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Fall Into Balance with CBD

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The season of transitions can bring unease and restlessness, but Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract with CBD Oil can help promote a more peaceful mind.

We hope you’re reading this in the sunshine, by a sparkling pool, with a cool drink in your hand. Summertime can feel all too fleeting, so it’s important to soak up every single moment of this luscious time of year.

But we’re not gonna lie, we also feel a time of change ahead. For most of us, this time of year is all about transitions. We’ve luxuriated in that glorious sun, splashed in the water, and tended our beloved gardens. Now, though, even as we enjoy the latter weeks of the season, there’s that familiar sense of things shifting—gradually shorter days, different rhythms, and the ramp-up to the serious business that tends to come with Autumn. The end of August can feel like the calm before the impending storm.

If we have little ones, that means gearing up for all the transitions and obligations that come with the school year. But even if the classroom is a distant memory, we can feel the busy times coming. Late August and early September can feel a lot like Sunday evening before the work week—a little intermission of downtime to be enjoyed, but one often tinged with worry about what’s to come and concerns about overall quality of life.

We all need rest and relaxation to feel balanced and whole. Calming down and quieting a busy mind can help with focus, stress and getting the rest we need to be at our best. When we don’t have calm focus, our days can be colored with preoccupation and worry, making it hard to enjoy the time we set aside for relaxation and restoration.

We all need sleep, self-care, boundaries and balance to maintain everyday health. A lot of us are also overworked and feeling stress. Some of the facts:

  • A 2014 national poll revealed that American full-time workers average 47 hours per week on the job
  • 52 percent of U.S. workers didn’t use all their vacation days in the previous year
  • 23 percent didn’t take a vacation at all

Our lifestyle rhythms throughout the year often seem to follow the patterns we establish (or have established for us!) when we’re kids. We get to lighten up and relax during the summer months—and then we pay for it when the leaves start to turn. Everyone from students, to parents and teachers, to office workers start to feel the crunch after they tear August’s page from the calendar.

But just as we need some recovery time after a workout to keep our muscles and joints from tearing and fraying, we need emotional and psychological recovery to stay whole and strong. And in a lot of cases, we could use all the help we can get for healthy and balanced approaches to dealing with stress and quality of life.

CBD AND R&R

One of the things we love the most about bringing our Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract with CBD products to the world is their benefits for healthy balance—in particular, CBD’s contribution to helping calm the mind and promote better sleep.

We all know from experience that the two things go hand in hand. The busy brain can feel mighty noisy when our head hits the pillow, robbing us of the peaceful rest we need to meet our obligations the next day. And when we don’t get proper rest, stress can crop up more when we’re trying to focus. It’s a vicious circle that just about every one of us has experienced at one time or another.

A lot of research is being done today about the positive effects of CBD and other phytocannabinoids from the hemp plant. CBD can be helpful in calming the busy brain, promoting peaceful rest, balance, focus, recovery and restoration.

BETTER REST WITHOUT THE SLEEPINESS

While CBD can help support a good night’s rest, it passes along that benefit without some of the side effects that can accompany prescription and over-the-counter aids and medications, such as feeling too groggy, having a very hard time getting up in the morning and feeling “out of it” the next day. CBD tends to help calm and balance a busy mind, instead of acting as a sedative.

You would never take a prescription rest aid first thing in the morning because it would make you too groggy. In contrast, CBD can be taken at any time of day (particularly in moderate serving sizes) without feeling like you need to find the nearest nap pod. But when you are ready to hit the hay, you may find that your calmer mind allows you to more fully and easily drift into a state of relaxation.

Using Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract with CBD Oil on a daily basis can support the kind of balance that comes from good rest and a calmer mind—the exact opposite of the vicious circle we were talking about earlier. Because we should be able to look at all the activity of the Fall with optimism and joy, rather than stress and worry. It’s all about enjoying life!

Incorporating Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract with CBD Oil into our daily routines is pretty easy, especially when we look at it as beginning a cycle of deeper rest that leads to more energy and balanced alertness. A few ideas to try:

  • Add some Manitoba Harvest Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract CBD Plant Protein Blend powder to a post-workout smoothie with lots of fruit and greens for better recovery
  • Hold a dropperful of Manitoba Harvest CBD Oil Drops under your tongue as you’re tucking yourself into bed
  • Include a Manitoba Harvest CBD Softgel with your morning vitamins and supplements
  • Add a few pumps of Manitoba Harvest Peppermint CBD Oil Spray to your morning coffee or your evening cup of tea

Now: Enjoy these last days of summer glory! And while you’re at it, start to increase your attention to self-care for the transitions to come—because you’re gonna be a star. And hemp is here to help!

 

The information provided is for informational purposes only. None of the information provided here should be considered medical advice or treatment recommendations. Consult with your health care provider if you have questions about incorporating CBD into your wellness regimen.

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