Your laptop sits at the kitchen counter with a sticky juice box, your partner’s wallet, and the cat rubbing all over your keyboard. And oops - you left your coffee in the microwave for the third time today. How will you ever get that sales presentation done? “Just focus,” you say to yourself. But sometimes, that’s easier said than done.
Many of us are (still) working from home, and women feel the burden around the globe. Between trying to balance work with homeschooling, mental health, and household chores, you might be finding it harder to focus. It’s not just you.
All of these distractions result in more stress and less productivity. That’s why Wise Women are using CBD for focus fuel — to quiet the mind and body and hit peak productivity, no matter the circumstances.
Your body and CBD
CBD (cannabidiol) works with your body’s endocannabinoid system, regulating your immune response, nervous system, memory, metabolism, sleep, and other critical physical processes. When ingested, it helps correct any imbalances and better regulate physical and mental symptoms.
One of the best parts about CBD? The hemp-derived CBD that we use in our products doesn’t give you a buzz or create a “high” because it doesn’t include psychoactive THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). Using CBD for focus helps address any of the mental or physical problems that interfere with concentration. Your attention span, mental capacity, and physiological state may benefit.
Benefits of using CBD for focus
CBD is a therapeutic compound that helps you be more productive by relaxing your muscles, improving your alertness, and focusing your mind. Studies on CBD have found its positive connection to some of the causes contributing to lack of focus.
A 2021 study found that most people take CBD because of anxiety or stress. Of the 387 people surveyed (primarily women), more than 92 percent reported that taking CBD lowered their stress levels. Sign us up for a dozen of those studies, please.
CBD’s impact on stress and anxiety
Stress and anxiety aren’t the same, but they’re related. Stress comes from short-term or external factors (e.g., your sales presentation or your messy counter) and can typically be resolved by addressing the problems (aka having your presentation done and cleaning your counter). Repeated stress isn’t good for our bodies and may lead to anxiety.
Anxiety refers to persistent internal responses to stress and can escalate to an anxiety disorder, a common mental health struggle. Anxiety can impact your day-to-day life, making it hard to focus or tackle what you need to.
Note: Anxiety is a mental health concern and can be hard to shake alone. If you feel you may be struggling with anxiety, seek help from a mental health counselor.
Both anxiety and stress can make it easier to feel burnt out, lose focus, and have a more challenging time making decisions or accomplishing projects. So how does CBD help?
CBD naturally lowers the amount of cortisol, a stress hormone, in your system — which helps you chill out. You may not feel a new sensation, but discomfort may subside.
“Honestly, [House of Wise STRESS CBD] is saving my life right now! My anxiety has been at a 10/10 for the past two days. And I'd say I'm down to a 4/10. I've never taken CBD before, but I'm a believer so far!” - Sarah K.
Using CBD for focus can help clear your mind, making it easier to deal with the day’s stresses and concentrate on what’s most important.
Transition from the bed to the desk
CBD can make it easier to get a good night’s sleep so that you can feel energetic instead of groggy the next day. Studies have found that a lack of sleep can contribute to health problems, so future-you will be thanking current-you.
Stress and anxiety can also affect your head, shoulders, knees, and toes (and everything in between). For instance, hunching over a computer all day can cause tension in your shoulders and back. Or maybe you hold tension in your jaw and eyebrows. CBD can help relax your muscles so that instead of focusing on your pain, you’re focusing on your work or the task at hand.
Boost energy and improve alertness
We know CBD can be a saving grace in our arsenal for stress, sex, and sleep. But how can it be great for rest and increased energy? High-quality CBD paired with active ingredients — like melatonin for sleep or L-theanine for stress relief and focus — make it work with your body to achieve intended goals.
While high doses of CBD alone can mellow you out (especially with melatonin), some CBD products can help you feel more awake and energetic when paired with other substances like caffeine. One 2014 study even found that CBD promotes wakefulness in some people.
Cream, sugar, and CBD, please.
Think about making CBD a part of your wake-up routine and trying some of our CBD drink recipes (like the CBD Chocoholic Espresso). It’s safe to consume CBD oil and coffee together, as long as your body gives the green light on caffeine.
Science has found that coffee and CBD activate the same pathways in your brain. Combining CBD oil with coffee amplifies alertness while suppressing any jitteriness.
L-theanine + CBD = Zen and focus
House of Wise STRESS gummies and tinctures include 100 mg of L-theanine, an amino acid found in the green tea leaves. According to a review of four trials, L-theanine is linked to reduced acute stress and anxiety in people experiencing stressful situations.
Consider the myth busted: STRESS drops or gummies aren’t just for when it’s time to wind down. Using CBD for focus can make tackling the workday or stressful situations a little more bearable. That’s why we created House of Wise in the first place — because we all need a little help from our friends.
Shop House of Wise STRESS products to see what you can get done with a bit of focus and calm.