2023 is just around the corner and you know what that means: New Year, New You! NOT.
Instead of being one of those people who spends January annoying their friends with all their obnoxious resolutions, stay true to your stoner roots: make a short list of fun, new, or exciting things you want to try this year; make it a goal to break a habit – if you’re up for it. Whatever you do though, please, find something else to talk about.
As always, we’ve got your back every step of the way, so here are 23 New Years Goals to Make this year your best, most stoney year yet.
Play with Your Food – and Drinks!
A lot of people make New Years resolutions that somehow deprive them of food in some way: no sugar, no carbs, keto only. It’s draining and honestly, how long do they even stick with it? This New years, commit to having a little more fun with your food and drinks. Trade in the ordinary for the infused!
1. Dry January…with a Twist!
If you like to spend you holidays a little sauced consider kicking off the New Year with a resolution to detox a little. Dry January is the perfect opportunity to clean out your system, and now that infused drinks are a thing, it doesn’t have to be such a miserable month!
Commit to to no alcohol for 30 days and limit your infused drinks to one day a week and see how the changes affect your body.
For that one infused drink a week, check out our all-new THC-O Sodas! These delicious sodas are made by OKC Soda, a popular pop brand that focuses on using cane sugar to sweeten their blends. Take all that and infuse 25MG of water-soluble THC-O and you’ve got yourself a sip-worthy infused drink that can slap you silly as if you were smoking or vaping, but it looks and acts like an edible!
The THC-O Sodas are available in four blends: Grapple Dazzle, Just Peachy, Mean Mug, and Tropic Thunder. Add a splash of your favorite mixer or chug that straight. Whatever you choose, it’s a guaranteed anti-boozy time for all to enjoy!
2. Try a New Restaurant
If there’s one positive thing to come out of the last few years, it’s all the new restaurants that have popped up since COVID calmed down. Chances are, there’s a new spot driving distance from you and with the restaurant business being overly-competitive, you best believe these spots have been leveling up their menu offerings.
Before heading out for some grub, be sure to grab one of our super discreet Bubba Melon Delta-8 THC Gummies for before and after for the best results!
3. Try Healthier Munchies
Fact: All of our Eighty Six products across Delta-8 THC, HHC, and THC-O do have the risk of triggering some mad munchies! We’re not sorry about that. We know exactly what we’re doing. We want to get you to a point where you can both elevate your mind and enhance your vibe. And that, unfortunately falls into the “I’m going to get you so stoned you’re going to eat all in sight.”
This time, however, consider opting for some healthier options: popcorn over chips; fresh fruit like mangoes and strawberries over the processed stuff; kombucha or cold pressed juices instead of soda. Whatever you’re craving, there’s a way to satisfy it without wreaking havoc on your body.
4. Try Your Hand at Making Your Own Edibles
This New year, get a little creative in the kitchen and try your hand at making your own edibles! There are tons of devices, cookbooks, and recipes to help get you started. And once you have a handle on things, you can infuse pretty much anything you want. Imagine the possibilities!
And if cooking or baking isn’t your thing, don’t trip. We got you covered with a few dank Eighty Six edibles you can munch on!
Get Your Mind & Body Right
New Year’s Resolutions about our health are always popular, but they can also be overwhelming. Think about it, let’s say you wanted to slim down by 20 pounds before your birthday or cut out sugar entirely. That’s a large ask, even if you have the entire year to do that.
Health-centric new year’s resolutions don’t need to be that serious! Even making a few small changes as the year resets can help make this year the best one yet.
5. Stretch Daily
This may sound crazy, but stretching regularly can literally change your life. We spend hours sitting at our desks, or in our cars, or on the couch and most of us are sleeping on mattresses we should have tossed years ago. Not to mention all those nights we get super stoned and just pass out wherever we land.
All this takes a toll on our body and can be painful if we let it go on for too long. Seriously, just give minutes in the morning and five minutes at the end of the day is all it takes.
