Weed can be a comforting escape from the stresses of daily life.
But for some of us, what starts as a casual habit can easily turn into a crutch that we rely on to feel ok.
The overuse of cannabis can have negative impacts on physical and mental health, relationships, and even professional success.
As someone who has experienced firsthand the downsides of overusing weed, I’m here to share some tips for reducing your use and mitigating those negative consequences.
- Set clear goals: Determine why you want to moderate your cannabis use, whether it’s to improve your productivity or decrease the negative effects of overuse. Setting clear goals can help you stay motivated and accountable.
- Track your use: There’s a quote that says “What gets measured gets managed“. So keep a journal or log of your cannabis use to gain a better understanding of your consumption patterns. This can help you identify triggers and patterns that may lead to overuse.
- Create a schedule: Establish a schedule for when and how much cannabis you will consume. This can help you control your use and avoid overindulging.
- Use lower potency strains or CBD flower: Consider using strains with lower THC and higher CBD content to reduce the risk of potential negative side effects. Microdosing weed can also be very useful for reducing use. If you’re used to dabbing or vaping extracts, move back to flower.
- Try other methods of consumption: Experiment with different methods of consuming cannabis, such as edibles, tinctures or dry herb vapes, which may allow you to achieve your desired effects with smaller amounts of cannabis.
- Take breaks: Consider taking breaks from cannabis use to help reduce your tolerance and give your body a chance to reset.
- Find alternative activities: Find other activities to engage in when you would normally use cannabis, such as exercise, art, or spending time with friends and family.
- Seek support: Consider seeking support from a therapist, support group, or loved ones who can help you stay accountable and motivated. My book and course could also help.
In conclusion, while weed can provide a comforting escape from daily stresses, overusing it can have negative impacts on health, relationships, and career.
Therefore, it is essential to moderate your use to mitigate those negative consequences.
By following these tips, you can reduce your cannabis use and lead a healthier, happier life.
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