A Stressed Out Society
In today’s world being busy has become normal, especially in the United States. We’re taking part in more activities, taking on more work, and screens are fighting for more of our time every day. Whether we realize it or not, many Americans are frequently experiencing above average or abnormal stress levels.
In fact, America is one of the most stressed-out countries in the world with over 50% of Americans reporting they experience stress every single day. Furthermore, it seems that women ages 30-49 tend to be the most stressed out. With so much stress for us every day, it’s no wonder why so many are turning to mindfulness or CBD. Some of us even turn to a combination of both!
A Quiet Mind In A Noisy World
One of the most recent and popular ways to help destress is by attempting to approach the situation differently. One of these techniques is called mindfulness. Mindfulness is the process of becoming fully aware and present in your current situation. It involves not overreacting to stimuli around us. Those regular, everyday stimuli frequently overwhelm us and cause us stress. The key is to not let these events control our wellbeing.
If you’re just looking to get started with mindfulness, Danu Apothecary is happy to provide some basic techniques that will help you take control. Whether practicing mindfulness for 5 minutes or half an hour, these techniques will likely have you feeling better soon.
Seated Or Walking Mindfulness
Yes, that’s right. Seated or walking mindfulness. Different from more traditional forms of meditation, mindfulness can take place just about anywhere. All you’ll need to do is find a place where you won’t be bothered by many sounds. If you think you can go on a walk where it’ll mostly be quiet, this is a fine choice too.
Brief Pauses In Whatever You Are Presently Doing
While we recommend finding a place to be seated or somewhere you can walk quietly, this is not necessarily a must-have type of situation. You can stop whatever you are doing and take a few deep breaths and really try to notice what you are feeling. Focus on what you are thinking about that moment and why.
How To Begin A Basic Mindfulness Session
Find your “happy” spot or one of the above-mentioned spots to begin your mindfulness session. Begin to notice how your legs and feet are feeling right at that moment in time. Are they stiff, hot, cold, or relaxed? What position are they in? Do they both feel the same? This is your first step into mindfulness.
Begin to work your way to your upper body and head. How are you feeling today body-wise? Sick or well? Are you taking shallow or deep breaths? Make sure your arms are resting evenly on your lap so you can get a good idea of how they are feeling. Is your posture good or are you slouching? These are all things to try to notice at this stage.
After you’ve recognized how your physical being is feeling, move onto your mental wellbeing. What are your current thoughts drifting towards? Are they negative, positive, or neutral? Trying to step back and notice your feelings is a great way to begin detaching your emotions from stressful situations. By recognizing what’s going on with your body and feelings, you can begin to separate the stress from your being.
A Little Help From Mother Nature’s CBD
As more and more research has begun to point toward CBD as a potential way to destress, we recommend trying out CBD oil for your next mindfulness session. We also recommend you take a few minutes to read our blog dedicated to Taking Control Of Your Stress. As the cannabidiol begins to affect your endocannabinoid system, you may notice you feel a little bit lighter on the mind and more free from stress. To get the full potential benefit of CBD for your mindfulness session, take a Softgel, Gummy, or CBD Oil Tincture dropper of CBD about 30 minutes to 1 hour before you plan on taking some time to relax. This way, the CBD should be working its way into your system just in time.
Boost Your Mindfulness Sessions With Danu Apothecary
When you want to relax and get back to your natural state, there’s nothing more natural than premium CBD products brought to you by the goddess of water and healing, Danu. Be sure to check out our entire line of CBD products today and see which one works best for your mindfulness sessions!