6. Try Journaling
Free writing has many benefits: it can help us process our emotions, realize ideas, organize our lives, and reflect on our choices. Not to mention, it helps get all the random thoughts that float around in our heads out so we can think more clearly and figure out if our stoney ideas are actually any good.
7. Complain Less – at least out loud
Life can be tough, but that’s what vaping the Sunday Scaries THC-O Disposable is for!
Research has shown that venting about our problems and frustrations over and over again can actually make us more fixated on them. So, the next time you’re feeling frustrated, and your bestie is nowhere to be found, take a puff of your favorite Eighty Six disposable and melt that negativity away!
8. Take a Social Media Break
Social media has a way of infiltrating every part of our lives. Too much time on social media can cause us all kinds of issues, from an inability to focus or concentrate, to the all-too-familiar depression of envy thinking that people’s posts on social media is indicative of their real life.
If this sounds like you, this New Year, think about taking one night off a week, or designating a phone-free time throughout your day. After about 30 days, you might just find that mental health reprieve we’ve all been searching for!
9. Try Meditation & Mindfulness Exercises
If you’ve ever experienced anxiety after smoking, meditation has been known to help ease that along. Taking the time to quiet the mind helps us to be more in control and has a positive impact on many different areas of our lives, from better focus at work to feeling more relaxed before we’ve even smoked. There are tons of apps and Youtube videos to help make meditation easy and fun. If you’re feeling a little bold, pop one of our Melon Dreams THC-O Gummies before you meditation and see where it takes you!
10. Spend More Time in Nature
If you’ve never found yourself exploring the great outdoors while being expectedly stoned out our mind, you are missing out big time. Flowers and trees have never been as amazing as they are after a few puffs from your favorite Eighty Six vape cartridges or disposables.
Even minor cannabinoids such as Delta-8, HHC, THC-O or any other alphabet sequence of cannabinoids to be derived from the hemp plant are ultimately, well, derived from nature!
Trust us on this, we can’t guarantee what the experience would look like, but we can guarantee you’ll like it. Find a dope park, grab the all-new Pumpkin Spice THC-O Disposable and head to see exactly what we mean.
11. Get Clear on Your Goals
Stoners get a bad wrap for being a liiiiiiiiitle lazy, but we all know that this isn’t always true. Tons of us wake and bake every morning and still win by day’s end. But writing down the things we want to get done, big or small can really help us accomplish those goals.
Writing things down turns ideas into reality and keeps our goals fresh in our minds so we can stay focused on them. This New Year, write down your goals for the year, and break them into monthly goals with action plans to accomplish them. Stick to your plans and watch your dreams come true. You don’t have to give up your daily Delta-8 use to be successful.
Have More Fun…Please
Too many people take New Year’s resolutions way too seriously. This year, try to have a little fun!
12. Travel on a Budget
Travel is the spice of life, but it doesn’t have to eat a hole into your wallet! Traveling on a budget is a great way to see a new place from a new perspective and meet some great people and hopefully a few lifelong friends. Whether you stay local or go abroad, there are ways to see the world within your budget!
13. Try a New Hobby You’ve Always Wanted to Try
The New Year is a great time to try something new. Have you always wanted to try axe throwing but though it was too weird to bring up with your friends? Forget that s#@% – this yea, prioritize your inner child and let them have a little fun! Trying new things, especially things you’ve held yourself back from, is a great way to reconnect with old parts of yourself, make memories and meet new people – a winning recipe for a great time ahead. Don’t forget your Tropical Sunset Delta-8 Gummies for after!
14. Reconnect with your Significant Other
Let’s be real: ADULTING IS HARD. And trying to successfully adult and keep your relationship alive and well can get tough. Don’t be afraid to mix it up with some help from your little green friend. Grab one of our THC-O Sodas to share before you hop into bed for a little play time.
And if you’re feeling really adventurous, up the ante with both the Peach and Root Beer Delta-8 Hard Candies and play Kinky Confessions, a sexy grown up truth or dare card game for couples!
