The holidays are always stressful, but 2020 decided to take that anxiety to another level. Maybe you expected the normal extended holiday hours at the mall only to see it closed hours ago. You might be anxious about whether gifts you ordered will arrive in time for Christmas. Maybe you’re just bummed that you can’t see your extended family this year.
Because of the extra stressors this holiday season, it’s especially important you don’t risk your well being for the sake of your to-do items. After all, these are unprecedented times, so go easy on yourself. Scratch that—reward yourself! One of our favorite ways to de-stress during the holidays? You guessed it: some good ole’ cannabis.
1. Burn one for a little motivation
Make a list of your holiday to-dos and start to tackle them one by one… with a packed piece by your side. Activities you might have been putting off, like baking or addressing Christmas cards, will actually be fun. Plus, you’ll feel relieved that you have a couple less tasks to worry about.
2. Get a good night’s sleep with a CBD bath
Warming up in the bath is a great way to reset, but throwing in a CBD bath bomb kicks the relaxation up a notch. CBD provides relief, physically and mentally, without causing any psychoactive effects. Soaking in a CBD bath relaxes muscles, reduces inflammation and even soothes irritated skin.
Take your bath right before bed for a pain-free and sound slumber. Unlike THC, CBD should never make you feel foggy the next morning—you’ll wake up feeling rejuvenated from your well-deserved rest.
3. Don’t stress your finances
Finances tend to be at the top of the list of stressors for most people, and holiday shopping just adds to it. There can be unnecessary pressure to spend a lot of money on friends, family, coworkers, pets and the barista at your coffee shop. In order to nip that in the bud, simply create a gift budget. When you determine what’s within your means, you’ll be confident that you won’t overspend. No need to stress your bank account—when it comes to gifts, it really is the thought that counts.
4. Take a hit to go
Days at the mall before Christmas are long. Avoid the irritability of not finding many gifts after two hours of shopping and keep your Ooze pen on hand. You’ll have the stamina to browse just a little longer and will definitely be more relaxed and present while doing it.
5. Just chill… your bong
How can you still be stressed after a cool, refreshing hit from the bong? The Cryo bowl and Glyco bubbler both cool down the smoke, thanks to the colorful glycerin in the chamber and bowl that freezes. The result is a super smooth hit guaranteed to chill you out. Stick it outside in the snow before packing one up!
The holidays will be different this year. There are even more hurdles to jump over and a lot of uncertainty around holiday plans. Take some extra time to yourself with these Ooze-approved de-stressing activities. After all, Mary Jane always knows how to cheer us up!