Let’s face it Social Distancing has thrown a major wrench into the casual hook up culture. Before Covid-19 many people struggled to differentiate between the fast pace of their lives and a typical pace of courtship, squeezing in as many dates as possible sacrificing compatibility for availability.
This has been a crazy social experiment. These same people are now welcoming this new “wholesome” zoom, facetime, and Gasp…talking on the telephone as a way of getting to know each other. Why? Well, you actually get to connect on a personal level that isn’t just physical. This does two things, it weeds out the losers, and if you’re lucky, connects you to someone that you can have a deeper, meaningful conversation with.
It’s important as a single person to make sure you’re not jumping into something because of social distancing. You have physical distancing, but that doesn’t mean it has to be emotional distancing. Because of technology you can spend time together even if you can’t hug each other and still create emotional bonds with people.
So, you met someone and as the country slowly opens up you decide to meet for an outdoor date. Does this stress you out? Of course it does, being around people and not knowing the correct or incorrect behavior in the new normal is confusing and stressful. Maybe you have put on some weight and you are not feeling your best, or maybe you don’t want to burst this romantic bubble you have created by meeting in person. Let’s face it; our minds can take us to a million places. First dates can trigger a lot of nerves, emotions, and anxiety, especially if you’re battling social phobia. While there’s excitement over the prospect of really liking someone new, it’s also a perfect storm for stress, no matter your personality.
Here is what we suggest, bring along some of our Aqua Shot drink enhancers. These discreet and on-the-go CBD shots fit easily in your pocket or purse. Just add them to your beverage to take the edge off. Not too many though, you don’t want to fall asleep mid-date.
One of CBD’s best-known benefits is as a mood enhancer and alleviator of anxiety. Taking CBD oil daily can help relieve the effects of stress and improve overall mental clarity When you are relaxed, you will be able to just be in the moment and have fun. Breathe the fresh air even if it’s through your mask and just have fun!
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Of course, this is always the new year buzz, especially coming out of a year like 2020; chances are more bad habits have been made. Many of us got into new cycles that we’d like to break, change, or amend. Wine-to-wind-down more often than usual? Check. Netlfix on the couch more often than not? Yep, that too.
Ok, stop right now and check-in with yourself.
How are you feeling? I mean REALLY feeling?
Chances are you have been living with a low hum (sometimes high hum) of STRESS.
This is an unprecedented time for all of us. We are all affected on so many levels. Have you been pushing away your stress and soldiering on in this NEW NORMAL?
There are many ways that long-term stress can have an effect on you if you don’t take it head on and help your body, mind, and spirit deal with it. It may induce or exacerbate depression and anxiety-related disorders, as well as digestive and sleep problems.