You don’t need us to tell you that stress levels are spiking this fall. From skies full of smoke to the political wildfires of election season, 2020 is getting even more anxious for most of us. The Windward team has been feeling it too, but we’re determined to stay sane and healthy so we can support our families and communities in the best ways we can.
Starting the day with a stretch, surf or run helps clear the mind for the hours ahead. Joey, one of our founders, relies on some Pacific Ocean time or a half-hour of yoga early in the morning.
Whatever the day brings, you’ll need dependable energy to tackle it. We strive for a mostly plant-based diet—our co-founder Jenny has been taking time on Sundays to prep veggies so they’re ready to go through the week, making it easy to add some roasted sweet potatoes to a salad or snack on celery sticks with nut butter and raisins.
To help reduce anxiety from day-to-day stress, we take a daily dose of Mind Body Balance tincture—usually under the tongue, as that’s the most effective way to absorb it, though we’ll also add a few drops to juice or a smoothie in the afternoon. The benefits of organic Hemp CBD are enhanced by ingredients like Kava, which aids in relaxation, and Siberian Ginseng, which helps regulate the body’s stress response.
Don’t let your screens and devices disrupt every waking moment. We’ve been helping our minds rest and our emotions settle by lessening our consumption of news and social media, and doing our best to avoid flicking through our feeds before bed.
Taking care of our bodies is one of the best ways to take care of our minds. Nourishing, fast-acting and ideal for therapeutic massage, our Muscle Remedy salve is made with organic Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract. The goodness of Hemp CBD is complemented by Arnica and St. John’s Wort, and our co-founder Dawn recommends gently applying to the temples or the back of the neck to ease stress headaches.
We know it’s not always easy, but we aim for eight solid hours of sleep and try to keep a consistent schedule so our bodies naturally know when to sleep and wake. As our co-founder Matt notes, getting up early means fewer late nights. “I’m getting better about it,” he laughs.
Good sleep is essential to overall wellbeing, giving us the energy we need to maintain our health, productivity and focus. As the day winds down, we use our Evening Recovery tincture. Supporting restorative sleep and helping relieve aches and pains, organic Hemp CBD is reinforced by therapeutic botanicals and adaptogens including Hops, Ashwagandha and Turmeric.