15. Read More
Getting stoned isn’t the only way to expand your mind. Reading is one of the most net-positive hobbies a person can have. Reading can teach us things about ourselves and the world. Whether you’re reading about self-improvement, a fictional place or a gritty true crime novel, make it a point to read more in 2023. If you’re not a big reader, start with a small goal, like one book a year or an hour a week.
If you’re already an avid reader, why not make it an immersive experience with a few puffs from your Runtz Pop THC-O Vape Cartridge before diving into the book!
16. Go Somewhere New
Exploring new places can be some of the best memories we make. Sure, an annual trip to Hawaii is great but why not broaden your horizons and see something new? Even if you’re just exploring a city nearby you’ve never been to, the experiences of seeing and doing things for the first time can really make us feel alive.
If you’re traveling locally, bring your HHC Disposables! Nothing beats wandering unfamiliar city with your homies when you’re blitzed out of your mind. Don’t forget to take photos so you can remember what happened, hangover style.
KEEP IT LIT
These are the kinds of resolutions we love!
17. Clean Your Smoking Accessories
We’ve all been guilty of this one, and stoners as a community need to be more mindful of cleaning our gear. Shout out to those who do it regularly, but you are among the few.
Resin build up is some of the grimiest of grimes on earth, and the myth that it gets us super high is completely false. What’s actually happening is that we’re getting asphyxiated from a lack of oxygen and it makes us feel lightheaded, which we mistake for the rush of a high. Clear your gear regularly and see if your sesh’s aren’t better tasting and more enjoyable overall.
18. Be More Generous with Your Stash
Lonely stoners aside, the act of blazing is really about community. We see this happen in real time when the homie pulls up at the alcohol-only party and is literally rushed as soon as they pull their stash out. We all know the joy of being blessed by the green gods, so why not be that blessing? Next time you head out with friends, bring an extra Grape Ape THC-O Pre-Roll and bless the group with the gift of green this New Year. They won’t forget it!
19. Experiment with Herbal Blends with Your Weed
Did you know that marijuana and hemp aren’t the only smokable herbs? Mullein, skullcap, mint, and sage are just some of the alternative herbs people have been smoking for centuries. Each have their own unique properties and they’re not hallucinogenic, so they’re definitely not a substitute for Eighty Six products but can compliment your sesh nicely as part of a blunt of bowl!
20. Take a Tolerance Break
Most stoners hate this suggestion, but in all honesty, T-breaks are really important. It’s a good idea to detox your body every now and then and more importantly, taking a break keeps your ability to toke up more manageable. Smoking too much can mean that you have to more before you feel anything and this can get really expensive. Plus, the first puff after a T-break is truly a *chef’s kiss.*
21. Try Growing Your Own Weed
If you’ve ever been breaking down your weed and found one of those tiny, magical little seeds, we know two things for sure: you held on to that seed, and you considered planting to see what would happen. This New year, plant that seed! You can follow these directions to germinate your seed, and more than likely, your plant won’t flower, but every serious stoner should at least try their hand at home-growing a plant at least once in their life, even if it’s just for fun.
22. Find a Healthier Way to Get Lit
There are so many new ways to consume hemp-derived cannabinoids at this point. Smoking flower is a thing of the past for a lot of us, and probably for good reason, too.
If you’re still puffing on flower, whether that’s flower out of a bong, bubbler, blunt, or pre-roll, consider switching to a cleaner method like a vape cartridge, a disposable pen, or even skipping inhalation altogether and going with an edible!
23. Try Experimenting with New Products
The taxes are damn near higher than we though, but we are living in the golden age of weed. For the first time, we can legally walk into the store and buy weed right off the shelf. These days, we can get lit without anyone around us knowing! So if you still haven’t sampled some of the amazing and crazy products on the market today, strap yourself in and make it a New Year’s resolution to try one new product a month. Our Delta-8 Hard Candy is a good place to start!