While working from home has many benefits, more and more entrepreneurs are talking about the difficulties they face when working from less-then-ideal work settings. Let’s face it, most work-from-home situations were not built-to-suit, so to speak, but rather, born from necessity. A formerly designated guest bedroom now serves as your home office with your old writing desk paired with the spare 7th chair from your dining room set and a printer cart shoved in the corner doubling as a to-be-filed bin. These inefficient set-ups are often necessary, but they are a main culprit leading to undue stress to both your body and mind. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties, which has been known to help with both inflammation and pain in the body as well as reduction of stress and anxiety.
Sitting in your chair at your home office can be very taxing on your body. The lack of motion and sedentary nature of sitting in a chair can greatly restrict both upper and lower body circulation. This can lead to an increase in inflammation and stress on your muscles, both of which lead to one thing – PAIN! And let’s face it, when we’re in pain, everything else takes a back seat to finding out how to reduce the pain.
CBD has been shown to aid with both acute and chronic pain mitigation. One of the main effects of CBD use is the reduction of inflammation. Inflammation is a major cause of bodily pain and can present itself in so many different areas that just simply reducing IT often leads to immediate, noticeable pain-reduction. For example, Arthritis is essentially inflammation located in our joints that causes, yep, you guessed it, pain. Additionally, the anti-inflammatory nature of CBD can reduce systematic inflammation by fighting oxidative stress and decreasing symptoms of auto-immune conditions.
In addition to reducing inflammation, CBD has been found to have a direct effect on the nociceptive pain-sensing systems. CBD, which stands for cannabidial, interacts with our natural endocannabinoid system. This system is involved in regulating many functions in the body, including metabolism and appetite, mood and anxiety, and pain perception.
Anxiety and Mental Stress
Working in a less-than-ideal setting can quickly increase anxiety and cause many forms of mental stress. With multi-tasking being an integral part of most home-based businesses, a lack of adequate space and organizational tools can kick anxiety into high gear. When faced with this stress, many entrepreneurs turn to OTC medications or even prescriptions that might be effective short-term, but come with many side-effects, a main one of which is a lack of concentration.
Research has shown that CBD does not affect concentration, but conversely, has been known to heighten focus. In addition, the Journal of American Pharmacists Association found that “CBD consistently demonstrated improved clinical outcomes in anxiety disorders, with a minimal adverse-effect profile.” For the at-home entrepreneur, this comes as a huge blessing as there are plenty of other distractions at home that can be a catalyst to stress and anxiety. Among the types of anxiety disorders that CBD is known to help with are:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Panic Disorder (PD)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
Stress can also cause us to not get enough sleep, which creates the unfortunate cycle of heightened anxiety, more stress, and less sleep. CBD has been found to be a very useful treatment and natural remedy for insomnia. CBD’s soothing effect on our central nervous system will naturally help increase your brain and body’s capacity to induce a state of calm, which will, in turn, allow for a natural restoration of our emotional equilibrium.
Overall, the home-based entrepreneur enjoys many benefits of working from home, with some side effects which, if handled with care, can be quite manageable. CBD helps smooth out the bumps of working in an often times less-than-ideal physical setting due to the necessity that accompanies the entrepreneurial spirit.