If you're like most people, your libido takes a hit from time to time. But has it been a bit too long since your last romp?
Maybe you're feeling extra stressed out from work, or your kids are keeping you up at night. There's just too much going on, and the last thing on your mind is sex.
So you've been thrown off your game, and you're not quite sure how to get back into it. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to get out of your funk and back in action. Here are our top tips for easing into that sexy state of mind.
Stress is the #1 mood killer. Stress seriously sucks the fun out of everything — it's like a wet blanket on your life, including your sex life.
Prioritize self-care, wellness, and relaxation to get those stress levels down. This could look like taking a yoga class, going for a nature walk, or meditating. If stress has complete control, consider professional mental health support.
If you can find ways to reduce your stress levels, you'll be surprised at how much better you feel overall. And when you feel good, you're more likely to want to get busy in the bedroom.
Mindset matters when it comes to getting in the mood. If your head is full of worries, it's going to be pretty tough to feel sexy. Why not give CBD oil a try? CBD has been shown to help with anxiety, stress, and pain — some of the heavy hitters when it comes to mood killers.
A few drops of this natural remedy might help to ease your body and mind — making space for some intimate time.
Not sure where to start with CBD? Check out our couple's guide: Cannabis For Couples: A Guide To The Romantic Benefits Of Cannabis.
We love mindfulness and meditation routines for many reasons. First, it's an evidence-based way of stress reduction.(1)
Second, boosting your mindfulness skills can help you to become more present. And when you're more present, it's easier to savor the moment and enjoy the intimacy between you and your partner.
Sleep deprivation is linked with a whole host of issues – from anxiety and depression to poor eating habits and weight gain. Sleep issues can reduce feelings of intimacy with your partner, increase stress, and make relationship conflict more likely.(2) Not only that, but sleep deprivation can also lead to lower levels of desire.(3) Ouch.
If you're finding it hard to get in the mood — take a look at your sleep routine. Make sure you’re getting your 7-9 hours of quality sleep.
And if those Zzzs just seem to be eluding you, consider adding a CBD + Melatonin tincture to your bedtime routine.
Sometimes we get too focused on the physical aspects of our relationship and we forget about the friendship. A strong friendship is the foundation of any good relationship — romantic or otherwise.
If you've been struggling to get into that sexy mindset, consider how your overall relationship is going. Have you been fighting more than usual? Are you keeping communication open? Do you feel like your partner is really listening to you?
Take some time to focus on your day-to-day relationship. Spend time talking, laughing, and doing things together that you both enjoy. Enhancing that deep emotional connection can help bring you closer physically as well.
We don't need to list all the benefits of exercise here. But we will say that regular movement can help to ease stress, improve sleep quality, increase energy levels, and feelings of well-being.
It's also a great way to feel strong, confident, and attractive. Plus, exercise releases natural endorphins that can help get you in the right mindset for some fun between the sheets.
Which makes a better setting for getting amorous?
Choice 1: Laundry hogging the bed, the dishes piled sky high, and bills screaming for attention on the kitchen table.
Choice 2: Or a freshly made bed with crisp white sheets, a lit candle or two, and some light music. Maybe a tantalizing CBD cocktail to savor….
You know the answer.
Take a look around you, and consider your home environment. Does it invite you to relax, or does it make you feel anxious and stressed? It's much harder to get into the mood when the general vibe + atmosphere = un-sexy.
Create a space that will inspire relaxation and closeness — and you’ll be sure to feel the mood strike.
We all have those days (or weeks, or even months) when the stress of everyday life creeps into our romantic relationships. Work, health, finances, life responsibilities can sometimes be obstacles to the fun and joy you’re seeking. Your libido is just about the last thing on your mind.
Focus on reducing that stress in your life. Incorporate some healthy activities like exercise and meditation. And prioritize fun and connection in your relationship.
If you're feeling less than sexy, don't despair. By incorporating some of these tips into your life, you can get back in touch with your passionate, sensual side.
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