Autumnal Equinox: Relaxation Tips for Fall

Autumn has officially arrived. It’s the time of year when we put away our flip-flops and bust out the sweaters. It’s time to say your final farewell to summer and say hello to shorter days, longer nights.

It’s also a good time to recalibrate your body. As the seasons change and the weather gets cooler, our bodies and minds often struggle to make the transition. While there are many techniques that can help minimize stress and maximize enjoyment of the moments that roll up into a lifetime, cannabis can play a key role in creating a more relaxed and happier you.

Marijuana For Stress

The goal here is simple: Learn to tame stress, that primitive instinct that once served to protect our species but now bedevils modern humans in many ways, as Harvard Health notes on its website:

“Chronic stress can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease. It can dampen the immune system, increasing susceptibility to colds and other common infections. It can contribute to asthma, digestive disorders, cancer, and other health problems. New research even supports the notion that high levels of stress somehow speed up the aging process.”

For a growing number of Americans, cannabis has become the best option for moderating moods. And the good news is that it is easy to incorporate marijuana for relaxation into simple autumn rituals. Here are just a few examples:

Enjoying the changing colors of the season

Late September and early October is prime time to see nature in all its beauty – especially in eastern Washington. Take a break and bask in the awesome glory of autumn’s kaleidoscope of colors. Pack a picnic and let Mother Nature entertain your senses.

Are you a sports fan?

For sports enthusiasts, this time of year is heaven. College football and NFL season are in full swing. Baseball playoffs are around the corner. NHL and NBA begin in October. Put on your favorite team attire, invite some friends over. Instead of binging on beer, give recreational cannabis a try. Bonus: You will avoid the next-day booze hangover. (NOTE: Recreational cannabis is only recommended in US States where it is legal.)

Binge watch horror flicks

There is nothing more fun than a scary-movie marathon on a cold, rainy autumn night. Turn the lights off and enjoy a small dose of cannabis. It won’t matter how many times you have seen Dawn of the Dead. Added bonus: The campier the movie, the more you’ll chuckle.

Rake leaves with a smile on your face

Cannabis can turn the most boring chore into one of the best forms of therapy. Put on your favorite pair of old jeans, enjoy a low dose of cannabis, put in your earbuds and grab a rake. Added bonus: Jumping into a pile of freshly raked leaves is fun. I don’t care how old you are. Especially after a little cannabis.

Stake firewood

Like raking leaves, stacking firewood is one of those fall chores that can be mind-numbingly boring. But after a little recreational cannabis, it becomes an elaborate game. Time flies by and the stack looks absolutely beautiful.

Visit a pumpkin patch or corn maze

At the pumpkin patch, look for the most beautifully, perfect, symmetrical gourd. And then look for the homeliest, wart-filled one. Look for one that looks like a celebrity’s face. You will giggle like a child. And if there is a corn maze near you, by all means go there. You will enjoy the puzzle even more. (NOTE: Please recruit a designated driver if you plan on getting in a car.)

All these activities and many more will be more fun with just a little cannabis boost.

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