Mindfulness: CBD and quietening the mind
On a daily basis, our minds are inundated with stressful and anxious thoughts: the never-ending to-do list at work and the constant worrying about the past, the present and the future - now more than ever before.
The problem with this way of being, of nonstop mental clutter, is that your mind never gets a chance to settle. This can also make getting good quality sleep really hard to come by. So, what can you do to quieten this mental chatter - and can CBD help us manage it?
Practicing mindfulness and meditation
Mindfulness is an essential, yet one of the hardest tools to master in today’s always-on way of life. When you’re busy racing from one thing to the next, switching off can feel like a luxury. But when you’re able to really tap into the benefits of mindfulness and meditation, you’ll be surprised how helpful it can be for your physical and mental wellbeing.
Whether it’s reading a book or practicing yoga or taking a few drops of the feel good oil, make sure you're making time to try to switch off your busy mind.
What does CBD do to your mind?
There is still so much we’re learning about CBD and while further studies are required to understand exactly what CBD does to the mind, preliminary research and anecdotal evidence suggests that the properties of CBD could be therapeutic for managing the impact that stressful and anxious thoughts can have on the body.
Essentially, when your mind is on overdrive – either overcompensating or undercompensating while under duress, CBD can be a useful way to bring it back into balance. Cannabis has been used for thousands of years to help the mind enter a trance-like state, but CBD without the psychoactive effects of THC found in marijuana can still help us to achieve a still mind.
So, does CBD calm and quieten the mind?
After taking CBD, many people have reported that they have noticed less random thoughts firing off and whizzing about in their heads and find it easier to concentrate and focus on what’s important.
But don't just take our word for it. Here’s what CBII customers have to say: