This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.
Since I started sharing my financial life online two years ago, I’ve opened up a lot about my struggles with anxiety.
Anxiety was the worst symptom of my debt, by far. I worried constantly about the debt repayments we needed to make every month of £410. Sometimes, my anxiety turned to insomnia or depression. I’ve learned first hand how debilitating anxiety can be and how it can dictate certain aspects of your life. Looking back, taking control of my debt helped to keep my anxiety from escalating further, and I wish I had done it sooner.
Since dealing with my debt and paying off £16,000 in one year, my mental health improved a lot. But what I learned is that I will always have to manage my mental health to a degree. I’ve come to accept that anxiety is a part of me and build ways to cope into my routine. I share this regularly on social media, where I connect with so many others who struggle with their mental health.
I first shared my routine for managing my anxiety on social media back in February 2019. What I have found in sharing my mental health experience online is that many people are also struggling with anxiety as a by-product of debt, and are looking for ways to manage their well-being. There was huge interest in one particular aspect of managing my mental health; CBD Oil. Does it work? Can anyone take it? Do you need a prescription? Is it legal? These were the questions I was asked by others who had heard of CBD Oil, but hadn’t tried it.
My First Experience of CBD Oil
Firstly, I tried CBD Oil back in January 2019, after a particularly rough anxiety flare up. I purchased a liquid CBD Oil from a trusted shop at a local shopping centre in Belfast. The enthusiastic cashier swore by it for managing his own anxiety. He listed the health benefits from taking CBD Oil, and it seemed to be a natural alternative to prescribed medication. He also showed us a book of handwritten reviews from people in our area who had taken the time to give details of how CBD Oil has helped them. Seeing this, and noticing that one reviewer was my cousin’s partner (who we weren’t aware had tried CBD Oil), we were sold! It gave us a little comfort that CBD Oil was as good as we’d heard, and really wanted to try it at this point.
My husband and I waited until Saturday night to try it, not knowing what to expect and allowing some time to experience the side effects. To our surprise… there weren’t any. The best way I can describe my experience with CBD Oil is that you’re still you, your thoughts are the same, you’re just a bit more relaxed. It took the edge off my nervous state, and I was able to function exactly as before, but more calmly. It’s a lovely feeling, and from that first try, I incorporated it into my routine. Within a few weeks, I found that my anxiety was a little more manageable. And my husband, who doesn’t suffer from anxiety but was curious to try it nonetheless, reported that he was sleeping better since using it.
My Second Experience with CBD
When we purchased our second round of CBD, we shopped around to get an idea of the different products out there that we could try. What we found was that there were many high street stockists of CBD oil in Belfast, you can find a list of shops here. Our next purchase was CBD Oil in capsule form. The capsules were handy to take on the go and we found that they masked the taste of the oil. If you find the taste a little off-putting, then capsules work really well. Once we tried the capsules, we didn’t look back.
I’ve shared my experience with CBD Oil on my Instagram page and how well it’s worked for me, and there is always a ton of interest when I do. So, if you’re interested, then give it a go. For anxiety-sufferers like myself, this is a natural way to help gain control of your anxiety, and well worth a try.