New Year, New You: Making Time for Self-Care

This time of the year, we’re always thinking about our New Year’s resolution. It comes as no surprise that self-care resolutions always rank the highest. Naturally, we all want to grow into better versions of ourselves, but it takes discipline and motivation to make it happen.

The most beneficial thing you can do is understand what it takes to set aside time for yourself. Besides, how often do you think about doing yoga, stretching, or eating better, but time always reroutes your plans? If this sounds familiar, keep reading, because we’re going to give you some insight so you can make time for self-care in 2022. 

Let’s start with self-care benefits, so you have a better understanding of the good that self-care is capable of bringing into your life. 

Self-Care Benefits 

Self-care has become quite the trending topic, especially since the pandemic. During this time, people began to see and feel the effects of self-care, even if it was something as simple as stretching before bed or starting the day with positive affirmations. 

Adding self-care into your daily routine — especially when combined with the wellness-boosting effects of CBD — invites a wealth of benefits, like decreased stress and anxiety, improved self-esteem, the ability to better cope with challenging situations, better physical health, more energy, and a positive outlook on life in general. 

But chances are, you already know all about the positive changes self-care can bring into your life. So, that's not the issue. The problem is figuring out how to make time for self-care, so let’s get to it. 

How to Make Time for Self-Care

When you’re trying to figure out how to make time for self-care, it helps to understand existing barriers that stand in your way. Then, once you take a moment to think about this, you can implement one of these practices into your daily routine to make time for self-care. 

Wake Up Earlier

We get it. Waking up before the crack of dawn isn’t for everyone — but hear us out. There’s a reason some of the most successful people in the world get up before 6 a.m. No matter your plans for self-improvement, waking up a little earlier gives you a fresh slate to get things done. 

If you struggle with energy this time of day, try waking up with our CBD + CBG Morning Capsules! They provide an uplifting boost so you can get your morning motor running without the extra cup of coffee, with 30mg of CBD, 5mg of CBG, and 75mg of time-released caffeine! Our Morning Capsules are your secret weapon to becoming a “morning person” and ticking all the boxes before the clock strikes noon.

Lunch Break Walks

If you’re trying to increase your activity level, but you’re limited on time, try taking lunch break walks. This is a great way to get some exercise, enhance health and wellness, and get some sunshine for a midday mental boost! 

Make sure you take a CBD Balm Stick on your walk — just in case your legs get tight during or after your walk! The Muscle & Joint CBD Balm Stick contains a restorative blend of natural butters and essential oils that loosen overworked muscles in no time, with 750mg of broad spectrum CBD.

Break It Up

Although “Self-Care Sunday” sounds amazing, most of us don’t have a whole day to dedicate to self-care. So, when your situation falls in this category, you have to break it up. Try doing smaller sets of self-care, like five minutes of deep breathing in the mornings, a quick burst of positive affirmations in the morning, or a 10-minute YouTube yoga session. These are just a few quick and easy self-care ideas, but the list is endless. 

CBD Vape Pens are one of our favourite ways to indulge in a quick moment of self-care, especially when you have one of our Pineapple Express CBD Vape Pens! This pen is a crowd-favourite because it provides all the feels of a classic strain with the soothing qualities of lab-tested cannabinoids. In addition, CBD vape pens are a top pick for many because they go to work faster than other CBD products, since the cannabinoids are absorbed instantly via the lungs. 

You can use your vape pen when you get organised in the mornings, when you need a little bit of relief during a hectic day, or when you want to exhale at the end of a long day — it’s versatile, which is one of the things people love most about vape pens!

Bring in Some Help 

Okay, this one’s for all the mums and dads out there. We know how hard it is to carve out “me time” when you’ve got a mini that requires all of your attention. Well, friends, this is when you call in the reinforcements — family, friends, or even a sitter. 

Parenting is a full-time job, and it’s easy to feel exhausted or burnt out. You can create a spa bathroom experience right in the comfort of your own home with our CBD Bath Bombs or CBD Face Masks. Or, you can book a spa day and get away without seeing those tiny fingers under the door, followed by, “What are you doing in there?” 

We don’t know about you, but any kind of spa day sounds good right about now!

Set Goals and Reminders 

Never underestimate the power of creating goals for yourself, even if they are self-care goals you’d like to achieve. Whatever your goals look like, you’ll find it extremely helpful to set reminders to keep yourself on track. 

This is where those foot masks come back into the picture. We like to kick up our feet with a CBD Foot Mask as the comforting properties of natural lavender and CBD work through all of the tight, tender areas of your feet while you take a moment to write out goals and aspirations. 

Besides, who says you can’t mix a little business and pleasure?

Digital Detox 

Okay, does this happen to you? First, you get a notification on your phone, but then you see another one, and another, and before you know it, you’re two hours into funny cat videos on TikTok. 

If you’re easily distracted, a digital detox helps improve focus and concentration. Detoxing from TV, computers, and social media helps reduce stress and anxiety, promotes better time management, and better self-esteem and self-image. Of course, if you’ve tried this before, you already know it’s easier said than done. Also, if you have kids or a good deal of responsibility, you can’t just power down your phone. 

On the other hand, you can try this. 

Set your phone on silent mode during the day when you need to hone in and focus. You’ll still have access to missed calls and messages, but you won’t get those interruptions. If social media always leads you astray, try deleting the app from your phone for a while, so you’re not tempted. If you’re left feeling a little antsy during or after your digital detox, throw back a couple of our CBD Gummies and indulge in a bit of self-care. 

We have a wide range of formulations to choose from, so it’s all about choosing products that speak to your concerns. For example, if you typically scroll late at night when you can’t sleep, try adding our CBD Gummies for Sleep with Chamomile and Passion Flower to your bedtime routine — nothing but ZZZs coming your way!

Main Takeaway: Making Time for Self-Care

You may think you don’t have time for self-care, but you’d be surprised how much a difference five minutes of stretching and/or deep breathing can be before bed. Or how different your day plays out when you start the day with positive affirmations. 

Self-care is how to restore your energy and refresh your mind when things get a little too hectic, and the tension starts to build. 

So, what’s the main takeaway? Don’t skimp on self-care this year — you’ll feel a tremendous difference!

Still thinking about an at-home spa day? Complete the vibe with one of our CBD Bath Bombs!