Mental illness has continued to be a growing concern considering an average of 40 million adults suffer from anxiety in the US every year. While treatment options for anxiety vary, some are seeking more natural alternatives to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks. Part of the natural remedies for anxiety includes meditation, yoga, mindfulness, and cannabis. If you suffer from anxiety and have considered the medicinal benefits of cannabis, read on to discover the ways cannabis can support your journey to a happier, healthier you. As always, connect with your medical provider if you are changing your routine or medications.
What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety is characterized by persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Anxiety is considered an issue when it starts to interfere with your daily quality of life. Some symptoms of anxiety include,
- Feelings of worry
- Being on-edge
- Difficulty concentrating
- Increased heart rate
- Shortness of breath
What Are Natural Ways To Manage Anxiety?
There are several natural ways to manage your anxiety that you can add to your daily routine to help manage your stress. Here are a few of our favorite ways to unwind and take care of our mental health:
Daily Meditation for Anxiety
Meditation and mindfulness are great ways to connect with your mind and decrease your stress. Just one ten-minute meditation practice every day can make a huge difference in your mental health.
Less Screen Time Before Bed
Getting quality sleep is important for mental health and daily functioning, and our phones might be hampering our ability to get a full night’s rest. Try ditching your phone and TV an hour before bed for a better night’s sleep. Then, you can meditate, read, take a bath, try some yoga, or even listen to some music to unwind.
Weekly Yoga Classes
A regular yoga practice can help build more connections between your mind and body, which has huge benefits for your anxiety. Yoga helps release endorphins, calms your nervous system, and is a moving meditation for your mind. Try an online class or your local studio a few times per week.
Best THC and CBD Products for Anxiety
THC and CBD are both used to help reduce anxiety, more specifically through strains known to counteract anxiety and help you relax. The most popular are ACDC, Sour Diesel, Blue Dream, and OG Kush. Using CBD oils and gummies is another popular option to reduce stress. However, cannabis can be complicated, and it might take some time to find what works best for your anxiety. We are always here to help you find the right strains and products for your goals, so never hesitate to reach out and ask any questions or stop by for a more personalized experience.
For full-body relaxation
Blue Dream by Gibby’s Garden
For relaxation and euphoria
Motor Breath by Ace Weidman
For a good night’s sleep
Brownie Scout by Rythm
For relaxing bliss
1:1 Sour Tsunami by Northeast Alternatives
These are just a few of our fave products to unwind, but we have many more you can try and explore either in-store or online. If you need some help finding the right products, stop by anytime, we would be happy to help you.