If you’ve left your house before reading this today, you’ve probably already encountered the question, “How are you doing?” In all likelihood, you responded with a simple “good” or “fine” — but is that how you really feel?
While you might not often feel you have the time to deep dive into the answer to that question, or that it’s the appropriate time to share how you’re feeling, learning how to self-assess your own feelings can be an incredibly helpful tool for improving your quality of life. Not sure where to start? Follow our quick three-step guide below.
Step 1: Find your baseline.
Your baseline is not what you hope to feel every day, but rather what you actually feel every day. However, as life changes, you may find that your baseline does too — so how do you identify your baseline, and how do you know when to re-evaluate?
To find your baseline, we suggest monitoring your emotional and physical well-being over the course of at least five to seven days. During this time, journaling is a great way to keep track of the different sensations and emotions that arise. Take a moment to write down how you feel at key points, such as when you wake up, in the middle of the day, and before bed. The more personal you get with your reference points, the better! Below are a few examples of other key areas of your day you may want to take a moment to reflect on:
Before, during, and after a work engagement
Dropping off and picking the kids up at school
Transitioning from classes to study time
You’ll know it’s time to re-evaluate when big life changes come down the pike and your day-to-day feels like it’s been upended. Whether that’s due to physical or emotional strain, take the time to step back and evaluate your well-being as objectively as possible.
Step 2: Identify your stressors.
Stressors are both mental and physical, originating from the endless sea of possibilities that is life. Some stressors come up randomly, while others seem to be ever-present. First, focus on the consistent stressors — when do they impede upon your day, and to what degree? For example, you may feel physical discomfort throughout the day, but it flares to higher levels and changes from a dull ache to a sharp sting, after working out and in the evening. Emotionally, you may find it difficult to get the kids out the door in the morning, but does that differ (and how does it differ) from the emotional difficulty of picking the kids up from school? Personalize these questions to your own stressors, as building a “stressor map” of your day will help you with the next step.
Step 3: Find the things that make you feel good, and integrate them as weapons to fight for your well-being.
Finding balance is not a simple task — it takes work for everyone, no matter how easy it looks. Now that you’ve identified the stressors in your day, take time to reflect on ways that you can support yourself during those moments. Does taking a ten-minute walk after a big presentation help you feel more centered? Maybe a dose of CBD along with a quick stretch break before picking up the kids from school helps you stay patient throughout the hectic evening hours? Whatever it is, consider integrating those small moments of peace into your daily routine to combat the stressors.
Once you’ve started adding in small moments of peace and happiness throughout your day, you may find that it’s not only easier to address stressors in the moment, but that they come up less frequently to begin with. Wellness tools like CBD and other functional ingredients can be another way to support your baseline, so consider those as weapons in your arsenal as well.
If you’re looking to step up your wellness routine by adding in CBD, you’ve come to the right place. Our team of Dosage Specialists is here to help you not only navigate the world of CBD dosing, but also to help you identify your baseline and self-assess improvement.
So what are you waiting for? Hop online to book a pre-purchase consultation with our Member Education team, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or, if you already have your EQ in hand, book your complimentary dosage consultation. It’s time to change your life for the better, and we’re here to help.
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