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Self care is defined as what we deliberately do to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health so that we can be our best selves and show up for others in our lives. If you’ve heard the phrase “don’t pour from an empty cup”, self care is usually what needs to be done to ensure your cup isn’t empty. The activities you do during this time truly look different for each person, but to count as self-care, the behaviour should promote health and happiness for you. If you have trouble relaxing enough to take a moment for yourself or to do self care, that’s where cannabis can come in. This plant isn’t a part of everyone’s self care routine but if it’s integrated in a healthy way, it may help you feel more balanced, calm and ready to take on self care. In this article we will discuss a few of our favourite self care activities, as well as ways to incorporate cannabis into them.

 

Nature Is Free Therapy

Perhaps the most important tip for self care and increased long lasting happiness, is to spend more time in nature. This suggestion may sound cheesy based on how often it’s mentioned in relation to making you feel better, but there’s a reason for this. As humans, we weren’t born to be sitting at a desk all day, nor a couch all weekend. Nature has a way of revitalizing us when we need it most and even if you only spend 10 minutes outside, it will set your brain and body up for success better than no time at all. Exposing yourself to fresh air for at least 10 minutes a day can reduce blood pressure, production of stress hormones and muscle tension. Mentally, it can do wonders in reducing anger, fear and depression. 

Cannabis makes a wonderful partner for being outdoors because it can open your mind and intensify your senses. Choosing a strain that has a woody, pine-like flavor profile may even intensify the fresh smells of nature on your walk. Below we’ve listed 3 of our recommendations for strains that may pair nicely with a self care nature excursion.

 

Turn Off Your Brain

The benefits of meditation have been widely researched and credited. It’s a technique that’s been used for thousands of years to deepen our understanding of life – although these days it’s commonly used for relaxation, staying in the moment and lowering stress levels. Meditation can produce a deep state of relaxation that may help to clear your mind from the information overload that can build up throughout the day and possibly contribute to any stress. It’s considered one of the most practiced types of mind-body complementary medicine

The tough thing about meditation that you hear repeatedly, is it can be very hard for people to turn their brains off, even just for a minute. If you’re someone who struggles with this, cannabis may be the perfect helper for you – it can help your brain relax and loosen up in preparation for your meditation practice. Turn your phone to “do not disturb” for at least 15 minutes, find a quiet space where you can relax, and open your mind to the magic of meditation. We suggest implementing a daily 10 minute practice of listening to a guided meditation – this is one of best ways to see results. For the cannabis portion of this activity, we recommend choosing a low hassle consumption method such as a THC vape pen, infused beverage or edible of your liking.

 

At Home Spa Night

Romanticizing your life is important, so what better of an activity to do that with than an at home spa night? Getting a professional service done can be a huge budget breaker, but that doesn’t mean you should sacrifice your right to self care or being pampered. A homemade spa night is fairly easy to execute and 100% worth the work – you’ll thank us later. The first step of creating this spa oasis for yourself is to set the scene for yourself. Bring out all the candles you own, your softest bath towels and your favourite skincare products. Running a hot bath or shower is the perfect thing to start with as the hot water will loosen you up and have you ready to take on the rest of spa night. To elevate your bath experience and boost your relaxation levels, try out a CBD or THC bath bomb. Below we’ve shared 3 of our favourite spa night activities that you may feel inspired to tackle after your hot bath/shower.

  • Manicure & Pedicure
  • Facemask
  • Foot Scrub

 

Conclusion

To wrap up, self care has become one of the most important parts of the average person’s life in 2022. We believe this is partly because the pandemic has forced us to slow down for the first time in a long time. Many individuals felt that once they were given the opportunity to press pause, they realized they had not been taking care of themselves properly, usually due to the hustle and bustle of life. This problem is all too common, but we invite you to make a change in your life by rekindling your self love. This may sound overwhelming, but that’s why cannabis is here to help. If you’re having trouble even just sitting down to think about self care, try incorporating one of our cannabis techniques discussed above – you can purchase all of the high quality cannabis products we mentioned in this article, on the Bud Lab website.

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