I smoked marijuana consistently with my friends during my junior and senior year and it gave me anxiety and depression from emotions that were overwhelming. After I graduated this year I told myself “Ok, are you just going to let these emotions continue to fuck you up mentally or are you going to face them toe to toe?”
And I faced them by meditating and isolated myself from friends and family for a little while. The isolation was nothing personal, I just needed some time to myself to figure out what caused the emotions and anxiety. After a little while of meditation and isolation, I observed that I had been getting anxious over the dumbest things and I just never had time to myself to handle them. Meditating and having creating spare time to figure yourself out is key to getting over anxiety and depression! Swear to god! – C.S.
You’ve discovered the time-honored approach of going inward and making time to be alone with yourself! Sounds like you created this healing for yourself without cannabis as a tool in the equation.
I do find it intriguing that it was the cannabis early-on that actually showed you the things you needed to work on it … the anxiety and depression. And you then set the cannabis aside and embraced meditation and “alone time” in order to heal. This is what our “field reports” are all about – sharing our explorations in order to help others find their way. Thank you!
With Love, Becca