I vary between enjoying some edibles, smoking a joint or taking a tincture
I have a very sedentary job. For a minimum of forty hours per week, I sit at a dest, stare at a monitor and type on a keyboard. My workload fluctuated and is often time-sensitive and stressful. When I first started the job, I noticed a steady deterioration in my mental and physical health. I gained weight and suffered from headaches and soreness in my neck, shoulders, back and hips. I found it difficult to sleep at night and felt lethargic in the morning. My mood and productivity diminished. I realized that I needed to either make some major changes or quit my job. I chose to prioritize my well-being. I made improvements to my diet, cutting out fast food, sugary snacks and processed foods. I set my alarm earlier in the mornings, to allow time for exercise. An hour-long workout session including stretching, high intensity aerobics and strength training helped to burn calories, elevate my heart rate and make me feel good about myself. I also visited the local cannabis dispensary and spoke with the budtender. I learned about the different consumption methods and strains to target pain, inflammation and stress. I strictly consume cannabis at the end of the workday, when I need to unwind. I mainly choose indicas with either high CBD levels or a balance of THC and CBD. I vary between enjoying some edibles, smoking a joint or taking a tincture. I like that cannabis-infused chocolates, cookies and gummies provide stronger effects but they are delayed by up to a couple of hours. I appreciate that a joint or blunt provides nearly instant effects and that the tinctures are wonderfully portable and discreet.