Whether you’re dealing with a demanding workload, a gruelling school schedule, raising a growing family, or a spectrum of stressful everyday challenges, everyone deserves a chance to unwind. Relaxation can mean many things to different people, but that means there is more room for personalization.

Finding the right practices or tools can take time, and you may be unsure where to begin. To help, we’ve come up with some alternative ways to embrace your me-time after a long day.

Incorporate CBD

Whether through herbal tea, strawberry gummie edibles, or even through skincare, the incorporation of therapeutic CBD is favored in adults of all ages. CBD — known in full as Cannabidiol — is derived from the hemp plant though it doesn’t contain the psychoactive properties found in THC. This has resulted in industries ranging from healthcare to culinary embracing CBD as a promising new therapeutic tool.

Recreational users look to CBD as an alternative way to safely lower stress, ease muscle tension, and aid sleep. This plant extract is growing in popularity each year as a recreational remedy thanks to its often discreet packaging and travel-size quantities.

When it comes to experimenting with CBD products, it’s important to start with the smallest dose to gauge your body’s reaction. As you become more comfortable, you can make the decision to lower or increase your current amount. With a growing spectrum of products available, there are plenty of approved CBD-infused resources at your disposal.

Create a DIY Spa Day

For many, a full day at the spa is an unrealistic resource — for some, it’s because of the cost, while others simply don’t have the time to allocate. In any case, there are ways to work around those details. Creating your own spa day is a creative solution and can be a tailored experience.

If time isn’t on your side, a simple foot soak with Epsom salts may be just what you need to relieve some tension in your muscles. In other cases, you might consider mixing your own facial scrub, lighting a few candles, and enjoying a relaxing evening to yourself. Ultimately, the experience should reflect your needs and your lifestyle. The goal is to find those moments of rest, relaxation, and pampering.

Dance it Out

While dancing is often practiced in social settings such as weddings, for many of us, that’s where the movement ends. In reality, dancing has significant benefits to your overall mental health and wellbeing and should be incorporated into your daily life as an alternative form of stress relief.

Dancing can benefit all ages and demographics. This activity promises improved heart health, muscle strength, balance, coordination and lowers stress and anxiety. All it takes is putting on a playlist of your favourite upbeat songs and letting your body move to the music. There are no rules or expectations, which means you make the experience what you need it to be — and for however long you’re comfortable.