January 1, 2021 11:30 am ETEstimated Read Time: 5 Minutes
It’s that time again—time to make those New Year resolutions. Many people are putting thought into what their New Year resolutions will be this year. 2020 has been a challenging year with the COVID-19 pandemic altering life for people everywhere. The routines that many people were used to were disrupted and have yet to return to normal. Some signs suggest that things may not ever return to what we considered normal. This could make keeping our 2021 resolutions more difficult than ever before. Social distancing and sheltering-in-place orders have led to many different things. Many people started drinking more, smoking more, eating more, and exercising less.
The Pandemic Promoted Many Bad Habits
Many places found gyms considered non-essential seeing their doors closed during shutdowns. Some of these businesses never reopened, and others reopened with a stringent social distancing policy in place. This led to an increased decline in exercise for many folks. Day drinking has become more popular because many people are stuck around the house with little to do. Many folks also figure why not catch a little buzz during the pandemic shutdown tossing back some mid-morning or early afternoon drinks.
With all the extra time around the house, many people found themselves opening the refrigerator and rummaging through their cabinets much more often than normal. The same goes for cartons of cigarettes. Being locked up at home, people found those cartons of cigarettes disappearing faster than ever before. We saw signs with people holding send more beer across social media. 2020 was definitely a rough year. Thankfully, it’s almost over. But what does 2021 have in store for us?
Stick it to 2020 By Sticking to Your Resolutions with the Help of Cannabis
Is 2021 the year you’re going to make a New Year resolution and stick to it just to stick it to 2020? If so, you’re not alone. When it comes to keeping your resolutions, many people can use all the help they can get. Encouragement from family, friends, and co-workers is a great asset to achieving your goals for the new year. Another great helper you may not be aware of is cannabis. Cannabis could be just the thing you need to help you stick to this year’s New year’s resolution.
Cannabis can help you increase productivity, whether it be in the gym or doing chores around the home. It can also help increase productivity in the field of imagination and creation. Countless consumers have reported that certain strains of cannabis help them hit the gym. Many athletes will tell you they enjoy pre and post-workout cannabis sessions. The benefits of cannabinoid therapies hold great potential for those who are into achieving optimal physical health. While some varieties of cannabis are known to give you the munchies, others are known to help increase energy while curbing the appetite. Most of these strains are rich in an essential phytocannabinoid called THCV.
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THCV May Aid in Weight Loss
THCV may help aid in weight loss while fighting obesity, and it is shown to increase bone growth and also has promise and results in controlling certain types of diabetes. Jack Herer, Moby Dick, Remedy, Canna-Tsu, and Red Congolese are a few strains that are rich in the cannabinoid THCV.
Sativas for Motivation May be Key
Sativa varieties of cannabis are known to produce energetic effects. Many people prefer Sativas to help them find the energy they need to tackle chores around the house, yard, as well as energy for hitting the gym or exercising. If you have a resolution that involves fitness and or weight loss, cannabis could be just the thing you need to help you keep your resolution.
Cannabis Can Also Help You Chill Out Man
Perhaps you’re already an extremely high-strung individual who is extremely active and looking to slow down some. Or maybe 2020 brought on a level of unmatched anxiety. Cannabis can definitely help you here too. There are numerous varieties of potent cannabis strains available that can help you relax. Many varieties of Indica are known to produce sedating couch-lock style effects. This could be just the thing you need to help you slow down in 2021.
Help Kick Addiction to the Curb with Cannabis
Another resolution that a lot of people don’t talk about is kicking an addiction. Be it alcohol, tobacco, prescription, or street drugs; cannabis could help assist in this area as well. Many people find cannabinoid therapies a great alternative to prescription drugs. Cannabis can be utilized as an exit drug and has also helped many people kick dangerous street drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine. If you’re struggling with addiction issues, cannabis could be just what you need to help you get back on track to being the you that you want to be.
Open Mind and Open Heart
2020 has left many of us with a disgusting taste in our mouths. This has led to confusion, anger, and a plethora of other mental issues. Cannabis can help us to open our minds and see things in a clearer light. For many, 2020 would not have been survivable if not for the clarity, focus, and forgiveness that cannabis allows us to have. Whether you are hoping to be more open-minded, looking to lose weight, to relax, or wanting to kick addiction in the new year, speak with a medical professional about medical cannabis. It may be just the thing to help!
Ashley Priest is a patient, mother, entrepreneur, and activist that fights to end prohibition globally for a better future for all. Ashley has a passion for sharing education pertaining to the goddess plant known as cannabis. She believes that a single seed can tip the scales and that together through education we can end the stigma that is preventing cannabis from flowering to its full potential globally.
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