There’s so much to think about lately. In some ways, we are engaging in a daily balancing act to keep everything running smoothly. Staying up-to-date on every state and government restriction, making sure we are following the proper safety precautions to stay healthy, doing everything we can to keep our families healthy while also maintaining employment so that we can still buy groceries, pay our bills, and prepare for the unexpected – and that’s not even half of it.
If you have children, you are probably juggling additional roles: acting as a teacher, a tutor, and a coach, doing everything you can to shield children from the inevitable challenges that COVID-19 has brought to our everyday lives. Everyone is doing their best each day, and by bedtime, most of us feel pretty maxed out. The idea of “self-care“ sounds almost impossible, and even reading the words may make you laugh. The idea of adding anything additional to your day sounds daunting, and it probably sounds unrealistic. If you’re reading this, you may have just one free moment on your hands and you’re going to be very thankful you used it to read this.
Yes, things are hectic, but it won’t be like this forever! If your mind is tired and your body is weary, you are not alone – not by a long shot. But rest assured, you will get through this stronger than ever, especially if you take just a few moments each day to take care of your mental health.
Taking Care of Your Mental Health: A Necessity, Not a Luxury
You may have forgotten to think about your own mental health. With everything else you have to manage, it may sound like a luxury or maybe an unnecessary burden. You might not realize that taking good care of your mental health can help you every single day in your usual tasks because, if you feel good, all of your burdens feel a little lighter!
In addition, you might not have realized that there is scientific evidence linking mental health very closely to physical health, and excessive mental burdens can lead to a weaker, less effective immune system. While masks, excessive hand-washing, and sanitizing everything might seem like the only way to stay healthy, taking care of your mental health does your body good as well!
There are several things you can do on a daily basis that take just a couple of minutes, which can have lasting, long-term positive effects on your mental health. Imagine starting your day knowing you have a long list of things to do, but feel perfectly calm and collected anyway. It’s possible and easier than you think!
Here are three incredibly simple ways to take good care of your mental health so that, when this crisis is over, you can sail smoothly back into your normal routine without undue stress.
1. Take a deep breath!
This might sound simple, but there is overwhelming scientific evidence showing that deep breathing exercises support mental health. If it’s backed by science, that’s convincing motivation to give it a try. If you spend just three minutes per day practicing any deep breathing exercise, you will notice a significant difference in your overall ability to cope with stress. There are several techniques to try, and each of them takes your attention away from everything else going on for just a few moments and shifts your focus to your breathing. Filling your lungs with clean air and enjoying a moment of peace is a free, intentional stress reliever. You’ll be surprised how easy it is.
2. Focus on the good things!
Despite everything going on in the world, we all have something to be thankful for. Some days it could be big things, like the fact that you still have a job, or have a spouse that is supportive and loving when you need it most. Other days it could be small things, like the weather or your favorite song playing on the radio. No matter what, there is good in each day! We sometimes get so caught up in our commitments and responsibilities that we forget to be thankful for what we have. Another easy activity (with results that are scientifically proven) is to simply be grateful each day. You could write down what you’re thankful for, simply name three things you are grateful for before you go to bed, or even just think quietly about what you’re thankful for. The method is not as important as the intentional action – just take a moment and be grateful for three things each day. This activity could take less than one minute before you go to bed, but it can help you feel calm, improve how you sleep, and change your overall outlook on life.
3. Explore natural solutions to support your mind and body!
When you’re feeling overwhelmed, natural, organic solutions are the most sustainable, effective options.
★ Try to add more wholesome, nutritious foods to your diet, especially vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables. Consuming processed foods, artificial sugars, and excessive alcohol can make you feel sluggish and can weaken your natural immunity.
★ Try incorporating an organic, high-quality CBD product into your daily routine. Even in a tumultuous economy, CBD is becoming more popular than ever because of the all-natural way it interacts with the body, encouraging peace of mind and emotional clarity. Because CBD is non-addictive and highly versatile, it has become a staple in the daily lives of many because it offers support when you need it most.
The Hemp Doctor: Peace of Mind Delivered to Your Door
Every intentional action you take to support your mental health now will reap immeasurable benefits later. At The Hemp Doctor, we know exactly what you’re going through, and we do everything we can to help support you during these uncertain times. We are America’s Premier Hemp & CBD Dispensary, and we take our commitment to your wellness very seriously. We continue to innovate, creating excellent CBD products to make a positive impact on your life.
We know first-hand what a high-quality CBD product is capable of doing. That’s why our organic, Premium Grade CBD is derived from only the very best hemp, processed to perfection, and manufactured using the most advanced technology to produce dozens of cutting edge products to meet your needs. If you’re curious about what CBD can do for you, contact us today for a recommendation! Our friendly professionals look forward to speaking with you, and we can’t wait for you to join The Hemp Doctor family.
We will all get through this together, and we will be stronger than ever. We can’t wait to hear from you!