The new year is a great time to set intentions and start implementing positive change in your life as well as those around you. These New Year resolutions, even if they don’t last long, encourage us to go deep within and asks ourselves how we can really change for the better.
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.
Here at The Hemp Trust, 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
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.
CBD Can Help You Achieve More
CBD starts from within. It helps regulate your body from within so you can start feeling better and ultimately, these feel good emotions and actions will start flowing outward.
This idea all has to do with the way CBD influences your 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 such as sleep, mood, hormones, etc.
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.
Use CBD to Hack Recovery and Training
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.
Players such as Rob Gronkowski (NFL Champion), Bubba Watson (Professional Golf), and Nate Diaz (MMA) all use CBD to strengthen their immune system, hack their recovery, and get back to training faster.
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.
CBD Can Help You Feel At Ease
If you’re one of the many people who experience stress and anxiety 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!
A key way to achieve your goals is to build better habits. If you haven’t read James Clear’s book, Atomic Habits, we highly recommend it.
You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.
Your goal is your desired outcome. Your system is the collection of daily habits that will get your there.
This year, spend less time focusing on outcomes and more time focusing on the habits that precede the results.
Happy New Year!