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Stuck on a Creative Project? How Medical Marijuana Can Help You Get That Breakthrough
Hitting a mental roadblock on a creative project can be immensely frustrating. Imagination and originality don’t always arrive on-demand. Whether you’re working on a deadline, or are stuck on a passion project you’ve already put your heart and soul into, it can be disheartening when inspiration runs dry.
Did you know studies have shown medical marijuana can provide a much needed boost to your creative muscles? There’s an old stereotype that “getting high can open up your mind, man.” Well, sometimes stereotypes are true.
But don’t take that old cliche’s word for it. There are scientifically-backed studies that show cannabis can improve mood, relax anxiety, and get your creative juices flowing.
If you’re stuck on a creative project, getting your Missouri medical marijuana card could provide the inspiration you need to get the job done. No matter what the project is - if your creativity seems to be hitting obstacles, you owe it to yourself to see if cannabis could provide the breakthrough you need.
Cannabis increases dopamine - a major creativity enhancer.
When we feel good, we tend to give ourselves permission to create without limits. The THC contained in marijuana stimulates dopamine production, which improves mood and enhances our mindset. Simply put, cannabis improves our overall sense of wellbeing.
Cannabis is brain fuel.
Marijuana increases blood flow to the brain’s frontal lobe, which is directly linked to something called “creative divergent thinking.” This is the type of thinking that helps with free-writing, brainstorming, and coming up with alternative solutions and “out of the box” thinking.
When brainstorming ideas, it is important to let your mind wander with infinite possibilities. If you are constantly thinking about WHY something WON’T work, you limit the mental leaps and paths your brain might take, and cut yourself off from those breakthrough thoughts.
Psychology Today published a profile detailing a study which showed cannabis increases out of the box thinking. Consuming marijuana produces psychotomimetic symptoms. These symptoms tend to lead to connecting seemingly unrelated concepts and increase divergent thinking, which is paramount when coming up with creative concepts.
This means that medical marijuana increases the likelihood of coming up with a new idea or association, because it allows the brain to think freely, connecting things in ways it normally wouldn’t. Simply put, cannabis allows us to think without limitations, which is the goal of brainstorming.
Marijuana Increases Focus
Cannabis can allow you to relax, and increase your focus. It can be frustrating to sit down to work on a creative project, only to find yourself distracted by outside tasks or unhelpful thoughts. Marijuana can help you settle down and concentrate on the task at-hand. Cannabis is so effective at increasing focus that many college students are even using it to help them study.
Cannabis can help with creative speedbumps.
Life happens on its own schedule. Sometimes, conditions beyond our control can get in the way of our creative goals. Luckily, many of those conditions can be effectively treated with medical marijuana. Here are some common creative speedbumps that cannabis can help with:
Chronic pain can be a major hurdle when it comes to creativity. If you are in pain, creativity is no longer a priority. If the pain is chronic, your passion projects can be put aside for years or forgotten about altogether. The good news is that medical marijuana can be effective in helping with chronic pain, allowing you to focus on your creative projects.
If you are worried that your creativity isn’t good enough, or you are dealing with the stress of needing everything to be perfect, cannabis may be what you need to relax and get back to creating for the joy of it. Many studies have shown marijuana to be helpful in treating anxiety.
Depression is a mental condition that can zap your imagination and leave you retreating from creativity. Studies have shown that medical marijuana can help with depression. If you are finding yourself putting your projects on hold because depression has a hold on you, consult with a medical professional about the possibility of adding medical marijuana to your treatment plan. You deserve to be happy and creative.
You deserve to be happy.
The fact is that being creative in your everyday life can boost your overall happiness. When you are happy, you make healthier choices. Creativity improves your life, plain and simple. Whether in your professional life or on personal projects, if you are finding yourself running into artistic hurdles, marijuana may be the thing that helps you jump over them, leading to the creative breakthrough you need.
Get creative with cannabis.
Ready to see if medical marijuana can boost your creativity? You’ll need a Missouri medical card to do so. We can help you with that. Our doctors are standing by to take you through a quick and easy evaluation to see if you qualify. Schedule an appointment with a marijuana professional online by CLICKING HERE, or give us a call at (877) 303-3117 to talk to a patient support representative.
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