It’s safe to say I have a lot on my plate right now between the busiest time of the year in my business and our wedding just a few days away. Although exciting and happy in so many ways, it also has constantly felt like there are not enough hours in the day to get it all done. I’m sure many former brides and current brides-to-be can relate!
It’s somewhat ironic how even super happy times in your life can come with a lot of stress and anxiety. As someone who is pretty sensitive to any type of stress, I gotta be honest and sayI have felt it more than ever these past couple of weeks.
Juggling it all has had me feeling like a wave of anxiety just knocked me over and I’m paralyzed underneath it many times. This paralyzing stress is a hard feeling to shake. The anxiety of having so much to do so you’re not even sure where to start can be debilitating in so many ways. It throws off my day, messes with sleep and my overall self-confidence and decision making ability. Not to mention leaves me in a bad mood overall. Not great when you’re trying to be happy about joyous times ahead!
Sometimes these waves happen when I lay down for bed, other times it hits me in the morning as my day gets going, and sometimes it just totally comes out of the blue when I’m least expecting it.
During times of high stress for me in the past I’ve experienced hair loss, weight loss, digestive upset, skin rashes, eye twitches and more so I know firsthand that keeping my stress level in check is one of the most important things I can do for my health. I want to look and feel my best for the big day and in the days leading up to it which means prioritizing my de-stress routine is more important than ever!
CBD has played a huge part in my stress management for the past couple of years and even more so these past couple of months leading up to the wedding. Equilibria is my go-to when it comes to premium organic CBD. I’ve been using it for about 3 years now and love how they are formulated for women, by women with products that fit a wide variety of needs and lifestyles.
Consistent use is best for your body to adapt to and reap the most benefit from CBD, which is definitely something I’ve noticed the longer I’ve stayed consistent with my daily CBD routine.
Equilibria’s full-spectrum CBD products are GMO, solvent, heavy-metals, pesticide and herbicide-free. Quality is at the forefront of all of their products and as someone who cares a lot about the products I use on my skin, in my kitchen and eat of course, I like knowing I’m consuming and applying the highest quality products to support my body.
What’s also unique about their mission and dedication to consumer satisfaction is the customized experience with their dosage specialists. Upon ordering any of their products you’ll be connected to a dosage specialist who can help educate you on what type, timing and how much CBD is best for you. They’re always available to answer any questions that may arise on your CBD journey.
How does CBD interact with our body?
The true benefit of CBD comes from its interaction with the endocannabinoid system. Our bodies naturally produce cannabinoids in the form of endocannabinoids which function as neurotransmitters binding to receptors throughout the body. For example, in the central nervous system receptors help regulate appetite, memory, and pain, while other receptors in our immune system help reduce inflammation throughout the body.
Stress can have a major negative effect on these endocannabinoids, breaking them down and even potentially leading to a deficiency over time. That’s where CBD comes in. The plant compounds in CBD are very similar to the structure of endocannabinoids, which can bind to receptors, ultimately slowing the breakdown of endocannabinoids and nudging your ECS and your body back toward balance!
The endocannabinoid system works to maintain balance throughout your body and the beauty of CBD helps to amplify your body’s natural balancing and healing properties.
My CBD Routine
To keep my stress in check all day long I take one softgel in the morning with my probiotic and other supplements, and use the daily drops at night to help me wind down. When I feel like I need it, I’ll take a calming melt to help with any stressors that come about throughout the day.
My neck and shoulders are where I carry all of my stress and tension. Needless to say they’ve been tight and tense! I love using Equilibria’s relief balm to give myself a mini neck massage before bed. Their energizing and calming rollers are also great to stash in your bag for on-the-go use, especially when traveling.
Incorporating these products into my daily routine promotes an overall calmness for me and a relaxed feeling, especially in times of stress.
If I can offer any advice to fellow brides-to-be or anyone experiencing a stressful season of life is to not wait to take care of yourself. Often our self-care routine is the first thing out the window when we’re busy, but truly that is the time we need it most.
Creating a calming routine can be a constant in your day that helps manage stress and balance you in order to show up as your best self, especially when life is stressful. I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t let stress rule my days leading up to the wedding and with help from Equilibria, I truly feel like I am able to keep that promise and feel and show up as my best self.
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This post was written in partnership with Equilibria — as always all opinions are my own. Thanks for reading!