How to Increase Productivity While Practicing Self-Care

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Ever find yourself wondering how and why you're not as productive as you used to be, despite pulling those regular 8-hour shifts at the office? Have you taken any time for yourself recently to recharge?

Let’s take a look at the importance of self-care, how taking your time may just increase your productivity, as well as ways the popular food supplement CBD may be able to assist you in your quest to be the best you.

THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-CARE

Have you ever found yourself at your desk and realised that you might not have taken a breath for some time? It can sometimes seem that what we fill our daily lives with, can seem more important than life itself. Realty check. Not true. Without taking care of one's self, there would be no self.

A marathon runner is probably not going to win the race with a sore ankle, but that may not deter them from running anyway. And the same can be said for our bodies and minds as they navigate through life. Overtired and distracted by our thoughts; just because you put in the hours doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll be more productive. Like anything in life, maintaining the mechanics of your body and mind will increase your ability for both to work at their optimum level.

Wellness and self-care have become a prevalent fixture in lifestyle agendas of late - and rightly so should be seen as a necessity, and even a priority.

WHAT IS SELF-CARE?

Defined as any action you take to support your physical, emotional or mental wellbeing, self-care is all about taking the necessary steps in order to function at your optimum. Whether it’s promoting positive mental health, or eating the right foodstuffs that’ll provide you with the nutrition you need, it’s safe to say that self-care is essential to our self-preservation.

Boiled down, it can even result in you taking the day off from your usual activities and just relaxing in the solace of comfort. What makes you feel good? Embrace it.

USING CBD AS PART OF YOUR WELLBEING ROUTINE

CBD, the popular industrial hemp extract, has been making waves in the wellness industry for some time now and will make a great addition to your self-care and wellbeing regime. But with constant discussion of its supposed benefits, should it be used as part of your routine?

Used to support a healthy lifestyle, CBD is most commonly consumed by using CBD oil placed under the tongue, in food or drink, or by vaping CBD e-liquid with a vape pen or e-cigarette. Simply put, there is a reason it was introduced to the marketplace and why there is such a big buzz.

CBD & SELF-CARE IDEAS

Check out some of these savvy ways to incorporate CBD into your self-care routine:

CBD Massage: Who doesn’t love a massage? If you have a loving friend or significant other, then you can safely assume that it’s in their interests to show you some tender loving care once in a while. For a CBD massage, apply a few drops of CBD oil to the skin, and gently work into your skin and deeper tissues. Depending on your designated masseuse, you'll end your massage feeling like an altogether happier, calmer and more relaxed individual. Not only will your massage feel great, but it is also one of the best ways to rejuvenate your muscles. If your muscles feel good, you'll feel good. Simple.

Add CBD to Your Daily Supplements: If you take supplements daily, be it vitamin C, zinc, iron or cod liver oil; why not try adding CBD to your supplement routine? For a particularly diverse range of nutrients, try using VSAVI's Full Spectrum CBD Oil. Including additional cannabinoids as well as an abundance of vitamins and minerals naturally found in hemp such as essential fatty acids, protein, potassium and iron.

Mix CBD with Food and Drink: The natural taste of CBD can be an acquired taste that you may not be ready for just yet. Earthy, nutty and a little bitter, why not add CBD oil to your food and drink? From using it as part of a cold salad dressing or adding two or three drops to your morning coffee, using CBD daily is a great way to support a healthy lifestyle, promote self-care and ultimately be more productive.

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WAYS TO PRACTICE SELF-CARE AND BE PRODUCTIVE

In addition to incorporating CBD into your wellness regime, why not try one of our top tips to practice self-care and increase your productivity at the same time:

Eating Well: This might sound like an obvious one, but eating a healthy and balanced diet can work wonders for your energy levels and productivity. While we may have individual needs that differ to others, eating your quota of colourful fruits and vegetables, will provide you with an abundance of nutrients, vitamins and minerals that’ll make you feel fighting fit and ready to take on the world.

Regular Exercise: Similarly to food, when it comes to working your body and getting regular exercise, it can be so easy to fall into the wrong routine and not get what your body needs. Whether it’s taking the stairs instead of the lift, or signing up to a swing dancing class on a Sunday afternoon, raising your heart rate and getting aerobic exercise, will automatically provide you with a zest for life and improve both your physical and mental strength.

Social Media Holiday: Being bombarded with information on social media and staying glued to your screen can have severe consequences for your mental health. From inducing anxiety to magnifying social isolation, social media can become an addictive habit that in the long run, may not be benefiting you and your wellbeing. Try taking a social media holiday for a week and see how you feel at the end of the week. Free from the constant scrolling, clicking, and continued distractions of online social interaction, you may just find that you have time for your mind to become clear and calm, creating space for you to be that bit more productive.

Yoga: While yoga can, of course, be considered as an activity that you could include as part of a newfound exercise routine, practising this ancient technique and the mindfulness that it promotes can have multiple benefits on your wellbeing. Taking the time to breathe correctly and functionally will work wonders for the rest of your body, and in turn, increase your productivity.

Something different for the adventurous?

Forest Bathing: In the age of technology, it can sometimes be easy to forget that, alas, we are but natural organisms. Get back to nature and let your body re-connect by trying some forest bathing. By either taking a walk in your local wood or practising yoga or mindfulness under a canopy of green leaves, absorbing your surroundings and nature itself, has will positively impact your mental health and well being, by reducing stress, anxiety and depression.

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