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As a shroud of introspection came over me I asked myself, “Where could I hear the words of like-minded people?” I was cradled to an existence that was high!
For the most part I get a good entertainment and education fill out of the variety of posts and people around HE. There was a line of questioning that I have been asking myself, that was specific enough for me to start my own post! So please, bare with me as I’m new to this thing!
For sometime I have been clarifying exactly where weed fits in my life. I will always have an eternal respect for it, and attribute it to being a “gateway” of my spiritual growth and earthly perception. However, in my later years of mostly heavy use I began to notice a diminishing effect from a motivational standpoint. Anytime I had experimented and stayed sober for a predetermined amount of time, I found myself more apt to complete several more tasks. I credited this difference of my personal motivation to weeds amazing ability to fill in gaps of time throughout your day without actually doing anything. Without weed I was searching for productive things to fill in the extra time I had available in my days. Which began my search for the grey area in between abstinence and indulgence.
I’ve reached a fairly conscious idea of its placement in my life and where it can usefully remain. It’s going pretty well but sometimes I still catch myself tipping the scales too far the green side. I guess I’m looking for an equilibrium which I can identify and maintain. I thought an open discussion to peoples personal experience and insight’s would be a great way to grow my own as well as other peoples perception.
Where does weed fit in your life? Where doesn’t it fit?
And I know there is a very wide spectrum of opinions and personal routines when it comes to weed smokers! So please try to keep it constructive if you are going to contribute.
Less is more. The longer you leave between lighting up the more benefits you’ll get and the less you’ll have to use to get twice as high as you would if you smoked regularly. Of course, I don’t follow my own advice. Cannabis is my medicine and my hopeless habit. I have an extremely addictive personality. I guess I’m lucky that I was blessed with total indifference to drugs like MDMA and coke, because I’d be screwed otherwise. I’m very thankful that drugs like acid and mushrooms, which actually break down addictive behaviour patterns, make me as confident and empowered as coke makes most people I know (minus the abrasive ego inflation).
My friends say my brain is on backwards.
But yeah. In short, less is more.
Very interesting question. I’ve been thinking about it a lot recently. I got into green a year or two ago and smoked quite a bit (4-5 times a week) last year and have cut down this year. I love the high and have it now as a treat with buddies, I don’t buy it for just me. I like it that way – I make sure I stay as motivated as possible and get shit done. I’m a med student as well so I know for sure that it’s possible to stay productive and get high. Happy highs.
I find myself doing the same thing; trying to find that perfect equilibrium. Im 24 years old and am in grad school. I do very well in school and have been smoking cannabis since my undergraduate years. I have come to realize that I probably am more productive without cannabis in my life. However, without cannabis in my life I would without a doubt be more stressed. Smoking is such a relief after a long day. Smoking also makes me think differently while I do my course work. I think of things that I probably couldn’t have thought while sober. I write alot of my thoughts down while high so I can remember them while sober and what I have found is that I am way more creative in my thinking. I probably smoke 6 days a week. Even if I can get by going through grad school with being able to smoke cannabis I know I wont be able to in the workforce due to drug testing regulations :( What sucks is that I really love my field of study but also love cannabis. When the time comes I will take the job over being able to smoke. Yet, it also upsets me that society (employers) can regulate my life so much; especially my free time. There are 168 hours in a week and unless my future employers plan on paying me for all of those hours, I feel that I should be able to smoke on my free time. If they want to control my life while I am on the clock getting paid, then so be it. They are paying for work and work is what I shall do for them. But controlling my free time…. Ugh the thought of that haunts me. But yea… balance is key forsure when smoking the ganja.
I agree with Tuesle, less is more. However, in response to the original post there’s nothing wrong with not “actually doing anything.” In fact not doing anything at all (sitting in a chair at a table) is basically meditating, and very good for you. Sometimes i get high and just sit there, or lay in the grass, and i know this is time well spent, i hope i’m making sense. Sometimes when i get high i play the piano, or read, that is also time well spent, and goes great with being high. However, getting high and playing videogames until your feeling lame, then getting up and eating, then watching TV, is a waste of weed!!!
Thanks @tuesle. Thats great advice. I also share the same views about psychedelics, the benefits if used properly can be immense. Glad to hear a bit about your story as well.
@hollowinfinity Thats a good point about moderation. Yes you are right some people are more susceptible to becoming a “burn out” if you will. Even after they quit they still seem to have an everlasting after glow.
Cool @wheninrome,thats applicable insight that I can potentially use to apply in my life. I wish you the best for your future. Thanks, happy smoking.
Wow @earthpsyche, our stories seem so similar. Age, cannabis use over the years, its marked ability to broaden creativity,and then the advent of a fulfilling career without it. All I can say is that I am happy for most, if not all of the time I have spent with mary; but am also more excited to lead a fulfilling life without it because of those eventual job restrictions. I agree that it provides a very comforting form of stress relief and it just seems not near as much can get to you on a daily basis. I guess only time can tell! Lets just hope its legality and acceptance continues to spread sooner than later! Thanks for the post!
@nutsosteel I never really thought about it that way, but it makes perfect sense. I’ll just keep the nothing pure without distractions when I choose to do it. Allow me to my thoughts! I agree with your activities I feel as time well spent when I am smoking, I just need to make sure I’m keeping my time spent well with no food/tv binges like you say! haha
I appreciate the replies, all of it has helped.
I feel like I was in this same situation not too long ago. There is a way to smoke weed every day and be just as productive, and its just called priorities. Smoke at night when you know everything you needed to do during the day is complete. Weed is suppose to relax you. You’re not going to get things done when you’re relaxed all the time. So keep tokin’ man, marijuana is a beautiful thing.