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Is it okay to use cannabis or alcohol as a motivator / reward

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by miansc, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. miansc

    miansc Regular Member

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    I'm curious as to what you guys think about this topic. Being an IM forum, I reckon this is the best place to ask as everyone here is trying to be a productivity machine.

    Is it okay to use drugs as motivation to work hard and reward yourself with?

    Personally I'm not much of a drinker. But I do enjoy smoking cannabis as I find it is a great way to unwind and great for creative inspiration.

    My question to everyone here; if you work hard during the day, and push through those boring grinding tasks, is it OK to continuely motivate yourself with that tastey green plant at the end of the day?

    Where do you draw the line?

    Same goes for alcohol but I really don't believe drinking often is going to do your body any good.

    For the anti drug people here please play nice lol :p
     
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    No.

    Now go to your room. You're grounded.
     
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  3. miansc

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    Ding ding ding!

    We have our first victim.
     
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    Sythix Senior Member

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    You're just doing yourself a disservice in the long run.

    If you want to take IM seriously, no drugs, no drinking, eat healthy, exercise, sleep, and don't slack off.
     
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  5. miansc

    miansc Regular Member

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    May as well get a 9-5 then lol.

    I'm not talking about just I'M either, work on general.

    I know of a PT who smokes daily and still runs a business fine, a fitness one too.
     
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    Still trying to figure out why you need the OK to do what you want with your life. But whatever.

    I said go to your room. And don't you back sass me.
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    miansc Regular Member

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    I created a discussion, which is generally what people do on a forum ya know?

    I don't need the ok from anyone, I'm curious to see where people stand on this.
     
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    If I worked hard in a day the last thing on my mind would be to drink or smoke. Sleep would be cool though.
     
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    Man drugs is a big no no. Alcohol in small amounts is fine!
     
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    Alcohol is a drug lol. I should of been more clear but; alcohol / cannabis.

    So far from the replies, it seems no one has a glass of wine or a cold beer at the end of the day / work week at the least. Quite suprised tbh
     
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    Most people, me included, drink on weekends.
     
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    Me included, at the end of the work week. Sometimes during the week at night
     
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    Recreational doses of cannabis is nearly harmless. I do find myself waking up a bit groggier in the morning though. Save the drinking for the weekend. A hangover can really ruin your day.
     
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    I know it is, but to most people (pretty much all replies) cannabis is a drug so they've been told it's bad. Lol.
    Hangovers? Whoah I'm not saying getting tanked, like a nice scotch on the rocks or a glass of wine, whatever floats your boat
     
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    substance abuse? lol no dont
     
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    Read the thread no one said anything about substance abuse.
     
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    I have a few friends that can smoke all day and still handle their business, everyone has a different view but as long as you handle your shit go for it.
     
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    Dude go for it, as long as you get shit done who cares, weed isn't going to kill you.
    Just look at Michael Phelps or Allen Iverson you'll be fine.

    Plus the sleep is great.
     
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    Weed's 100X safer than alcohol but it will kill your motivation. Personally I think this question is way, WAY too subjective to be answered seriously because it all depends on the person. Some people can drink all day and be fine or smoke weed but still get work done.

    I'm not one of them, weed brings out the crazy in me lol and alcohol tears my life apart. But hey, if it works for you and you feel alright with it, why not?