Last year we vowed to live our best life, but this year we’ll be grateful to just live a better life. To say the least, 2020 was a doozy. This is the year to focus on healthy living and stress releasing vibes. Why not use marijuana to boost your 2021 goals of living up to a better you?
Contrary to its false reputation of inciting laziness and lack of productivity, when the right strain is paired with an activity, cannabis can push your workouts and self-care routines to the next level.
When it comes to exercise, the right bud can help get you in the zone and able to really focus on form. It has calming effects that can relieve performance or pre-workout anxiety. Mentally, cannabis can help the consumer through repetitive motions like lifting weights or running. While physically, it can stimulate feel-good brain receptors that mimic endorphins, providing a boost similar to a “runner’s high” that can enhance your endurance and motivation during a workout. For your next workout, we suggest pairing it with Fainting Goat’s Green Crack. This strain boosts your flow with a sharp mental buzz and huge uptick in energy, without the harsh crash.
If it’s your active rest day, or time for your daily morning routine, adding a toke to your yoga prep could be just what you need to stay motivated and get more out of your experience. An indica leaning strain can heighten your senses and allow you to drop in more quickly. For your next yoga sesh, we recommend a hit of Eagle Trees’ Baker Burmese. This strain tends to give consumers a sharp and energetic high that will leave you feeling uplifted and euphoric while reducing stress and relaxing the mind.
Sometimes becoming one with nature is easier said than done. However, adding a hit of a hybrid strain can help your thoughts relax so the sights and sounds of the outdoors can take over. It can also provide a long-lasting energetic buzz that can give you that extra motivation to make it to the end of a trail or the top of a lookout. Cannabis’ natural anti-inflammatory properties can also help subdue pain, further increasing your endurance and ability to push through the burn of a strenuous climb, getting you further out there. For your next hiking adventure, we suggest Phat Panda’s Golden Pineapple. This strain makes you feel tranquil and energetic at the same time.
Stop drinking and start smoking…more. Whether you are choosing to give up alcohol for the whole year, or just the month, smoking a bud that has anti-anxiety properties will keep you social while you suppress those cravings. For your next beer dodge, we recommend Treehawk Farms’ Purple Thai. This fruity strain is not only tasty, but also a mood booster and a stress reliever.
Give Yourself A Break – A Smoke Break
Not to be Captain Obvious over here, but there has been a major uptick in anxiety and stress during this pandemic. Because of this, it is completely understandable if you are having trouble getting through your day. When the anxiety and stress builds, a lunch break or a bathroom break just isn’t going to cut it. One possible solution? Start scheduling yourself a smoke break. Find a time in your day (or two) that works best with your schedule for a little ganja snack and add it to your calendar. The way we see it, when those stress levels are high, maybe you should be too. For your next smoke break, we suggest Raven’s Cinex. This strain has a mixture of flavors ranging from sweet citrus to earthy skunk. The effects are clear-headed and uplifting – perfect for stimulating creative energy.
If you have some resolutions this year and you’re wondering what strain to pair it with, come in and ask one of our budtenders what strain they would recommend.
Are you really feeling the goal-setting this year and are looking for some additional resolutions to add to your list? Check out our previous post to get some ideas.