This post is sponsored by InnerG but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
They say some of the best paths in life would never be found without getting a little lost. This parable played out in my life both literally and metaphorically earlier this year amidst our “new normal” but looking back now – it was anxiety after all that was mis-steering my days. And it was a natural remedy called CBD, after all, that became a pivotal part of my self-care routine.
It was 4pm on a normal Tuesday afternoon. I was typing away at work emails, and was juggling 6-7 different projects as I’ve become so accustomed to doing. Somewhere along the way, I had developed an affinity for the comforting chaos.
Everything felt normal and manageable in that moment but out of nowhere, I felt a deep and intense tightness in my chest. My hands started sweating profusely. My vision got hazy, and before I knew it – I was experiencing a full on anxiety attack but in that moment, I was fully convinced I was having a heart attack.
My current way of life flashed through me and while I felt that it was a little unfair to be experiencing a heart attack at 30 years old, I also knew the excessive stress from work would have more than justified this happening.
An hour later, I was in the ER and my entire body was tingling (chest still piercing) as the doctor walked in. He ran the EKG heart test results and broke the news to me that his predictions were right. My intensive way of working, over time, led me to have a full on anxiety attack that evening.
“Someone like you needs to be on medication. I recommend the anti-anxiety kind. I can write you a prescription right now,” he said.
With no history of clinical mental struggles, this was a pill that I could not swallow. I meditate, strive daily for the so coveted work/life balance, am constantly surrounded by loved ones, and am generally a very happy person. How am I being told that I should be medicated indefinitely to prevent this terrifying thing from happening again?
After a quick internal debate, I respectfully declined the prescription and told the doctor I would do better at my meditations and start exploring alternative methods of reducing my very real anxiety.
This was when my fascination and experimentation with CBD began. After trying many different brands, I discovered InnerG’s incredible line of very effective and pure products. Their gummies are vegan, taste like candy, and are perfectly dosed at 30mg of CBD – just enough for me to feel relaxed from stress moments after ingesting. Typically an hour later, I’m fast asleep after taking them.
After spending weeks learning about the benefits of CBD, I learned that there are so many different qualities of CBD products out there. The immediate benefits are natural relaxation from a non-synthetic ingredient that only actively calms you and does not alter your sense of reality. You’re still in control of everything, but the anxiety fades away into a lovely calmness.
I’ve also incorporated InnerG’s Sore Muscle Cream into my wellness regimen – as most of my work is done on the computer and 14 hour days take a huge toll on my shoulders. @innerGcbd also offers extremely relaxing CBD drops (60mg & 1000mg available) – my favorite flavor is Orangsicle.
Only by taking control of my mental wellness (with big help from CBD) was I able to find a much healthier path towards curing my anxiousness WITHOUT the prescribed psych meds that have horrible long-term effects. InnerG gummies are so easy and fun to take – while alleviating my stress levels so effectively.
Thank you for reading my story, & I encourage you to consider working InnerG’s CBD products into your wellness regimen. Click this link to nominate a courageous loved one who has inspired you in any capacity to #TakeControl of your wellness to receive a free sample of InnerG CBD droplets, which are the black bottles in my photos!.
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