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October is upon us, which means summer has come to an end.
Some people look forward to the cosy autumn evenings, and look at this time of year, as a time to reset and start again. Whilst for others this can be a stressful time of year - post summer blues, back to school, back to work, dark evenings, cold weather and the manic Christmas season fast approaching!
There are a few who become motivated to keep going, and get lots done, but to others, October can mean feeling overwhelmed and held back, with no motivation for anything. And this can be hard to shake off.
GOOD AND BAD STRESS -
Good stress is what motivates you and keeps you going in order to achieve lots throughout the day.
Bad stress holds you back and stops you feeling and being your best self. It leaves you feeling unmotivated and unable to cope or manage everyday tasks. Its a feeling you desperately want to shake off but this can often be difficult to do.
Getting back into the rigorous daily work routine can sometimes prove to be a bit of a battle. Our minds and body are still in holiday mode, but we have no option but get on with it. The first bit of advice is to try not to get overwhelmed and stressed, once you get over that hurdle, it’s important to put in place some good and healthy habits.
Routine is key and always works for keeping balance in order to feel your best.
10 TIPS ON HOW TO AVOID FEELING OVERWHELMED THIS AUTUMN
We have listed tips we could all use to help avoid the horrible post summer holiday blues, and dreadful overwhelming feeling:
1. Try to Avoid Caffeine -
A cup of coffee is a nice thought, but it only contributes to that stressful feeling. It will uplift your mood for a short time but you soon come crashing down again.
2. Take Time Out for a Quick Break -
Don’t allow yourself to become so overwhelmed, when your beginning to feel a little under pressure - just simply take a 5 min break, these mini pit stops could really turn your whole day around.
No matter how busy you are, it’s always important for your mental health to take time out for yourself, in order to relax and recharge your batteries.
Have bit of fun too!....
3. Listen to Music -
We all have those songs and playlists that we like to listen to, but which one we choose usually depends on our mood. So if you feeling a bit down and low, listen to some upbeat music, or songs that allow you to be transported to a fun, happy memory that you know is guaranteed to make you smile.
Music can really lift our mood dramatically.
4. Eat the Right Foods -
Eat more healthy foods, drink water, avoid sugar and caffeine, as these cause you to crash.
You don't have to suffer or deprive yourself of the things you like, but just keep a close eye on what you're eating and make sure it’s serving you well. Eating foods that are going to help support your health and well-being are an important part of helping you feel your best.
Eating a wide variety of foods in the right portions is key to helping you stick with this routine. Don’t forget to indulge once in a while, it’s a case of keeping balance and knowing what is best for your body.
Here are a few things to add into your routine:
- Eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day
- Base meals on higher fibre starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta
- Have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks)
- Eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein
- Choose unsaturated oils and spreads
5. Exercise -
Nothing too intense, but enough to make you feel better about yourself, have more energy and even add years to your life! - a walk, jog, run or local exercise class.
The benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore, exercise benefits everyone regardless of age, sex or physical ability.
6. Meditation -
Meditating is one of the best ways to clear your mind and focus on yourself.
When we meditate we venture into the workings of our minds, stimulating our sensations, emotions and thoughts.
Giving yourself the space and time to meditate calms and decreases stress.
7. Unplug Technology -
When you get home, completely unplug. Turn off your phone or put in flight mode. Stay away from all social media for a short while. And just give yourself some clear space to unwind.
Take time to call a close friend, a family member, or someone who you know will help lift your spirits.
8. Talk to Someone -
9. Read -
Get your head into a good book, or why not head over to NOPC Oils 'CBD Blog page' and keep up to date on whats happening in the world of CBD.
10. Self Care -
Take some time out, pour yourself a warm bath, add CBD body oils or bath bombs. Sit back, relax and enjoy.
Re-focus and look after you, after all... who can make correct decisions daily, when they’re worn thin and run dry of all energy by hectic day to day life without any breaks?
Whatever steps you decide to take in order to feel less stressed, overworked and overwhelmed this Autumn....don't forget to incorporate CBD into your daily routine to help support your well-being.
SO, WHY CHOOSE US?
Our CBD (Cannabidiol) is:
- A Phyto Cannabinoid Rich hemp oil
- Eco friendly - No Pesticides
- Vegan - with exception to our balms which contain organic Bees honey and pollen
- No GMO - our products do not contain any genetically modified organisms
- Extracted using state of the art processes
- Supercritical CO2 used to produce an extract rich in natural terpenes, CBD (Cannabidiol)and other phyto cannabinoids
So what makes NOPC Oils different from other CBD Oils on the market?
Firstly NOPC Oils (Natural Organic Pure Clean CBD Oils) are an active accredited member of the Cannabis Trades Association UK (CTA) and have been since 2018! You've seen above what this means when it comes to compliance of our products and why this is assuring to consumers. We have also been audited for compliance by both the CTA and MHRA.
The second is the strict processes followed from sourcing our CBD in the USA, as well as the extraction methods used.
Naturally developed, using organic farming practices, processing Phytocannabinoid-Rich (PCR) hemp oil through state-of-the-art extraction and purification facilities. Following rigorous quality control allowing the creation of the best products with the highest potencies and purity. Which promises a safe and regulated product, with excellent characteristics.
Farmed with full access to water rights and combined with no use of synthetic pesticides and chemicals, creating best-in-class, sustainable farming practices.
- Extracted using state of the art processes
- Supercritical CO2 used to produce an extract rich in natural phyto-cannabinoids, terpenes, sterols, flavonoids, and fatty acids from the plant.
- High CBD - Low THC, and high terpene plant genetics lead to a high-quality extract
- No additives
- Unique extraction processes used in order to preserve terpenes and other desired volatiles
- All other components, minor cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are preserved
- NO solvents
- NO heavy metals present in the soil
- Eco friendly - NO pesticides
The CBD (Cannabidiol) extract is further subjected to winterisation and solvent removal through vacuum distillation leaving you with one of the most filtered and refined CBD oils available in the UK market.
This Extract is then expertly infused in the UK into our wide range of CBD products - together with Organic ingredients and fully compliant to UK & EU laws, and with this said many of our high quality and totally hand made CBD products - we are completely Delta 9-THC free!!
Meaning our CBD Oil is beneath what is classified as within the law and less than 0.2% THC content satisfying legal legislation.