The modern day prophet Afroman knew all too well that many cannabis users struggle to get their important tasks done when high on cannabis.
“I was gonna go to work but then I got high”.
With more and more people now vaporizing cannabis, many Australians are wondering how to be the productive cannabis user that they know they can be!
Many of us have experienced the feeling of not wanting to do anything after getting high.
Fortunately there are many productive and highly successful cannabis users out there that have developed routines that when put in place can make you the master of your own destiny.
Set an alarm for the same time each day (and don’t snooze):
Setting an alarm for the same time each day helps your internal clock to run in-sync and will assist with your ability to focus and pay attention. Get up straight as your alarm goes off and do not snooze. Snoozing causes you to go through disrupted and incomplete sleep-cycles which will cause drowsiness. Snoozing is also admitting defeat as soon as you wake up and does not frame your mind well for the day.
Follow a To Do list:
As we all know, cannabis can affect your short-term memory. This can have disastrous effects on your schedule and ability to get important tasks done. If you rely on medicating with cannabis early in the day, then we recommend writing out a to-do list the night before so that you are set up for the day and don’t have to rely on your short-term memory.
Don’t use cannabis before work:
We’ve all been there. High at the wrong time and feeling slow, when you should be going fast. Rather than using cannabis before doing something that requires your full attention, why not wait until your work is done and you can reward yourself with a fresh, flavour filled vape hit!
Exercise + Good Food:
A good work out routine and a healthy diet are beneficial to all human beings, regardless of if you use cannabis or not. We all know the age-old stereotype of getting high, sitting on the couch and eating chips. Good news is that this does not have to be! Why not make your workout a little more fun by microdosing cannabis through your vape prior to working out and then loading your body up with nutritious food afterwards.
Pick Your Strains:
There are many strains of cannabis that provide a myriad of different psychoactive effects and flavours. Indica strains are generally associated with feelings of drowsiness and relaxation, whilst Sativa strains generally provide a boost in cerebral energy. Sativa strains are generally the best if you have things to do.
Microdosing is using smaller amounts of cannabis in order to reap the benefits of THC without the full-blown psychoactive effects. Sometimes when you raise the dose of cannabis it can actually flare up the symptoms that you are trying to alleviate, such as anxiety, PTSD and Chronic Pain.
If you are consuming heavy amounts of cannabis, perhaps try a 48-hour period of abstinence to reset your Endocannabinoid system. From there, start with low doses and pace yourself.
The Crave Cloud vaporizer is a perfect way to manage your doses of Cannabis and is a healthy and cost effective solution to smoking!
Be careful who is in your canna-clan:
Motivational speaker Jim Rohn famously said that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. When it comes to relationships, the 5 people we spend the most time with influence us most. Keeping this in mind, we must be very careful whom we let in our ‘Canna-Clan’. Surround yourself with cannabis users that make a point of being as productive as possible. Surround yourself with cannabis users that want to break the age-old ‘lazy stoner’ stereotype.
Limit Canna Distractions:
Many of us find it very easy to constantly pick up your phone all day and scroll through pictures of cannabis on Facebook or Instagram. This is not only distracts from our important tasks, but it also encourages you to use cannabis when you perhaps shouldn’t.
Try tailoring your news feed, or turning your phone on aeroplane mode.
We hope this guide can help you and other to become a productive cannabis user!
Remember that everyone reacts differently to cannabis and that it is important to listen to your body.