The Cannabis Cleanse Diaries: Committing to Yourself

The Cannabis Cleanse Diaries

Day 22


Happy Wednesday to all!

It’s now officially been over a week since I’ve posted about Cannabis Cleansing, for which I do sincerely apologize. I had told myself that I would continue blogging and doing watercolor hand lettering each day while on the road, but then bringing in my scanner for a seventh load from the car in 15 inches just didn’t seem worth it. I told myself I’d continue Instagramming style photos during the summit and blog each night about the day we had at the Women Grow Leadership Summit – but then it was 10:30 pm or later before I got to my destination and an early morning awaited me each day, so I chose to sleep instead. I was frustrated with myself for not doing those tasks I had committed to on my list – but then I remembered the cleanse principles.  

“I will practice positive self-talk. I will be conscious of negative self-talk and determine to be kinder and more forgiving of myself,” was the first that came to mind as I began lecturing myself. But then I got to thinking that maybe we should add a principle, too.

 

“I will do what’s best for my well-being in each moment.”

Sure, I had committed myself to blogging and Instagramming during the Summit – but at the end of a 16 hour day, it was honestly much better for my health that I get that extra hour of sleep before waking up to do it all over again. And while some people may have been disappointed not to see a recap of the day, I am now able to take the time the summit deserves to write a comprehensive overview of those amazing three days that is quality and not just scribbled out with what little brain power I had left that night.

Thankfully, I had access to fabulous concentrates during this time that really helped my brain wind down at night and allowed me fall asleep. During high-pressure times like these, I am often restless while I sleep, subconsciously waking myself up every hour out of paranoia of being late. But high-CBD strains like Charlotte’s Web and Ambulance helped calm my body and mind before bed, and I was able to wake up refreshed and ready for the day.

 

We all make commitments - every day.

But we need to remember that our most important and first commitment is the one with ourselves, to take care of and nurture our own selves so that we can have the capacity to tend to other commitments. It can be difficult in the heat of a deadline or seemingly never-ending to-do list, but remember that taking care of yourself isn’t being lazy – when you’ve worked all day and night and your body is telling you that you’re tired, you need to take it upon yourself to listen and respond to that need – even if it means waiting another day to write that blog post.


What are some of your favorite strains for a good night’s rest? Comment below or share a picture #cannabiscleanse :) 

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