I believe that in order to properly address my PTSD, I need to do more than just medicate with cannabis.
To successfully function with my type of PTSD, I focus on every opportunity around me to control my symptoms and improve overall.
This includes: therapy; cannabis; exercise; veganism; tapping; self-affirmation; and, of course, a circle of friends for support.
It’s also important to have a hobby, or a creative outlet to release all of that wild energy.
It’s lucky for me that my brothers have paved the way for me to discover a hobby/outlet that’s now becoming more popular than ever -Jiujitsu!
In bjj, no one wants to be known as “the person who hurts everyone”, aka, the super-tense guy who may have something to prove.
You see, when you are attempting to imitate something the professor just demonstrated, you must relax.
When you relax your mind and body, the execution becomes easier, and you are far less likely to hurt yourself or your rolling partner -especially in vulnerable positions involving the neck.
I smoke a joint about an hour or two before class, and by the time I’m there, I’m focused, relaxed, and ready to learn something new.
Jiujitsu is not an aggressive, dangerous sport, unless you plan on competing. Jiujitsu is all about gratitude, humility, self-defense, and self-control.
One of my brothers got to compete in what’s called: Mundials, or The World Championship of Jiujitsu.
He may be my little brother, but I sooooo secretly look up to him.
Jiujitsu is not a striking sport (no one gets hit) & you learn gratitude and humility while making a bunch of close friends.
The point I’m trying to make, I suppose, is that: 1) cannabis is now considered a “performance enhancing” drug; and, 2) it takes more than medicating with Cannabis to battle PTSD.
Guess what, though?
If you are struggling with this awful brain injury called #ptsd you are not alone, or less than.
You deserve support.
You deserve self care.
You deserve self love.
You deserve to be happy.
Just start with: “I deserve”, and go from there. ️🤙 - 2 hours ago