Here we are, at the end of another long year, thinking about all the things we did — or didn’t do. Still, you have to give yourself some credit for the progress you made, no matter how you believe the year went. It was challenging for many people to get back in the swing of things, given quarantine and so forth. Nonetheless, if the ups and downs of the last couple of years have taught us anything, they’ve shown us all the need to start (and keep!) healthy habits. Coincidentally, these are the exact kinds of changes most people try to commit to at the beginning of the new year.
But, this begs the question, how can you start and maintain the new healthy habits you set out to accomplish? If you occasionally read our blogs, you already know that adding CBD to your wellness routine is a great way to create new healthy habits!
It’s no secret that only a tiny fraction of people end up sticking to their resolutions, but we’re going to set you on the right path so you can maintain your healthy habits! First, you want to start by getting clear on what you want.
Get Clear on Your Health Goals
Sure, it’s easy to say, “I want to be healthier,” but you have to be more specific, so you can better plan, manage, and track your success along the way. For example, do you want to lose 15 pounds? Or perhaps you want to embrace “Meatless Mondays”? Whatever it is, get clear on your goals.
When you sit down to do your planning, do it with our CBD + CBG Wellness Tincture! This innovative blend gives you a mental boost so you can create a game plan that works for you. CBD is known for its soothing properties, and CBG adds an additional energising boost. This can prove helpful, because planning can be stressful!
After you get clear on your goals, determine which products, activities, or general practices can help you streamline a path to success.
If you struggle to get to sleep at night, consider adding our CBD Gummies with Chamomile and Passion Flower to your bedtime routine. They’re packed with chill-enhancing cannabinoids and a pleasant blend of restful botanicals and tranquil terpenes.
You can’t go wrong when you have a plan that includes all the right products and practices, especially if you identify and prepare for any issues that may arise. This brings us to our next point …
Identify Wellness Roadblocks
Here’s the main question you want to identify and answer: what are the unhealthy patterns you fall back into? This looks different for everyone. For example, some people aim to be more active for the new year. They start strong, but soon after, their activity level dwindles. If this is the case for you, it helps to plan ahead.
Often, many people don’t keep up with workout goals because they’re too tired in the morning or exhausted after working and running around all day. If you have issues maintaining good vibes and the right amount of motivation, then you should try starting your day with our CBD + CBG Morning Capsules.
Each serving contains 30mg of broad spectrum CBD, 5mg of CBG (the “mother of all cannabinoids”), 500mg of L-tyrosine, and time-released caffeine to give you a steady stream of motivation throughout the day without crashing or jitters. In addition, L-tyrosine is a beneficial ingredient, enhancing concentration and focus, so you can power through any assignment or project without stress, worry, or brain fog!
Oh, and if you know that a specific area of your body tends to bother you mid-workout, make sure you have a CBD Balm Stick for muscles and joints close so you can take advantage of soothing cannabinoids pre- or post-workout.
Have a Good Support System
When trying to maintain healthy habits, especially new ones, you have to keep positive, supportive influences around. How do you find and implement a beneficial support system? Talk to some of your friends and family and see who has wellness goals aligned with your own.
If you want to live a more active lifestyle, reach out to your friends who already have a good routine going and see if you can get in on the action. On the other hand, if you’re looking to eat healthier, reach out to someone who can help you along the way — so on and so forth.
Sometimes you might not be able to find people with the same goals, and that’s okay. However, this means you have to be your own support system and hold yourself accountable.
Sounds good, but how can you be sure to keep on track? Here are a couple of tricks we like to use to stay consistent.
You have to know what the end results will look like. Visualise how your wellness goal will positively affect your life.
Will you be slimmer?
Are you going to feel healthier?
Will your changes activate a domino effect of success?
Meditation is one of the best ways to integrate this practice into your life. The idea of meditation seems a little intimidating at first, but remember, there’s no right or wrong way to meditate. There are different types of mediation, but the end goal is always the same — quiet your mind and focus your thoughts and intentions.
This can prove more challenging for some people, but don’t worry, we’ve got just the thing to help you streamline your meditation process. Our CBD Vape Pens help you find your zen any time of the day.
Many people love vape pens because they go to work extremely fast (and they’re very discreet) compared to other CBD products, because they have the highest bioavailability rate (that means, you feel the effects of the CBD quicker than you can by other methods of consumption). Our vape pens got a makeover recently. Now, each pen contains 250mg of broad spectrum CBD and gives you roughly 400 puffs! They’re the perfect way to release doubtful thoughts and replace them with positive future intentions — healthy success you envision for yourself in 2022!
After you take a couple of pulls, find a comfortable spot, close your eyes, and focus on your breathing technique. Meditation is a great way to visualise any success for yourself, but it also helps you manage stress and anxiety, increases self-awareness, and improves memory, among other things.
Pace Yourself, and Don’t Forget to Treat Yourself
You have to reward yourself with anything you do. Well, you don’t have to, but what fun is all your dedication and hard work if you don’t get a little break from all the serious stuff? So many people start strong and fizzle out because they don’t pace themselves or reward themselves for their efforts and achievements.
Here at CBDfx, we’ve grown quite fond of having a couple of CBD Gummies as a reward after any intense task — as a way to unwind the mind afterward. Our CBD Gummies come in six different formulations, but the CBD Gummies with Turmeric and Spirulina are a crowd-favourite when it comes to feeling your best every day.
On the other hand, if CBD Gummies don’t scream “reward” in your mind, you could always indulge in one of our tasty CBD Protein Cookies. Whether you choose soft, chewy chocolate chip, creamy peanut butter, or the classic flavour notes of oatmeal raisin, each cookie contains 20mg of broad spectrum CBD and 13mg of muscle-boosting protein.
Oh, and did we mention these cookies are all-natural and vegan with a low carb count?
Final Thoughts on Starting and Keeping Healthy Habits in 2022
Don’t get discouraged on your quest to start and maintain your healthy habits in 2022. Some people can create something new and make it an automatic habit within a few months, whereas it might take double the time for the next person.
Stay consistent, keep your end goal in mind, and find products that can help you reach it!
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