Most people think that cannabis smokers are lazy and unmotivated. It’s one of the most common stereotypes that cloud the reputation of weed. While there’s no denying that there are lazy individuals who smoke pot, it’s not the weed that made them that way.
People who have ambition and drive can smoke weed without losing their desire to succeed in life. The truth is, getting a little high can be especially helpful in increasing your productivity. Some cannabis strains can even make you more focused, energized, and creative. If you want to put your love of weed to good use, here are some productive things to do when high.
Create Some Arts and Crafts
With judicious use, weed can open and expand your mind. It can push you to think outside the norm and create unique arts and crafts. From drawing, painting, pottery, knitting, or soap making, your options are endless. It doesn’t matter if you’re good at it or not, as long as you enjoy what you’re doing.
If you are already an expert craftsman or artist, you can use this time to experiment on a different creative approach. With your mind relaxed and free from inhibitions, you never know what masterpiece you could create.
Hone your Culinary Skills
Smoking pot can trigger some cravings, so here’s the perfect chance to bring out your cooking utensils and practice those culinary skills. If you don’t have any recipes in mind, you can always get your inspiration from that cookbook you haven’t opened in years.
Making food from scratch can be very fun and rewarding. Whether you make do with the ingredients you have or try out a new dish, nothing feels better than eating a homemade meal. While eating, try to focus on your food, and indulge yourself with the new sensations and tastes heightened by your senses.
Work on your Physical Health
The best method to boost your physical health is to exercise. You can try a bit of cardio, biking, or jogging to get your heart pumping and brows sweating. Strengthen and work those muscles by lifting some weights. If you prefer something more peaceful and meditating, stretch those limbs through yoga.
Working on your physical health while you’re high feels relaxing. Cannabis relieves the aches and tension on your muscles as you move and wind down from the workout. However, make sure that you don’t over-exercise yourself since it could make you dizzy and sick.
Get lost in a book
Instead of starting another film, let your mind run free as you read a book and get lost in its pages. You can pick up a thick novel, a short work of fiction, or an informative textbook. If reading each word and flipping through pages is not your thing, you can opt to listen to audiobooks instead.
Depending on how stoned you are, reading a book or listening to its audio version can get you immersed in the story. It magnifies the storyline and the feelings of the characters. You can get sucked in as if you’re part of the plot.
Learn a New Language
While this may seem difficult to some cannabis users, others find that learning a new language when stoned is easier. They have a heightened concentration, which allows them to memorize the words and understand the context quickly.
However, learning a new language requires time, effort, and constant practice to reach fluency. Luckily, many free apps on the internet can help you pick up a few words and phrases. Studying and practicing with a partner who speaks that language is also one of the fastest ways to learn.
Clean and Organize the House
Several cannabis strains increase your level of focus and give you a boost of energy. Moreover, these magical plants have a way of making even the most tedious task fun. Combining these two gives you the perfect motivator to do productive things such as cleaning and organizing the house.
Many of you might dread doing these chores while sober. However, you’ll be surprised at how cleaning and organizing the house can be therapeutic and relaxing while high. Your laser-sharp focus is also a bonus that can help you tackle the mess in your closet and cupboard.
Get a green thumb and start gardening
Planting and starting a garden is an excellent way to connect with nature. It’s a rewarding hobby and helps relieve stress. Furthermore, you’ll be providing your local bees and butterflies a habitat while improving the air quality around you.
You can enjoy the beautiful landscape full of flowers and trees and add a splash of color to your surroundings. Gardening can also be a delicious experience if you choose to plant vegetables at home. What better way than to fill your stomach with food that you grew yourself.
With your imagination and creativity on high levels, writing under the influence of weed can be a productive activity. Grab your pen and put to paper all your ideas for a brand new project or invention. Write a poem, a story, or a heartfelt letter to someone else.
You can even start a journal and jot down all your emotions or thoughts. Making a to-do list or bucket list can also be fun. You never know when you’ll come up with the most fantastic or crazy idea. Once you’re sober, you can have a valuable record that you can reread.
Connect with others
Certain weed strains can transform you into the most talkative person. Other cannabis makes you highly analytical. When doing a group session, this can facilitate deep and meaningful conversations or silly and amusing banters.
If you’re alone and wish to talk to someone, try calling a friend to ride the vibe with you. Another productive thing to do when you’re high is to connect with someone you haven’t talked to in years. You might finally be able to open up and tell them things that seemed hard to say before.
It’s almost impossible to overcome your stress and find inner peace and balance when you have so many things on your plate. But thanks to the euphoric effects and relaxing sensation produced by cannabis, you can meditate instantly without trouble.
Meditating is not about sitting and emptying your mind. It’s about understanding yourself and your thought patterns without getting caught up in your feelings, like a detached observer. Since getting high gets you in the mindset of chilling out, you can easily create a space where you can center yourself.