A new year, a new start. People around the globe celebrate new beginnings at the stroke of midnight on January 1 and make promises to themselves with the best of intentions. Whether it’s losing weight, exercising more, getting some travel on or simply being kinder to oneself and others, they’re all noble endeavors — just not easy for everyone to keep for long periods of time. Enter cannabis.
Unlike the stoner stereotype of being lazy and couch-locked for a good portion of the day, cannabis helps many people to simply get out of bed in the morning, especially if they suffer from arthritis or another type of ailment. But if you’re looking for motivation outside of feeling better, pot can work wonders.
For the purposes of energizing oneself to keep a resolution, a sativa dominant hybrid is likely your best bet. The sativa elevates your mood while the touch of indica keeps your mind from spinning out. Everyone is different though, and terpenes play a big role as well, so listen to your body and use strains that you already know are motivational to you.
Microdosing marijuana before a workout is the perfect way to get in the zone. You become more aware of your body and self-pep-talks come naturally. Yoga is a great way to ring in the new year and bring in good habits. Start slow and don’t burn yourself out in a week. You’ll be sore if you’re doing it right, but you don’t want to injure yourself. That’s no way to kick off 2019.
Traveling and being kind are most obviously enhanced by marijuana. Dreaming up your dream vacation is easy to do with a little change in headspace, just remember that traveling means budgeting and you may want to make those ounces last a little longer than usual in the coming months. Being kind is a state of mind, but pot does seem to help us take a deep breath and think more deeply before speaking.
There are hundreds of thousands of different resolutions floating around the ether this time of year and it’s likely that cannabis could enhance many of their fulfillments. Cannabis is the ultimate enhancement drug and that goes for our minds as well as our bodies and senses. Keep the New Year happy and go get those goals!