15 Chill Things to Do When High
15 Chill Things to Do When High
Whether you’re using cannabis recreationally or medicinally, it can be easy to fall into a rut and find yourself doing the same thing every time you smoke, vape or dab. Even if you start getting high with the best of intentions, you may find hours have been sucked away in a vortex of social media browsing or that you’ve inadvertently just watched three episodes of Jersey Shore before you know it.
If you’re looking for some new low-energy things to do, mix it up with some of the suggested activities below. All of these can be done solo or with friends. Best of all, these can mostly be done at home, perfect for seniors and medical cannabis users with limited mobility!
- Make a playlist and listen to your favorite music from high school or college. With the power of the internet at your fingertips, it’s easy to find even the most obscure music from the past. Make a playlist and relive good times with a nostalgic soundtrack of your life!
- Binge watch a TV series from the year you were born. Classic television has legions of fans. There are several channels dedicated to classic television and entertainment providers like Netflix and Hulu offer broad selections of popular shows from the 50s to the 00s. Gain a new perspective on history through popular culture from the time. Check out this list of TV show premieres by year.
- Tackle one or two of the American Film Institute’s Top 100 Movies. If you’re a list person and like movies, this is a project for you! Check out the AFI’s list of the best movies ever made. Check off the ones you’ve seen and start watching the ones you haven’t.
- Start an art project. There are only about a hundred art projects you can start today, the only limit is your imagination. Stick to the classics like sketching and painting or get inspired and create a historical diorama from household items. Create a vision board from magazine cut-outs. Scrapbooking, photography, or painting miniatures, there’s an art project to appeal to everyone. Short on cash and supplies? You can find homemade Play-Doh recipes online!
- Check out the indie game selection on the platform of your choice. Whether you’re a regular gamer or haven’t played a game in years, there’s a whole world of indie games to explore. Both on the PC and consoles, big franchises get all glory, but occasionally an indie game breaks through and becomes a massive hit. Some recent popular indie games include rural life sim Stardew Valley, MMO shooter Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, story adventure Oxenfree, gorgeous puzzler The Witness and fantasy RPG with a focus on stress Darkest Dungeon.
- Be productive and organize something. If you’re the type who gains any amount of satisfaction from cleaning and organizing, you’ll find cannabis only enhances the pleasure. Granted, you may not always understand your chosen organization system when you’re not high, but you’ll have a great time implementing it. Movies, books, closets, cabinets and utility drawers, the right strain can give you both intense focus and meticulous attention-to-detail. Put on your favorite music and get productive!
- Make some music. If you have an instrument that’s been gathering dust, it’s time to get it out of storage. Or, learn a new one online through a variety of music programs or find a music composition app for your phone or computer, no instrument required!
- Meditate. Meditation is much more than just sitting still with your eyes closed, although that alone can be a challenge for most people! One of the best things you can do for mental health is meditating. If you’ve never tried it before, there are apps for that too! You may find guided meditation easiest to start with. Check out YouTube for free guided meditation videos you can listen to.
- Get a massage. In today’s stressful environment, a relaxing massage can be an incredible respite and way to recharge. If you’re on a budget, check out coupon sites like Groupon and TravelZoo for spa deals in your area. This can be especially useful for seniors, many of who lack the essential comfort of human touch. Can’t get out? Book an in-home massage!
- Watch the clouds. Weather permitting, taking a blanket outside and lying in the grass watching clouds can be a transcendent and peaceful experience. Cannabis and nature seem to go hand and hand. For this one, you only need step outside your front door!
- Learn a new game. Alone or with friends, why not learn a new game? Learn a classic like cribbage, pinochle, or chess or try your hand at one of the popular tabletop games, many of which can be found online or in the app store. You can play against people around the world or challenge the computer AI.
- Get smarter with puzzles. Science shows that critical thinking and puzzles help keep our minds sharp into old age. Give your brain some exercise with the puzzle of your choice. Some puzzles, like a jigsaw, are great alone or with friends. Other more solo pursuits like crosswords, word search, logic puzzles and solitaire are all popular online. Looking for something a little more modern? There are entire game series for computers, phones, and tablets of complex hidden object games. There are even environmental puzzles with elaborate stories and stunning graphics.
- Read a graphic novel. Sometimes it can be hard to focus on reading when high, especially when reading a real, paper book. So many words! Instead, try a graphic novel. If paper is your thing, local book and comics stores likely have a decent selection of graphic novels in a variety of genres. You can also find many graphic novels online in digital format. They aren’t all blood and guts either. You can find graphic novels that explore romance, sex, relationships and humor.
- Bake something. Baking is a rewarding activity to do while high for so many reasons, especially the treats at the end! Even if you don’t have a fully stocked baker’s kitchen, there’s probably something you can whip up in a pinch. Shortbread, cookies, bread, cupcakes, tarts, you may even end up “improving” the recipe with your own weed-inspired additions. Just don’t forget to set the timer on your phone!
- Learn a language. If you’re ever wished you were bilingual, it’s never been easier to start. Duolingo is a free app that features lessons for a variety of languages from Japanese to Greek. Whether you want to pick up a few key phrases or plan on fluency, online learning makes picking up language easier than ever through fun and easy games designed to boost retention.