Working from Home: Relax and Focus with CBD
Working from home has become the new normal for millions of Americans who are now practicing social distancing to decrease the spread of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. If you are new to working from home, here are some tips to staying focused, relaxed, and productive with the help of CBD.
Tips for Working from Home:
If you have other family members also at home with you, it can be hard not to be distracted. If you can, work in a separate room where you can close the door. However, it’s not recommended to work in your bedroom or on the bed so that your brain does not associate your bed with work, which could make it harder to sleep. According to Healthy Sleep Harvard, it is important to keep a healthy separation of sleep and work, working from bed or in your bedroom can blur those lines making it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep.
To be more productive, try to stick to a routine. Wake up at the same time every day, get dressed, eat a good breakfast, and start your day as if you were going to an office. As humans, we love routine and stability, even though things might feel chaotic right now try to bring as much stability into your life as possible by creating a new routine for yourself.
Move to different locations around your house or apartment. Try going from your couch to standing at the kitchen counter for a change of pace and stretching your legs. Standing rather than sitting has been shown to improve blood flow and reduce tiredness. If you get antsy sitting all day, try standing for a few hours!
Don’t forget to take breaks. Go for a little walk outside, get some sunlight, get your body moving. All the things you would normally do to get the creativity flowing at the office you can still do from home. Utilize platforms like Skype and Zoom to keep in touch with colleagues and don’t be afraid to close the laptop for half an hour for a screen-free lunch. All of these tips will help keep you sane during this time of social distancing and doing what we can to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
How Does CBD Help?
CBD is the non-psychoactive component of cannabis which lets users feel the therapeutic benefits of marijuana without feeling high. Users remain clear-headed, pain-free, anxiety-free, and focused.
CBD can help those with anxiety get through the day without taking other prescription medications. This might be useful to those who might be experiencing anxiety due to social distancing and the contagious nature of the Coronavirus. There is a lot to be anxious about right now.
CBD can also aid in focus. If you are easily distracted, you might find relief. According to Medical News Today, anecdotal evidence has shown that CBD can help children with ADHD but there is little scientific research to support the claim or how it affects adults. However, based on what users have reported, it might be worth a try to keep you focused and calm while you work from home and ride out the Coronavirus Pandemic.
We all need a little help to get through this pandemic. Stay sane while staying in the house with the help of a solid routine and CBD. Try adding a few drops of CBD oil to your morning coffee or some gummies right after breakfast to see how you feel throughout your workday. Remember to wash your hands to stay well and healthy!