Ready to try cannabinoids for productivity? Here’s where to start.
1. DELTA 8 THC
Delta 8 THC is similar to delta 9 THC but provides a calmer effect. It’s perfect for those that find marijuana too potent or don’t have legal access to it. The only problem — don’t take too much, or you’ll end up lethargic.
We suggest sticking to about 10–15 mg of D8 for this effect. That works out to around half of one of our delta 8 THC gummies.
2. DELTA 9 THC
Delta 9 THC is the cannabinoid in marijuana that causes the high. It’s great for new ideas but can be overwhelming, so it’s best to stick with even lower doses if you want to be productive instead of couch-locked.
3. DELTA 10 THC
Here’s another isomer of delta 9, meaning they’re alike in many ways. However, delta 10 tends to be more open and divergent. Delta 8 and 9 are more relaxing and introspective.
Start with 10 mg first and note how it makes you feel.
CBG can stimulate the adrenergic receptors, making it cause a boost similar to coffee, though weaker. Unlike those previously mentioned, CBG won’t cause a high and is unlikely to make you sleepy if you take too much.
Our Mars Delta 8 Energy Gummies are a great way to take CBG (and other cannabinoids) for this effect.
CBD is one of the more researched and acclaimed hemp products widely available on today’s market. This compound doesn’t exert as much of a noticeable effect as the other cannabinoids and is entirely non-psychoactive.
HHC, or hexahydrocannabinol, is one of the lesser-known cannabinoids, but it is certainly one of the more unique ones. People associate a more “cerebral” feeling with its use, but there are few studies on it.
It was developed and patented in 1947 by Roger Adams but only recently jumped in popularity. Its effects are similar to delta 9 in higher doses but more like delta 8 in lower doses. You’ll most likely find HHC vape carts, which makes it easy to start with very low doses.
The molecular structure of this cannabinoid sets itself apart with unique effects compared to other cannabinoids. While it can cause some effects similar to delta 9, it’s less intoxicating overall, and some people claim it makes them feel sharper. The common dose range is 15-20 mg.
TIPS ON HOW TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE
Being productive means much more than just creating or doing something. While we may be very adept at whatever we do — computer programming, welding, graphic design, painting — actually convincing ourselves to do those things can be a different story.
Striving toward productivity also means incorporating healthy habits and practices into our daily life.
1. KNOW WHAT YOU’RE WORKING FOR
When you’re struggling with being productive, it can help to take a step back and remember everything that you are working toward. To that end, having goals can keep us in line with being our best selves.
2. BREAK BIG GOALS INTO SMALLER GOALS
Draft up or imagine some of the bigger picture goals you are working toward. What is required to make it up that hill? Break your goal down into the smallest thing you can do right now that will put you in the direction of your goal: earning money, applying for a job, starting a project, finishing homework, or maybe researching your next painting.
3. KEEP TRACK OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS
It’s best to reflect on your goals and accomplishments every once in a while. Keeping a journal or record of your progress can prove useful for adjusting your approach, but it can also be a great morale boost to see how far you have come when you get discouraged.
4. TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH
Staying in good working order is naturally an important step. Simple things like keeping a healthy diet, working out and staying active, and staying hydrated go the furthest toward staying productive. Taking care of yourself is the first key to productivity. Put your health first, and you’ll be poised for productivity.
5. TAKE A BREAK
Take a walk, have a snack, step outside for a moment and take a deep breath. Give yourself the room to forget whatever issues you have at bay, even for a few minutes. This can work wonders for staying on task when you need to. When you can, let yourself get off task. Let your mind wander when you walk around the neighborhood; give yourself space to relax.
6. DON’T OVERTHINK, JUST START
Many may struggle with figuring out the “first step” in their goals. There may be a picture-perfect image in your head of what you want to be, but you have no clue how to get there. Instead of being paralyzed by the choices, opt to act. Just do the first thing you can do that will further your goals, even if it’s small. That small action will build momentum and take you to the next step.
7. PRIORITIZE SLEEP
Focusing on getting a good night’s sleep is, hands down, the most underrated thing you can do to improve your ability to be productive and creative during the day. Sleep is extremely important for optimal brain function. Losing just one hour of sleep each night has a noticeable impact on our ability to stay focused, enter productive flow states, and process memories.
Check out our Neptune Sleep Gummies to leverage the power of CBN and CBD each night.
KEY TAKEAWAYS: CAN CANNABINOIDS HELP ME BE MORE PRODUCTIVE?
Overall, and when approached responsibly, cannabinoids can help one feel more creative. Studies show their use can spark the parts of our brain associated with creating new ideas and connecting concepts in new ways.
In the end, it takes some individual experimentation to find that sweet spot in managing our thoughts and productivity.
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