By Alden Linn, Owner, World of Weed
If you spend any time on Instagram, then you may feel the only way to practice self-care is to take an aesthetics-focused bubble bath — and post a picture so everyone can see, of course.
But, that’s definitely not the case. While a good bubble bath can be relaxing, that’s not the only way to practice self-care. There is also no right or wrong way to do it.
The benefits of focusing on the self – of taking the time for self-care – are numerous. Research shows the more we practice self-care, the more productive, imaginative, and confident we become. We make more sound decisions, foster stronger and healthier relationships, and communicate effectively.
Sounds great, right?
It is, but it can be tough to know where to start. Here, we share self-care tips for stoners, ranging from getting more sleep to indulging in a morning wake-and-bake.
Whether you can add them into your daily routine or only have time for them once a month, incorporate these self-care tips for stoners into your life to help yourself feel better whenever you need it — and even when you don’t.
1. Get more sleep
So many people think hitting that snooze button a bunch is the easier, gentler way to wake up. In actuality, this causes your sleep to be disrupted, leaving you feeling groggy and sluggish throughout the day.
Instead, get more sleep by setting your alarm to the time you actually wake up. Your body will grow accustomed to waking up at that time, leaving you with more energy throughout the day.
2. Indulge in a morning Wake and Bake
Start your day off with relaxation, euphoria, and energy — start your day with a Wake and Bake. Read our earlier post for the Secret to a Good Wake ‘n’ Bake. Don’t forget to drink a glass of water!
3. Smoke premium flower
When it comes to buying weed in Tacoma, or anywhere for that matter, why would you settle for anything less than the best? Stop by World of Weed for premium flower, and other marijuana products, and don’t forget to read our practical guide to picking potent pot. Treat yourself.
4. Open the blinds
As soon as you wake up, open your blinds or curtains. Even just five minutes of sunlight when you wake up raises your Vitamin D levels and balances your cortisol levels.
5. Take fire dabs
Just as with your flower, don’t settle for anything less than the best when picking your dabs. You want clean, potent, and terpy concentrates to get the long-lasting, great high you want. Read our guide to picking the best dabs for extra help.
6. Get a side hustle
Engaging in hobbies you genuinely enjoy has been proven to reduce stress and can activate genes that raise your immunity and decrease any inflammation.
Plus, bringing in some extra money never hurts. Not sure what you’d do? Start out decorating stash jars or hand-blowing glass pendants.
7. Create a gratitude journal
Get a notebook or journal that catches your eye, and turn that into a gratitude journal. Each day, write down at least five things you are grateful for (or that made you happy) that day. This helps put things into perspective, and is helpful to reflect on when things get tough.
They don’t have to be profound things, either. Something as simple as, “Bought some fire weed from World of Weed,” works just fine.
8. Treat yourself
Head to your favorite Tacoma dispensary, and treat yourself to a shiny, new bong, pipe, or rig. Whatever strikes your fancy.
9. Exercise for at least 30 minutes each day
Yes, we know this doesn’t sound very relaxing. But, it’s important to get your body moving for 30 minutes each day to raise your heart rate and keep your body functioning at an optimal level. Without exercise, your body gets sluggish and you start feeling crappy and unmotivated. So, pack some pre-rolls and take a nice walk.
10. Practice meditation
Meditation has a long list of benefits, including reducing stress, controlling anxiety, and managing pain. Taking even just fifteen minutes each day to breathe and meditate will make such a big difference. Smoke a fat bowl, and then find your calm.
With Christmas coming, be sure and add World of Weed to your list of places to shop. World of Weed has been voted the #1 pot shop in the state out of 400+ retail stores on Leafly.com for 2016 and 2017. Visit in person at 3202 Portland Ave. E., check out www.WorldofWeed.com.