Relax, relate, release. More than a favorite quote from a '90s TV classic, those three words are what many of us are hoping to lean more into in 2021. With vaccinations rising and COVID cases decreasing, we are poised to step back into some sense of our regular lives again. Though sheltering in place has gotten redundant a year later, there still may be a bit of apprehension surrounding going back to life as we know it. 

The goal is to show up as our best post-pandemic selves; therefore, prioritizing every facade of our health is imperative. For many of us, finding a moment to truly relax can be a task. That's where CBD can come in. As marijuana is still on the path to becoming fully legal in the states, the non-psychoactive part of nature's fun flower has turned into one of the most popular ways to fight anxiety, inflammation, pain, and insomnia. Because of its lack of dependence potential and unlikeliness to make you eat every snack in your house, CBD gives you all the benefits of sparking up with none of the downsides. If you're new to using CBDs as part of your self-care routine, try these ways of incorporating it. 

For sore muscles, try an oil. 

Use a topical CBD oil to bring ease to sore muscles after a workout or a long day of sitting at a computer. 

For anxiety and stress relief, try a tea. 

If you're in need of a moment to reset, pouring a hot cup of CBD tea will help calm your anxiety and ease your stress. You can even try it before bed to help you properly shut down for a better night's rest. 

For daily mood stabilization, try drops. 

Some experts say cannabis is most effective when taken daily as a multivitamin. You can use CBD drops directly onto the tongue (read the label of any drops you buy to be sure!) as an everyday supplement to keep you balanced. 

For calming skin flair-ups, try a serum. 

Yes, you can use CBDs on your face. Try an infused serum and make it part of your skincare routine. It can help reduce inflammation, hydrate, and encourage cell turnover to rejuvenate your skin's appearance. 

Now's a great time to treat yourself to a little added ease, sis!