i swear every time I’m gawking at my plants my wife walks in. Sometimes it’s awkward.
Id say training and FIMing is stressful, at least to some degree. I’d also say stress can and does hinder growth but this plant can also take a beating. Probably nothing to sweat but seeing growth is much better.
This hermie bag seed experiment I have going was thrown in my compost bin until raccoons or opossums torn through it one night. They basically went in and dig out all the worms and emptied the bin. This thing was smashed on its top and the root ball fully exposed when I saw it that morning. Was going to leave it and see what came of it, but moved it into a pot and it seems to be fine now.