How to Incorporate CBD into Your Work-from-Home Routine
Whether you were working from home before the COVID-19 crisis struck or you’re new to the remote workforce, you’ve surely discovered that there are pros and cons to working where you live. On the plus side, you no longer have to hassle with a morning commute and you can work in your jammies all day, provided you don’t have any video conferences scheduled.
The flip side is that you are entirely responsible for managing your own time in a home environment filled with distractions, especially during coronavirus lockdowns, when you may be sharing the house with a spouse, kids, and pets that all want your attention. It’s easy to get waylaid by spending time with loved ones, helping kids with homework, playing with pets, and dealing with the demands of managing your household (chores, bills, etc.).
Even if you’re able to lock yourself in a room and avoid these distractions during the workday, you may still have to deal with kids and pets rampaging outside your door, gardeners mowing and blowing leaves in your neighborhood, and trash trucks beeping and trundling down the street while you’re trying to concentrate. In other words, it can be difficult to stick with a routine and actually get your work done.
Add to that the stresses splashed across the daily news and it’s no wonder so many people are having trouble settling into work-from-home routines.
The good news is, there are steps you can take to normalize, to an extent. Whether you’re creating a daily regimen, focusing on healthy habits, or supplementing your physical, mental, and emotional care efforts CBD, you’ll find that there are plenty of options to keep you on track. Here are just a few ways to incorporate CBD into your work-from-home routine to ensure the most effective outcomes.
Try CBD with your morning coffee
Many of us need coffee in the morning to function. On the flip side, it can sometimes leave us feeling jittery, or worse, interfering with nighttime sleep and causing anxiety. If you can't give up your daily caffeine fix, you might consider adding a dropper of CBD oil or taking a CBD gummy with your morning cup of joe. Many CBD users say it can help take the edge off and provide a sense of balance.*
CBD before a big meeting
Remote work removes many of the in-person interactions we might have in an office environment. This can make times when we are in person—or even live over Zoom—even more stressful. Social anxiety exists even over video conferencing, especially when the stakes are high! For this type of situation, most people want something that can have near immediate effects. That usually means sublingual application (CBD oil under the tongue) or inhalation of CBD.
CBD use in the evening
Toward the end of the day or right after work ends, tensions can be high, especially when the kids are buzzing around and everyone is hungry for dinner. A small dose of CBD may be helpful in this situation to take the edge off and ease into the post-work hours.
Take CBD before bed
If your stress level rises throughout the day and you have trouble sleeping at night, consider adding CBD gummies, tinctures or smokeable CBD flower to your routine later in the day. Keep in mind that gummies will take longer to take effect, but tend to last longer because they are processed through your digestive system and liver; taking CBD sub lingually or inhaling it will offer immediate effects, but won't have as sustained of an effect
Other tips for remote working
While there are certainly benefits to working from home, it can also be a difficult transition for those used to working in an office setting, socializing with coworkers, and relying on the presence of a supervisor for direction and motivation. Whether you choose to work remotely or you’re forced into it by circumstance, it’s normal to go through a period where you suffer from anxiety and depression.
One way to combat the feeling that you’re always at work when home becomes your office is to compartmentalize. Create a dedicated office space, ideally not your bedroom or other lounge areas, where you can close a door and focus on work. Then set work hours and stick to them as much as possible.
A flexible schedule is often a benefit for home-based professionals, but it can become a liability if you never unplug, so try to stick to the 9-to-5, or whatever works best for you. It’s important to separate your professional and personal time and space in order to feel like you have a private life away from your job when you work from home.
Even with boundaries in place, you may still feel stressed or suffer episodes of anxiety and depression when working from home, especially in the beginning.
If you're interested in trying CBD, gummies, oils and smokeable flower are a good place to start. Try them all and see which you prefer!
*Half Day CBD is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with a physician before use if you have a medical condition or use prescription medications. A doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.