It has been a rough 18 months for all of us, and really we should talk about it. There’s been a global pandemic that has affected everyone. Beyond the obvious, which is bad enough on its own, COVID-19 has kept us trapped in the house, alone and isolated. Many of us have been hit hard by the economic repercussions of the pandemic and are struggling to make it by every day. Hemp-derived cannabinoids like CBD and Delta-8 THC can help, but they can’t be the only thing — not by a long shot.

Listen, we’re big proponents of natural solutions here at Diamond CBD. And after the past couple of years, natural solutions are something that all of us could use. Whether you prefer the relaxing feelings that come from Yum Yum Gummies or Diamond Brand Unflavored Vape Oil, or you want something a little more, like Liquid Gold or Alibi Brand Delta-8 THC Vapes that allow you to feel a nice psychotropic buzz, we’re all on board. But proper mental health is about more than a plant or a vape or a gummy.

If we’re all going to begin to heal from the past year, we need to start talking about what happened while finding slow and straightforward solutions. Maybe that means practicing better self-care. Or perhaps it means going for a long walk by ourselves. It could even mean speaking with a professional. The possibilities are limitless.

Now, all-natural, hemp-derived cannabidiol and Delta-8 THC are some tools to add to that toolbox. But we can’t rely on them as the only tools. Even here at Diamond CBD, where we eat, breathe, and sleep hemp, we do things to ensure we take care of ourselves. Our number one priority is you, our customers. But we can’t take care of you unless we first lookout for ourselves.

“Many of the benefits of wellness in the workplace, which can include increased productivity, profitability and stability, are well-known, but I've found that not many organizations take the time to develop effective programs that support the health of employees,” writes Forbes. “Healthy employees are often happy employees, and happy employees tend to be more productive. Organizations that support their employees can also experience cost savings on insurance and absenteeism, less turnover and possibly more profitability.”

And even though Forbes is writing about mental well-being in the workplace, these tips can work at home too. So here’s how to support your mental well-being beyond CBD and Delta-8 THC.

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If we’re all going to begin to heal from the past year, we need to start talking about what happened while finding slow and straightforward solutions. Maybe that means practicing better self-care. Or perhaps it means going for a long walk by ourselves. It could even mean speaking with a professional. The possibilities are limitless.

You Need to Focus on Your Sleep

Too many Americans — and by too many, we mean almost everyone — don’t get enough sleep. We lie awake at night or worse, we bring work home with us at night, doing it until the late hours. It causes us to not only be groggy and unproductive during the day, but it also creates unnecessary stress. When we do this, it starts a cycle where we can’t get enough sleep, destroying our mental well-being.

Why is sleep important? Our bodies need rest. At Diamond CBD, we have several CBD and Delta-8 THC products to help you sleep, including Relax Full Spectrum CBD Sleep Gummy Bears with Melatonin and Meds Biotech Melatonin Soft Gel Capsules. But there’s more than hemp that can help you sleep.

“Turn off your blue screen at least an hour before bedtime. Avoid caffeine later in the day. Set a bedtime reminder on your phone,” writes Vanderbilt University. “Before going to sleep, try deep breathing, mindful meditation or journaling.”

We all need our rest. Without it, we can’t accomplish anything. So make sure to get the rest you need every night.

Find Yourself Some Inspiration

Remember when you were a kid, and your teachers had you write essays about your heroes? Well, even though you’re older now, you can still have people who inspire you. In fact, following inspirational figures is a surefire way to keeping yourself on the straight and narrow while keeping your mind calm and relaxed. It’s one of the best things for your well-being.

“Find leaders within your company who are passionate about fitness and nutrition, and ask them to inspire others. Make sure some of these leaders are on the management team so they can serve as living proof of your organization’s dedication to health. When your employees see someone who is happy, healthy and integrates wellness into their work day, it can inspire them to do the same,” writes Forbes.

And listen, you can read an inspirational book while enjoying some Alibi Delta-8 THC Vape Pens (or Doughnut Active CBD Vape Pens, if Delta-8 isn’t available). But wellness is a journey. Try and have someone to take it with.

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And listen, you can read an inspirational book while enjoying some Alibi Delta-8 THC Vape Pens (or Doughnut Active CBD Vape Pens, if Delta-8 isn’t available). But wellness is a journey. Try and have someone to take it with.

Talk to Someone About Your Feelings

This may sound obvious, but it’s one of the hardest things for us to do, especially when we’re feeling vulnerable. Asking for help or even expressing our feelings can make us feel weak, isolated, and alone. But the truth is there’s nothing more powerful than telling someone how you feel.

“For some people going to therapy or counseling — whether in person or online — isn’t easy. In fact, it can feel terrifying. A person who has never been in mental health treatment before might be afraid that starting counseling means there is something “wrong” with them. Being in therapy doesn’t mean there is something wrong with you. It indicates that you are taking control of your mental health and you want to feel better,” writes one site.

Even if you don’t go to therapy and just speak with a close friend or partner, opening up can help. And there are always Delta-8 gummies, such as Delta-8 THC Bites or Shrooms, to help lessen the anxiety.

Put Yourself First

No matter what, you need to take some time to put yourself first. Sure, you have responsibilities like work and your family, and those things will always come to the top of the list. But unless you start taking some time to prioritize yourself, then nothing will ever get any better. We all love CBD and Delta-8 THC. However, we can’t let hemp carry the weight of all of our problems. It can be an excellent tool for self-care, but it can’t be the tool for self-care.

So make sure to take care of yourself today.