatic way to boost your serotonin: stand up and start moving. Find a YouTube channel to guide your morning stretches. Download the C25K app and start training for the next neighborhood fun run. Hit the practice range for a quick golf session. Choose something that sounds fun and escapist, because movement is a celebration of what your body can do! You’ll finish feeling refreshed, less tired, and with a clearer outlook on how to deal with anything troubling you.
Become a Helper
Nothing changes our perspective more quickly than a glimpse into the lives of those less fortunate. Here are some virtual volunteering options you can do from safely inside your own home. Start a regional search to find something close to home with the help of volunteermatch.org. It will make your brain, and your heart, swell a couple of sizes.
Take Up a Hobby
It is a fantastic time to try something new! We’ve heard from folks diving into puzzles this time of year, taking over entire dining tables to create mind-challenging works of art. Others are sewing, crocheting, or perfecting their Genoise sponge cakes. Here’s a list of ideas to try.
Try a New Cativa CBD Product
Even when things get difficult, Cativa CBD is here to lend a helping hand. We strongly recommend our Balance CBD Mints for their ease of use on-the-go, and our Balance CBD Gum for the same reason. Not a morning person? Our Balance CBD Iced Coffee delivers the one-two punch of smooth caffeinated goodness and pure CBD for a pick-me-up unlike any other.
Boosting your holiday mood can really be that simple; adding ten minutes of movement, giving back to others, trying something new, and incorporating CBD into your routine are all fast and affordable ways to turn a gloomy day sunny once again. We also have new products on the way, so be sure to register for our newsletter and stay up-to-date on exciting things coming soon. Happy holidays from all of us here at Cativa CBD!