Ring in the new year with not only a better you, but better yet: a smarter you. 2021 brought us breakthrough vaccines, private space ventures and a glimpse of a future Metaverse… who's to say what to expect for 2022? As CBD begins to popularise, find out how this powerhouse ingredient can be optimised to help you reach your new year resolutions! 


2021 has been a whirlwind of a year. After we’ve taken enough time to reflect on the past months, don’t forget to start building that annual list of new year resolutions to kick off 2022! Whether you’re the self-disciplined Type A or find that your commitment issues get in the way of your goals, we’ve rounded up a helpful guide to how CBD can help you conquer some of your resolutions for a healthier and productive lifestyle. 


  1. New Years Resolution #1: Achieve Work-Life Harmony


Something often overlooked at, having a work life balance means having a healthy relationship between your career or business simultaneously with your personal life. If your job is demanding, your stress levels can naturally increase, and without a defence mechanism — you’ll likely lead to burnout or anxiety. A study found that workers who regularly overworked for 3 hours or longer had a 60% increased likelihood of heart-related problems than those who did not. 


So how can CBD help? It’s no surprise that CBD plays a major role in alleviating stress and anxiety-related issues (being some of the most common uses), where studies have demonstrated strong cases for CBD as an alternative for psychiatric medicine or treatment. To dive into CBD use in work-related situations, take a look at our previous blog post here


  1. New Years Resolution #2: Get 8 Hours of Sleep


Sleep. Never underestimate the benefits of a good night’s rest! If you’re one to slip into irregular sleep patterns, insomnia or have trouble falling asleep in general, CBD can be a solution to address sleeplessness. Research has shown CBD’s effectiveness through reports of better sleep from majority participants, and accrediting its use to treat related disorders such as anxiety and pain


Our ability to fall asleep is just as important as our ability to stay asleep too. If you’re one to have nightmares or find yourself waking up in the middle of the night, CBD has also been demonstrated to improve our sleep REM cycles. In a study between patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease, hindering their ability to achieve sufficient sleep, CBD was found to successfully control this hindrance without side effects


  1. New Years Resolution #3: Smash Your Career Targets

Your career matters too! If your work takes a spot in your this year’s goals, you can find support through use of CBD when you’re looking for downtime. As a non-addictive and non-psychoactive substance, likelihood of CBD addiction is very little to none. Besides the purpose of relaxation, CBD has also been found to help with focus: by increasing our levels of serotonin in the brain, our body is therefore able to act with increased alertness and think with more clarity


After all, you’re likely to achieve a better and more productive self only when you’re well-rested: thanks to CBD’s soothing and calming effects, as well as its ability to improve sleep and rest, you’re more likely to perform better in the workplace. 


  1. New Years Resolution #4: Take Care of Yourself


We’ve touched on CBD to aid our sleep, stress and productivity. At the end of the day, this all comes down to how we take care of ourselves. Even if we’re not busy addressing existing problems such as burnout, we should still take a preventative approach down the line. 


CBD is a great self-care method for a lot of reasons: it’s a non-invasive approach to incorporate into our routines, can be very affordable and user-friendly to use. We’re starting to see CBD integrated in a lot of our typical ‘self-care’ products already — in our skincare, masks and beauty treatments — and this demand is expected to continue soaring. Topical CBD is just one of the ways to deliver its benefits without breaking the bank or introducing unfamiliar products to our lifestyle. 



Happy new year, and may 2022 be more relaxing, content and full to all of you!