Or, perhaps more accurately: wondering how to better stick to some of the health and wellness goals you’ve set for the year?
Keeping a healthy daily routine is difficult. You probably already know what makes you feel good, from the inside out: drinking plenty of water, getting your blood flowing with exercise, getting the nutrients you need, sleeping well at night.
But day-to-day, life is hectic. Plans change suddenly. Maybe your boss is especially demanding this week. And let’s not even get started on the number of breaking news alerts pinging on your phone.
Suddenly, even though you set a goal to drink at least two liters of water every day, it’s 5pm and you realize you’ve only been chugging coffee.
It’s easy to set ambitious health and wellness goals. As we all know, it’s much more difficult to keep them.
If you’ve heard about the benefits of CBD, you may be interested in working it into your daily routine. But even if you know you want to do it, how do you add one more thing to your long list of goals?
Well, we’ve got an idea for you about how to easily add a new healthy habit, like regularly taking your CBD serving, into your routine. Check it out below.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound that is derived from hemp. Because it interacts with your endocannabinoid system (more on that below), many turn to CBD for relief with different issues. While there are many ways to ingest CBD, one of the most popular products is CBD gummies.
Especially if you’re a beginner, gummies allow you to start with a lower concentration and increase your dosage as needed. Many gummies start as low as 5mg of CBD per serving. As you become more accustomed to CBD or your tolerance levels rise, you can always adjust your dosage to match your needs.
Why Add Gummies Into Your Daily Routine?
Before we get into how to add gummies into your daily routine, let’s slow down and make sure we’re on the same page about why you may be considering it.
You are most likely taking CBD for a specific health and wellness goal. Whatever that is, you want your CBD to be as effective as possible in helping you reach that goal. If you want to take CBD daily, you are also probably looking for consistency in the effects of CBD.
To gain that consistency, it’s important to remember how CBD interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system helps control many of your body’s most critical functions, like sleep, pain, stress, and mood.
The system regulates different receptors in your body, using a cell-signaling network to help maintain homeostasis or balance. Cannabinoid compounds interact with the receptors that influence your central nervous system and peripheral nervous system.
Your body naturally produces its own cannabinoids as part of this system. However, for varying reasons, some people may experience lower levels of these naturally-occurring cannabinoids.
Especially for those folks, taking CBD products regularly can help the cannabinoid compounds build up in your endocannabinoid system. With consistency, taking CBD as a habit can help maintain your natural balance and increase the effectiveness of the therapeutic benefits.
With this in mind, you can better understand why regularly taking your serving of CBD can help you see more consistency in its benefits.
How to Add Gummies to Your Daily Routine
The secret: the easiest way is to pair it with a habit you are keeping already.
Alright, that may have sounded… too simple to be true. But trust us, sometimes the simplest solutions are the easiest.
If you want to keep a habit, make it as easy as possible to do. So think of this method as a type of “two-for-one” healthy habit. You only need to remember (and make time for) one habit, but you’re able to squeeze in another as well.
First, think about your existing daily routine. You’re probably already doing at least a few things to take care of your health. Whatever activities you already do in your day-to-day routine, try to think if you can pair taking a CBD gummy at the same time.
Say you drink a full glass of water with your breakfast, as a way to hydrate for the morning. Since this is already part of your routine, it will be easier to add another habit at the same time.
So, your new routine can be to drink a full glass of water, and then take something like CBD gummies with apple cider vinegar. These gummies, known for the detox benefits of apple cider vinegar, also contain B12 for supporting energy and immune function and organic pomegranate as a popular antioxidant.
That’s it: that’s the habit. Pair your gummy with your glass of water, and it’s difficult to forget. You can even consider storing your CBD gummies next to your water glasses, so its even easier to remember.
Another example: after lunch, you tend to feel a bit fatigued as your energy dips. So, you have already decided to squeeze in a 15-minute walk after lunch. To make things easier on yourself, you can also take a CBD gummy with turmeric and spirulina at the same time.
This gummy has your serving of CBD, plus the superfoods turmeric and spirulina. You’re now getting your afternoon walk, a serving of CBD, and the beneficial antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric and spirulina.
Finally, maybe you’re looking to use CBD to help encourage a sense of calm at the end of the evening for getting deeper sleep. What else do you do to wind down? Whether its some gentle yoga, reading a book, or some self-care skincare, it’s an opportunity to add in your CBD serving.
Try taking CBD gummies for sleep with melatonin at the same time as a consistent part of your nightly routine. Again, you may want to consider putting your gummies right next to your yoga mat, or bedside table, so you can’t miss them.
There are so many different things you can do to boost your health and wellness. Finding the path of least resistance to add these habits into your daily routine is essential. Luckily, it can be as simple as leveraging a habit you already do.
We know, this is a deceptively simple approach. But you’ve got enough on your plate, and making sure you get your serving of CBD shouldn’t be yet another thing to worry about.