How To Have An Optimal Weed Tolerance Break - HØJ

How To Have An Optimal Weed Tolerance Break

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If you have been smoking marijuana for a while, it is more likely that you have already gone through these. The amount of weed you used in the past does not make the same effect anymore. As you smoke with more regularity the more weed you will need. In response to constant exposure to THC, our body decreases the number of cannabinoid receptors.

Not all marijuana users reach the point where they feel less effect from using cannabis. Some occasional smokers can enjoy weed for years without feeling much of a difference in the intensity of their highs. There are several factors that determine whether you can benefit from taking a tolerance break.

This includes the biology of each person, the amount and frequency of consumption, and the THC content of the variety consumed. These factors among others will influence the trajectory of your cannabis tolerance break.


Why take a tolerance break ?

When THC is consumed, this cannabinoid binds to CB1 receptors in the brain, causing an increase in dopamine, leading to the sensation of high. But when the body is constantly exposed to THC, the endocannabinoid system adapts by reducing the number of CB1 receptors.

As a result, there are fewer receptors that can be activated by THC. So, despite smoking more and more weed, users will experience less effects. Taking a tolerance break allows the ECS time to recover and restore normal levels of CB1 receptors.

To start a weed tolerance break, stop using cannabis for at least two days. Current research shows that CB1 receptors rapidly return to a state of tolerance to cannabis after 48 hours of abstinence. This means that your tolerance should return to normality after two days.

Although researchers have not studied cannabis tolerance breaks, taking a 48-hour break every 30 days can help manage tolerance and mitigate physical dependance.


Manage better your life

Personally, I try to avoid smoking for more than two weeks without taking a break. I have had periods of smoking daily for two years. I have also quit for 6 months. Last time I stopped smoking for one whole year. I know the emotional and cognitive differences of both lifestyles. And trust me breaks are good. It is not a drama; it is just better.

Nowadays more mature, I prioritize having balance in my life and in the way I live. I am aware of the importance of my functionality. I do smoke, but I avoid long periods without a break. I avoid cravings from smoking at all costs, I don't let any substance control me. I think being strong internally is important.

So if you are interested in having a weed break tolerance, I can help you by giving you advice and alternatives that have helped me.


STEP 1: Know your situation

Some people may need this step for others may be an exaggeration. I'm talking of getting rid of all the weed you have. You can also give it to your friends, so they enjoy it. I mean, weed is not crack and the less you need is drama. Just do what is the best for you. I did this radical practice because I wanted to be able to sleep without smoking. And it is easy, I just stood woke for one complete night. The other day I slept without smoking, the other day too. I mean, weed abstinence is a joke. If there is no weed I will not smoke as simple as that.


STEP 2: Stay busy

The first days are the only difficult ones. The good thing is that it is only one or two days that you could feel some anxiety. As I have already said, marijuana abstinence is not severe. However, you can avoid it by distracting yourself.

For example, I will take advantage of  a family trip to take my break. Eventually, when I get back, I won't smoke for as much time as I can. One or two weeks is the perfect time. I'm not avoiding weed, just ignoring it.

You can make activities in which smoking is completely unnecessary. Just two days after this, you won't even remember you are in a tolerance break.


STEP 3: Talk to a friend (makes abstinence easier)

Your first two days prioritize rest. At least 7 hours of sleep a day, it might also fight anxiety. These first days you should practice breathing exercises and some meditation. If after keeping busy the desire to smoke does not disappear, talk to someone you trust.

You can also use the AA program as placebo. It's not that you are an addict, but we must admit it has powerful foundations for many areas of life, not just addictions but as character as well. Character, you need for this mission. I stopped smoking tobacco with what I learned from the 12 steps. I mean, just apply this tool for what your necessities are, you know, be practical, use everything you have in your reach.


STEP 4: Prepare yourself a delicious meal as a reward

Another way to accomplish this mission is to set rewards. After each day, especially the first ones, I recommend rewarding yourself with one of your favorite meals. It is better to prepare it yourself instead of ordering it from a restaurant.

The ritual of going to buy the ingredients and preparing it yourself will help you settle down. It will put you in a more introspective mood and your thoughts will begin to flow. Be attentive because what you think determines your progress.


Step 5: Exercise

If the benefits of physical exercise existed in pill form, doctors would prescribe them to everyone. Exercise keeps the body healthy and toned, improves mood, and releases a cocktail of chemicals throughout the body that makes us feel better.

Aerobic exercise increases the levels of endocannabinoids in the body, including anandamide, known as the happiness molecule. Going for a run, bike ride, swim or walk provides a natural high without the need to smoke a joint.


STEP 6: Connect with yourself

Take advantage of this time to reflect on life, what things prevent you from moving forward, and where you want to go in the future. Meditate, take contemplative walks, keep a journal, and try to come to terms with any problems you have with other people. In the end you will be a totally new person.

Weed hits everyone in a different way. And on most occasions weed is not the “antagonist” it is your traumatic childhood, weed just uncover or reveal the realest and deepest part of yourself, even things consciously you don't remember or you unconsciously try to hide or forget.

So, don't get mad about weed, thank her for letting you see and learn how to use it better. Don 't worry if you have problems with weed, neither compare yourself with others. I mean, thoughts like why I get like this and most people look to enjoy it so much. Everybody has their own trauma, and most of the time people hide it. So just agree with yourself and work on what you have to work on because we are here to learn and evolve as humans. 


Author: Pipo

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