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I didn’t get CBD initially, but now CBD gummies are an indispensable tool for my anxiety. I didn’t immediately enter a Zen-like state upon ingesting my first one, but over time and a lot of trial and error I have a regimen that’s working for me. While this one’s a slow burn, when I stray from my regimen it shows. Of course, your mileage may vary and it’ll take some trial and error to find your sweet spot. Here’s a THC-free CBD gummy I recommend if you’re just getting started that won’t get you high, but may take the edge off.
While morning nature walks are my favorite, there are very few days where the stars are aligned enough for me to easily take them. Enter my Walking Pad. Not only is it a very low-EF (executive function) activity, it completely removes weather and outdoor irritants from the list of things that can derail my walks. On a moment’s notice, I can slip on my Allbirds in the middle of a busy shift and crank out 15 minutes. It’s lightweight, portable and a breeze to set up. Here’s the specific model I went with. On days where I need to stay inside, I also try to get in 30 minutes of time using a sun lamp like this.
Mosaic Weighted Blankets
Weighted blankets like Mosaic use deep touch pressure to help you relax and sleep better. Weighted blankets are sold for a variety of conditions, including insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, restless leg syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder. My favorite one is this Lavender Minky Weighted Blanket, which I became very familiar with during the initial onset of the pandemic. I like to pair this with a pillow spray like this.
I am a massively huge fan of Brain.fm. One of my closest friends (who NEVER buys subscriptions) recommended it to me and I’ve been a heavy user ever since. Originally, I was only using the Focus channel (beach sounds) while I worked, but now I pretty much frequent all of their channels, which also include Relax, Sleep, Recharge, and Meditate.
One of the things I like best about Brain.fm is that it’s backed by science. Through a patented process they have coined “phase locking,” Brain.fm’s music and sounds are optimized for “allowing populations of neurons to engage in various kinds of coordinated activity.” I’ve been using this link for years for focus and it starts working in 15 minutes – use this link for a free 3-day trial. (aff)