How CBD Can Help You Reach Your Goals This Year

Laurie Larson is a freelance writer who writes on home, health, and lifestyle topics. Find Laurie on Instagram here.

Even if you aren’t setting concrete resolutions, you probably have a few goals in mind for what you want to accomplish this year. You may want to improve your performance at work in efforts for a raise, or maybe you’re looking to be a better partner this year. Did you know that CBD can help? Check out the ways CBD can help you accomplish all the goals you set this year.

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Reduce your stress

Do you find yourself stressed often? Have you tried what all the yogis recommend -- stretching, deep breathing, meditating -- without making any progress to reduce your stress? CBD could be the key to helping you finally defeat your stress. The calming properties of CBD can help soothe your anxieties and calm your stress. Adding CBD to your wind down routine in the evenings can help you live a more stress-free life.

Lose weight

When you hear cannabis, you may automatically think of the munchies, but CBD doesn’t necessarily have that effect. Instead, CBD can actually be used to help you lose weight if you use it as an aid to your workouts. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that help aid in the rest and recovery process after your workout. In fact, CBD has even been known to lower the risk of obesity and diabetes. Our only piece of advice would be to steer away from the edibles when you’re trying to use CBD in conjunction with your workouts. Topicals or oils may be more beneficial than a sugary snack.  

Have more energy

If you have trouble sleeping, especially if it’s due to pain or discomfort, CBD could be the help you need. Your sleep is a serious matter, and if you aren’t getting at least seven to nine hours of quality rest each night, it’s time for an intervention. CBD can help improve your sleep by reducing pain and helping your muscles relax. You’ll feel more calm, comfortable, and soothed to sleep. If your pain is really keeping you up at night, it may be time to consider more serious measures, but trying out CBD is a great starting place.

Improve productivity

Need some help when it comes to enhancing your focus? CBD can make that happen. When you use CBD, it allows more serotonin to flow to your brain in a similar way to a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). More serotonin can help reduce your anxiety and allow you to have better focus. If you’re planning on CBD usage for better focus at work, you may want to check with your boss first. Or don’t. That’s not our business.