5 tips to taking a tolerance break
Think it’s time for a t-break?
If you’re someone who could benefit from a tolerance break for whatever reason, we’ve compiled a few tips to get you through the time it takes to reset your endocannabinoid receptors so you can resume your love affair with Mary Jane.
UNDERSTAND IT MIGHT NOT BE EASY
I think everyone who’s ever said they’re going to take a tolerance break knows about the whole mentality of “weed’s not addictive, I can quit whenever I want” mentality…but when it comes down to actually doing it, they realize it’s harder than they might’ve expected.
Here’s the thing, though. Anything you do day in and day out is going to be difficult to stop doing.
This goes for being glued to your cell phone 24/7, drinking coffee every day, eating, and all the other things you do on a daily basis. Our bodies and minds crave that which is familiar.
Keep this in mind on your tolerance break. Even after a few days when that voice creeps in to remind you of how much better life is when you wake and bake…do your best not to listen.
Weed will still be there in the mornings when your tolerance break is over. Just make sure you go in knowing it might not be as easy.
But it can be done. And you’re likely to thank yourself when it’s over. Talk about a whole new level of appreciation.
CONSIDER CUTTING DOWN BEFORE QUITTING COLD TURKEY
Heavy consumers may want to consider cutting down gradually before cutting out THC cold turkey.
Pick a date you want to start your tolerance break and begin cutting down your consumption a couple weeks beforehand.
Cutting down gives your body and endocannabinoid system time to adjust and makes actually “quitting” for a bit a far easier process.
If you’re someone who likes to smoke in the morning, start to skip out on the weed first thing. Wait until mid-day, and over the course of a couple weeks get to the point where you’re only taking a couple hits before bed.
Trust us. We speak from experience. Slowly cutting down and giving your body time to adjust is MUCH easier than quitting all at once.
REMOVE ALL WEED AND POT PARAPHERNALIA FROM YOUR HOUSE AND IMMEDIATE SURROUNDINGS
When it comes time to actually stop consuming cannabis altogether, it’s vital to remove all your cannabis and everything associated with it either out of the house or out of view.
The whole “out of sight, out of mind” thing is something to really keep in mind when you’re taking a tolerance break.
Consider moving everything into the garage or another room in your house. This includes any flower, concentrate, oil, papers, pipes, bongs, dab rigs, and the like. It’s pretty easy to stay tempted when you can see your favorite bong staring back at you.
Whether in your house, car, or wherever else you’re privy to stashing your stash…get rid of it.
If you can’t trust yourself not to get it out of its hiding spot, give it to a friend to hold onto for you until your tolerance break over.
STAY BUSY/GET CREATIVE/ENGAGE IN NEW ACTIVITY
If you’re a regular cannabis consumer, your first t-break can be strange. There’s suddenly such a different perspective of time.
Sometimes you’ll feel this rush of energy that can make you feel like you don’t know what to do with yourself.
During your THC tolerance break, it’s important to stay busy. Take up a new hobby, organize that closet you keep putting off, engage in some arts and crafts, do whatever it is you’ve been thinking about doing but possibly put off because you were high all the time.
Not only will this keep your mind occupied, but can is also an awesome way to create new habits.
When you do start consuming again, you can bring these new habits with you (because any regular consumer knows that weed makes doing something you love just that much better).
KEEP FOCUSED AND COMMITTED
While taking a THC tolerance break isn’t as easy as it might sound at first, staying committed to doing it can be more rewarding than you might think.
You will be tempted to consume during the time you take a break. Do yourself a favor and don’t give into these urges.
Stay focused and understand that the discipline it takes to keep your commitment will have a significant impact on all areas of your life.
You’re not quitting cannabis for good. You’re just taking a break.
When it’s over, you’ll realize just how worth it the break really was the first time you light up.