How to reduce stress when returning to the office

In recent weeks, the Government has been pushing for employees to return to work in a bid to get the country back up and running. According to the ONS's latest weekly survey published last Friday, half of the UK's workers returned to the workplace in the last week of August - the highest number since lockdown was introduced in March. With 2,420 new cases of Coronavirus reported yesterday alone, infections are on the rise and it is natural that workers may be feeling hesitant about travelling and socialising once again.

While the news of retuning to work may be welcomed by some who are hoping to get back into the routine of working in the office, others are more dubious. New nationally representative research from EOS Scientific, the UK's leading CBD testing service, has unveiled that Brits are still deeply sceptical about the return to work. The research unveiled that 35% of people agree that returning to work in a traditional office environment will have a negative impact on their mental health. For those looking to ease symptoms of stress, there are a number of holistic remedies that can help to ease nerves.


CBD oil works by stimulating the endocannabinoid system and balancing homeostasis in the body, and the substance has proven benefits for relieving ailments such as stress, anxiety and insomnia. For this reason, CBD products are on the rise and are appearing more and more in UK high streets and health shops.

Exercise Exercise is another common form of stress relief, which works by releasing good endorphins which in turn boost people's moods and energy levels. Yoga is commonly adopted as a low-impact form of exercise. Now that the Government has eased lockdown restrictions, a peaceful walk or run can help get those endorphins flowing. Try finding a scenic spot for an extra feel-good factor, or venturing out with another member of your household if safe to do so. 

Lavender Oil Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile essential oils used in aromatherapy. Distilled from the plant Lavandula angustifolia, the oil promotes relaxation and studies have shown it can help treat anxiety, and insomnia. Many use a lavender oil tincture or a calming room spray before bed to help them sleep.

Meditation Meditation has gained popularity in recent years, especially in lockdown. Meditation can produce a  state of relaxation and a peaceful mind. During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. This process may result in enhanced physical and emotional well-being.

A cup of tea Tea, in Britain at least, is socially binding. Feeling cold? Have a cup of tea. Blocked nose? Tea time! Even if you just need to chat, sitting down with a trusted friend or family member to talk through anything that's on your mind can be very beneficial - and talking things through is important now more than ever. Even if you just need some time alone or a break from work, a cup of tea is a perfect fulcrum. Hatter's Hemp Tea have four unique blends that have the added, calming, benefits of hemp.

Simon Manthorpe, CEO of Eos Scientific - the UK's leading CBD oil testing service - discusses why holistic remedies, such as CBD oil, have become more popular in the UK:

"It is well documented that CBD usage in the UK has risen exponentially over the past two years, with users increasing by over 100%, and we are witnessing another boom in popularity over the last two months. As a robust compound, CBD oil can be taken in many different forms, ranging from edibles that are ingested directly, to topical serums such as muscle balms. With such versatility, people have found that there are endless ways to enjoy the benefits of CBD.

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