What to Do When You Get High
It’s always a treat to kick back and enjoy your favorite strain but sometimes, for the avid smoker, it’s easy to find yourself repeating the same routine: surfing TV channels, scrolling through social media, watching and re-watching movies, etc. However, weed is great for de-stressing, self-analyzing, and unlocking creativity, so while it’s fun to just chill out on the couch, take a second to learn about some of the other fun things to do when you are high.
How to Enjoy Being High
Don’t get us wrong, video games and binge-watching Netflix are some of the most enjoyable ways to unwind, but it’s essential to the mind, body, and soul to unplug and engage in new activities once in a while. Here’s a list of 5 things to do when you are high:
Exercise. Working out while stoned can bring many benefits. Not only does working out release endorphins, but cannabis is known to help prevent discomfort, manage pain and inflammation, and boost overall recovery, so hit the elliptical or grab the mat and turn on a 15-minute yoga session. Try following this up with breathwork; it serves as a great post-workout meditation.
Meditate. Many people suggest using marijuana to feel more in tune with their breath, body and heartbeat, so stretching, working out while stoned, or meditating can be very grounding and rewarding. Some may find it challenging to sit still for long, but weed can help you zone into it. Just find a comfortable spot–outside is great if weather permits – just pull up a free guided meditation online and listen along to calm your mind.
Write. Journaling or writing is one of the best things to do when you are high, especially if it’s not a pastime you typically participate in. Write a funny stoner story or tap into your emotions and pour your heart out in a poem. Journaling can help with self-improvement, and writing in general serves as a great way to express and decompress. Just put a pen to paper and let the words start flowing, you might surprise yourself!
Art. For those unsure of what to do when you get high, art is always a great answer. Cannabis can help stimulate the creative juices and help you connect seemingly unrelated concepts and express yourself. Pull out the paints, dust off the guitar - no rhyme, reason, or rhythm required.
Cook. What better time to challenge yourself and try your hand at a new recipe than mid-munchies? Put on an apron and pull up a recipe and try to have fun with it. With all of that extra focus, practice mindful eating, which means paying attention to the food you’re preparing. Experts suggest that mindful eating aids with anxiety, depression, eating disorders and other food-related guilt, so instead of binge-eating next time you’re high, try out mindful eating instead.
Bonus: Things to Avoid While High
While there are endless things to do when you are high, the folks at Honest Marijuana shared a couple of things you should probably steer clear of that we think are worth mentioning:
1 - Cutting your hair (or anyone else’s)
2 - Going shopping (online or otherwise)
3 - Operating heavy machinery (cars, bikes, blenders)
4 - Math (also avoid when sober)
5 - Authority figures (parent/teacher conferences, bosses, the President of the U.S.)
Cannabis-fueled activities can be incredibly rewarding, uncovering skills, and creativity you didn’t know existed. Next time you blaze up and find yourself wondering what to do when you get high, remember these activities. Take advantage of the opportunity to unlock both you and your weed’s full potential.