High, my name is Sara and I'm a recovering lazy stoner.
In this blog post I'm going to talk about how being lazy affected my life and the tips, tricks and systems I put in place to combat my laziness.
First here's a bit of my background -I started using cannabis regularly when I was 19 years old, I had been on anti-depressants for almost a year prior and they weren't making me feel any better so I kicked the pills and replaced them with pot.
Replacing pills with cannabis was definitely the best thing for me. But there was one side effect (other than happiness) - laziness. Now I am going to say I was kinda naturally lazy before this anyways so I can't blame it entirely on the cannabis but using cannabis exacerbated my situation.
Here's how my laziness affected my life:
- Days spent on couch mindlessly surfing the internet
- Undone house work (piles of laundry, dishes, general clutter)
- Eating out ALOT because I hadn't gone grocery shopping and take out food sounded SO much better
- Weight gain from eating too much take out food, not enough exercise, and MAD late night munchies
- Less time spent with friends and family because I was too lazy to leave my comfy couch.
Can you relate to any of these things?
For more years than I care to admit this was my reality, just my way of life. Some weeks and months were better than others but overall I wasn't living up to my potential.
Turning 25 was a kick in the butt it's one of those "milestones". I was half way through my 20's and 30 was just around the corner. I knew I had to start making some changes.
I took a long, hard look at myself and my life and assessed the situation. Obviously, this was hard af because just like everyone else I didn't want to look at my faults. But I needed to get real with myself.
I was consuming a lot of cannabis and doing nothing. I didn't want to stop using cannabis because it did have its benefits for me, so I thought I should work with my plant medicine to improve my life in all aspects. So here are a few thing I did to turn it all around:
*Disclaimer: Everyone is different and you might not have the same problems that I was having or even agree and that's totally fine but this is my own experience
I needed to set myself up for success,
it Wasn't going to just magically happen..
1. Drawing the line between medication and recreation
I use cannabis medically and I am still medicating no matter what time of day it is if I NEED it.
So I looked at the times of day that I was getting stoned recreationally and it was impeding with my productivity. For me it was wake and bakes and bong tokes before bed (I don't need cannabis to help me sleep).
I decided wake and bakes are for weekends and I can't sit on the couch afterwards, I gotta get up and start moving. I also completely stopped having bong tokes within an hour of bedtime.
2. I should have a plan then get high
It was SO easy for me to get high and do nothing because I didn't know what to do or where to start.
In middle school, high school and college I LOVED using a day planner but when I finished school I stopped using one. Getting back into the habit of using a day planner and to do list has helped me immensely with productivity.
i've gone through a few styles of planners but right now i am using the panda planner. I love it- check it out
3. I adjusted how much I consumed and how I consumed it
My method of consuming cannabis was also impacting my productivity. I would get hella lazy off a few bong hits of some heavy hitting Indica.
During the day I don't consume much and when I do I use a vaporizer (flower or concentrates) or small amounts of Sativas. At night I still have my Indica bong tokes (but I reduced the size of my bowls), also edibles and dabs on my rig are saved for night time.
If you're having issues with productivity and cannabis use hopefully these few changes I've made can help you too.
Cannabis is an amazing plant that has SO many benefits and it doesn't turn everyone into a lazy lump (despite what some people say)
If you're one of those people who can blaze hard from sun up to sun down and get all your shit done then fuck yeah *high five*. I know some very high functioning "stoners" and I know some true lazy ass stoners who would probably still be lazy without the pot.
Lazy + Sober = Lazy
Lazy + Stoner = Still Lazy
Thanks for reading this blog post, I would love to hear some feedback or your opinion so please leave a comment below.