3 Reasons Using CBD Should Be A New Year Resolution
For many, the new year is a time to set the intentions of making a fresh start and implementing positive change. New Year’s resolutions encourage us to go deep within and ask ourselves what changes we can make to truly live our best lives.
As we all know, however, change doesn’t come easily. According to research, 60% of people make New Year’s resolutions but only around 8% end up succeeding in what they set out to do.
At Joy Organics, we believe that using CBD could help you achieve some of the changes you wish to see. While CBD won’t magically make you lose ten pounds, eat healthier, exercise more or quit smoking, we’re truly confident that regularly using CBD can help change your life for the better.
Let’s take a look at why you should incorporate CBD into your New Year’s resolutions.
New Year, New You: Using CBD to Be the Change You Wish to See
As we move into 2020, what are some of the changes you’d like to implement into your own life? In 2019, some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions people made included the following:
- Eat healthier/diet (71%)
- Exercise more (65%)
- Lose weight (54%)
- Save more/spend less (32%)
- Learn a new skill or hobby (26%)
- Quit smoking (21%)
Maybe you want to implement more self-care so you can feel your best or create a mindful morning routine that helps the rest of your day run smoothly. Maybe you want to travel more or simply become a happier person. You may want to spend more time with friends and family or create new, more fulfilling relationships.
Whatever your resolutions for the New Year might be, we believe that making regular CBD use part of your routine could help improve other areas of your life. Here are a few reasons why CBD can help you stick to your wellness-based resolutions in 2020.
3 Reasons to Make Using CBD a New Year’s Resolution
1. CBD Could Help You Achieve Your Goals for the New Year
No matter what changes you wish to make in the New Year, CBD could help you achieve these goals. No, it’s not a magic potion, but it can play a significant role in your well-being.
This idea all has to do with the way CBD influences the endocannabinoid system (ECS). It’s been said that the ECS is the most important physiological system in the body. It’s key for maintaining homeostasis throughout the entire body and has an influence on sleep, appetite, mood, muscle function and more. CBD positively influences the ECS, supporting its normal functions.
By making a commitment to using CBD, we ultimately make a commitment to ourselves to better support our health. Using CBD can help support the systems within the body that give us the focus, energy and strength to stick to our New Year’s resolutions.
When we feel better, we do better. Making the resolution to use CBD as part of our regular wellness routine offers the opportunity to bring balance to our bodies and could bring exactly the support we need to inspire change in our lives.
2. CBD Can Be Used as Part of Your Workout Routine
We all know how beneficial regular exercise can be, but many of us fail to meet the fitness goals we set out for ourselves in the new year.
Professional and amateur athletes have been making CBD part of their fitness routines, from NFL players, PGA players and MMA fighters to fitness enthusiasts nationwide.
“I’ve been on CBD for well over a year now, and I can tell you my body feels great,” said former Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis earlier this year.
Setting new personal bests or starting a new exercise routine can wear your body out. You might consider supporting your post-workout recovery with CBD, something many athletes are finding beneficial after they push themselves at the gym.
3. CBD Could Help You Keep Calm All Year Long
If you’re one of the many people who experience stress on a regular basis, you know how much it can impact your life. Incorporating CBD into your routine might help.
One of the main reasons people take CBD is because they say it helps them feel calm and relaxed. Imagine how different your year might look if the stress you experience melted away and was replaced with feeling calm, cool and collected.
Approaching life with a calm mood, instead of feeling frazzled and frantic, allows you to better focus on what’s important to you. Think about better sleep at night, improved focus, better relationships, increased productivity and more. With regular use of CBD, this could be a reality in 2020.
Staying Motivated to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions a Reality
Despite having the best intentions to make positive changes starting on January 1, most people who make New Year’s resolutions won’t see them through. According to Business Insider, 80% of New Year’s resolutions will fail by February.
While most of us have heard that it only takes 21 days to create a new habit, research shows it actually takes 66 days to form one that really sticks. No wonder most people fail to meet their New Year’s resolutions before the first month of the year is over!
Want to boost your motivation to make your New Year’s resolutions carry you through 2020 and beyond? Dream big but set reasonable goals. Take small action steps to achieve these goals and ensure that you choose resolutions that will have the best impact on your happiness, health and fulfillment.
If your goal is to save money, be realistic about what you can save each month. Can you afford to put aside $100? Make it easier for yourself by breaking it down to $25 a week.
If you want to exercise more, do something that brings you joy. Not everyone enjoys CrossFit or spin class, while others love these activities. Some may prefer the mellow atmosphere of the yoga or pilates studio.
One Last Piece of Advice
According to a Harvard Health blog, there are some very specific questions to ask yourself when making a New Year’s resolution:
- Why do you want to make the change?
- Is your goal concrete and measurable?
- What is your plan?
- Who can support you as you work toward change?
- How will you celebrate your victories?
Keep these questions in mind as you think about your New Year’s resolutions for the coming year. Using CBD might seem small, but it could inspire some big changes. It’s also a very simple goal, but one that could impact your wellness for the better.
From our Joy Organics family to you and yours, we wish you all the best for an inspiring new year. May your days be filled with peace, joy, love and light.