Social norms tell us we’re supposed to love every minute of the holidays. But between elbowing through the crowds to spend too much on the perfect gift—or feeling the pressure to throw the perfect party, be the perfect guest, or bake picture-perfect cookies—you might have missed that memo. Maybe if you hear “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” one more time, you’re sure you’re going to scream.
We get it! Fact is, the holiday season is one of the most stressful times of the year. In a 2015 Healthline survey, 62 percent of respondents described the holidays as “very or somewhat stressful.” The biggest stressors were financial worries, staying on track with healthy eating and exercise goals, and picking the right gift.
You can’t make all that pressure go away, but a little proactive self-care, and having Caliper CBD on hand, can help make the holiday season a little sweeter. Here are a few stress-busting habits to help you stay on track.
1. Take Time for Yourself.
Try to carve out some time each day, even if it’s only 10 minutes, to practice some self-care and change the scenery. Listen to your favorite music, do some gentle stretches, practice a restorative deep breathing exercise. For a soothing morning ritual and an instant wellness boost, stir some Caliper CBD in your morning coffee or tea.
2. Set Realistic Exercise Goals.
Try to get your body moving everyday, to boost your brain’s levels of “feel-good” endorphins, shed tensions, and help you relax and sleep better. Don’t worry about what type of exercise or how long; just do the best you can to squeeze in something—a brisk walk on your lunch break, or walking on the escalators at the mall instead of standing. Don’t forget to add some Caliper CBD to your water bottle for easy, on-the-go relief.
3. Listen to Your Hunger and Fullness Cues.
During the holidays there are lots of temptations to eat when you’re not hungry, whether it’s that slice of pumpkin pie after the Thanksgiving feast to the heavy at the cocktail party. With all these distractions, it’s more important than ever to listen to your body.
Ask yourself, “am I truly hungry?” before you dig in, give the food your full attention so you’re aware of how much you’re eating, and stop before you’re completely full. This intuitive way of eating can help you stay grounded as you give your body what it truly needs, and no more. (And p.s., it’s good to know that Caliper CBD is calorie-free, so you can enjoy it with confidence.)
4. Ease Shopping Stress by Gifting CBD.
CBD is the perfect gift for just about any adult in your life. Who doesn’t deserve to feel good? With so many CBD products to choose from, you can feel confident with Caliper: You’re gifting the highest-quality CBD that’s rigorously tested, with no THC and no ingredients they can’t pronounce.