The lazy stoner stereotype is offensive and often untrue, but for some people, it can be a struggle to get things done when using cannabis. This can be problematic for people who wish to use it medicinally, to either reduce or eliminate other medications. People dealing with conditions like anxiety, stress and chronic pain often choose to medicate daily. So, how can you avoid falling into a couch-locked binge-watching trap? Follow these tips to stay motivated and on track!
- Opt for sativa strains during the daytime. Not all, but many indica strains and indica-dominant hybrids create a sense of physical relaxation and sedation. This can make it hard to peel yourself off the couch or think about anything other than taking a nap. Instead, opt for pure sativa or sativa-dominant hybrids to keep your mental and physical energy up!
- Start with a small dose. Beginning with a low dose, much less than you normally use, and then incrementally increasing as needed is a good way to find your threshold. This is the point where you achieve the effects you desire at the lowest possible dose. You may find you require much less cannabis than you thought. Over-indulging in cannabis can lead to sedation and sleepiness!
- Make a list. The best way to stay on track is to make a list of what you need to accomplish before you medicate. You’ll stay on task and enjoy the feeling of ticking off each box as you finish items. List your objectives in order of importance so if something doesn’t get done, it’s of lower priority.
- Get help. If you’ve got a daunting to-do list, enlist the help of a friend to get it all done. Break down your tasks into small steps and determine what someone else could assist with. A friend may not be helpful in putting away groceries or laundry, but great at organizing a closet or walking the dog.