Let’s be real. 2020 was… a lot. A lot of stress, a lot of anxiety, a lot of unknowns; and just a lot of everything. If there were ever a year to refocus, reshift, and regroup: it’s 2021. Whatever happens this year, as long as you have some control over your life, you can feel a whole lot better. If you have goals for this year, and aren’t sure where to begin, you need to be committed to changing your daily habits. Crushing your goals (even the smallest of ones) can empower and position you for a prosperous year. Even if you have a rock solid plan for your 2021, these tips will help you, too!
Cannabis is a great tool to integrate into your wellness plan, as it can be used for so many different things and in so many different ways. Depending on what cannabis product you use, you can use it to wake up and refresh, or to unwind and relax. Let’s discuss a few of the different ways you can use cannabis to support your new year’s resolutions!
Use cannabis before a workout
Unless you’re a fitness enthusiast, you probably struggle sometimes to get yourself up and moving! And even if you are a gym rat, you know there are some days you just don’t want to go. Pantry’s vegan jellies are enhanced with a sativa cultivar, and provide that uplifting and alert feeling you need to get yourself moving and ready for the day. Cannabis can also improve focus, so using the appropriate amount right before you hit the gym can help you get the most out of your workout. You can also use cannabis to help your muscles recover from a workout, as research has shown cannabis to reduce inflammation. This study, for example, says while more research is definitely needed, “Overall, cannabinoids have exhibited significant potential to be used as novel anti-inflammatory agents.” If you have the choice, opt for indicas instead of sativas when recovering from a workout. Indicas are typically very high in CBD, and CBD really works to relieve that inflammation. However, cannabis is anti-inflammatory in nature anyways, and any cannabis you can get your hands on will do!
You can use cannabis to stick to your bedtime
Many of us are trying to get more sleep, but that involves actually sticking to your bedtime. Whether you simply aren't tired, you’re tossing and turning, too overwhelmed and too distracted to focus on sleep, or you just don’t want to go to bed at the time you’re supposed to - sometimes it can be hard to stick to your goals. Popping a few of Pantry’s keto bites will encourage your body to get the sleep it deserves, and enjoy a decadent bedtime treat in the process. Believe us, you definitely deserve it. When incorporating cannabis into your bedtime routine, opt for predominantly indica strain, if you’re able, to avoid energizing your mind and body.
Choose a Pantry snack to curb cravings and crush your diet
We’ve already mentioned eating our keto bites and jellies, but if you’re trying to eat a healthy diet in 2021 - you especially need to eat Pantry’s snacks! Choose between our vegan jellies, or our keto bites. These are the treats for those looking to improve their diet, and they’ll give you that sweetness you need without the junk! We also have limited edition products like our infused olive oil to add some healthy fat to your meals. Loading up on healthy fat will help you feel full for much longer, which reduces the urge to fill yourself on unhealthy foods! All of Pantry’s snacks feature sustainable ingredients, low-sugar, and in some cases, free of common allergens like dairy and gluten. The snacks have been developed by world renowned chefs, so your healthy snacks don’t actually taste healthy. How’s that for keeping your healthy snack resolutions? Too easy. Remember, all of our products and snacks are infused with cannabis to enhance your wellness goals, so use them cautiously and with wisdom.
Use cannabis to replace smoking cigarettes
We want to emphasize that we are not suggesting that cannabis can help you quit smoking. While there may be preliminary research to suggest that, that has not been proven and we are not advertising that as being true. However, many cigarette smokers need something to replace cigarettes as they quit, as they need something to take the edge off, and many experts agree that cannabis can be a healthier alternative than cigarettes.
It is very important that you speak with a cannabis-educated healthcare professional before attempting this. There are plenty of nurses that offer cannabis consulting services to people who are looking to introduce cannabis into their lifestyle, (try Nurse 411) and would be glad to help you navigate quitting smoking by using cannabis if they deem it appropriate for your circumstances. You can also choose to use hemp-derived CBD flower if using THC is a concern for you.
Use cannabis to reduce stress and be more present
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone that isn’t looking to be more present in their daily life. A lot of people even make this one of their new year’s resolutions! This one can be hard, though. It isn’t always easy to remember to be present, especially if you’re stressed in other areas of your life. Whether you’re distracted, stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, or simply uninterested, it can be hard to remain present and focused on what’s in front of us. Using cannabis in a responsible way can help us to let our guard down, reduce the existential crisis in our mind, and shut off the noise that keeps us from fully engaging.
Remember that everyone’s journey to accomplishing their goals doesn’t look the same, so don’t compare your walk with the walk of others. Instead, compare yourself to yesterday and be a better you than yesterday. We encourage everyone to talk with cannabis-educated healthcare professional before incorporating cannabis into your routine.