Marijuana is contemplative.  If you have something on your mind that you’d rather ignore than deal with, it’ll be placed on a pedestal once you smoke.  You can’t lie to yourself with marijuana.  That’s scary.  It scared me at first - but I’ve learned to embrace and use it.  It’s important for self-improvement because it induces honesty allows for inner contemplation.


Before I go into the relationship between marijuana’s contemplative nature and fitness, I’d like to touch on some other benefits of a post-workout smoke.  First off, the combination of marijuana and endorphins is magical – for both thoughts and feelings.  The body creates endorphins naturally during physical activity.  Second, it’s super effective for recovery – its anti-inflammatory properties are amazing.


I love the contemplative nature of marijuana and utilize it after I work out.  It lets me answer important questions honestly - Did I accomplish what I wanted?  If I wanted a rigorous workout, did I push through physical and mental barriers?  What went well during my workout?  What can I improve on?  Did I stick to my plan or alter it?  If I altered it, were the alterations for the better or worse?  –  these are important questions.  If you want to grow and progress as an athlete, these are the questions you need to ask yourself and answer honestly.  These questions will help step up your fitness game.  They will help you push yourself harder.  They will teach you about your mind and body.  Most importantly, they will help you improve.


This type of assessment doesn’t strictly apply to fitness.  These are the types of questions you should ask yourself about everything that’s important.  If something is important to you, you should want to get better at it.  If you don’t want to improve at it, maybe it’s not all that important. This applies to any skill, relationship, job, etc.  The opportunity for inward thinking created by marijuana’s ability to expose the truth is geared for self improvement.  Remember – honesty is a prerequisite for effective inner contemplation.


It is difficult to be honest with yourself.  It’s natural to seek out comfort, and honesty isn’t always comfortable.  The truth isn’t always happy.  Some truths are happy.  Some are sad, irritating, anger-inducing, etc. – these are the most important to confront.  Facing difficult truths, dealing with them, and accepting them is an important part of growth and self improvement.  It’s a step towards happiness.

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