If I feel snacky, sometimes I try asking myself: What am I actually craving right now? Then, I try something truly radical: allow myself to go and eat it, without judgement. As I eat, I try to slow down and focus on the taste, the sensations, and the pleasure of the food. I try to promise myself that I will listen to my body and let it decide when I'm full, rather than deciding how much to eat based on the amount I think I "should" consume.
Though you may imagine this ending with me eating until I'm sick, that actually isn't what happens for me вЂ” in fact, often, by honoring how much food I want and my desires, I'm more likely to end up eating the amount that's right for me and my body. When you're stoned, you usually have some interesting outside perspective on yourself вЂ” so when I want to see something truly mind-blowing, I take a hand mirror and check out my vag. I might also try one of my favorite body image exercises, which is to confront my full body in the mirror while standing up (this is great sober as well, which goes for all of these, obviously). I look at myself in the mirror, and then turn the inward narrative out. By forcing yourself to say your feelings about your body to your own face, you have the potential to make friends with it and reprogram your inner critic. For extra fun-and-trippy points, I might also do this by recording myself on Photobooth, looking at myself as I speak my inner narrative about what I see, and then play it back to myself afterwards.
I'm a big proponent of women doing more stuff out alone. One of my favorite activities to do alone, stoned or otherwise, is to go see live jazz. I'm lucky that I live in New York, where there's plenty of jazz, but even if you live somewhere else, see if you can find some live music. I like to let my mind wander as I watch, and I know that I feel less self-conscious sitting alone when I have someone besides the bartender to place my attention on. I might also bring a journal to write down thoughts and sketches as I listen. Of course, it's different in every city and bar, but I find that going out alone is nothing to be afraid of. People won't tend to bother me if I look busy scribbling, and if I want to meet new people, my emboldened state helps me make some eye contact. This might sound like a silly thing to do вЂ” and it is. But it's also really fun, and in my experience, it has helped me cultivate lots of body positivity. When I put on the tunes I loved to dance to as a teen (Beyonce, Shakira, and the Save The Last Dance soundtrack вЂ” all the way) I find myself uninhibited in a way I just can't access when I'm in public. Sometimes, it's important to dance knowing no one's watching. While I also love to do this for exercise and a dose of self-love while sober, I've found that dancing alone high makes things next-level fun. I'm already open and less likely to judge my own moves вЂ” and it feels great to be hyperaware of how good it feels just to move my body, and how sexy I really am. This post was originally published on December 8, 2015. 42+ Fun Things to do While High & Stoned – The Ultimate Activity List. You’re the type of person who would like to stay active while high. We’ll that’s just perfect because we’ve compiled 42+ fun things to do while high. We’ve pulled a little from here and a little from there so we’re hoping there’s a little something for everybody! If you make it to the bottom and didn’t see one of your favorites, then be sure to leave it in the comment section below. Fun things to do while high with friends or a partner. Getting high and hiking has to be one of the most relaxing and rewarding experiences possible. We surround ourselves with buildings, rooms, and confinements, every day. So getting out in nature is a great way to expand on a positive high experience. We all know music just sounds that much better while you’re high.
Live music is always a fun time when you’re stoned. It’s no secret that cannabis, lets you expand your creative horizons. Join a Paint & Puff Sesh with The Paint Sesh in Southern California. Relax in a cannabis friendly, judgement free zone where you can create your own painting while smoking your favorite strains. You can either follow their instructor or experiment with the paint and create your own one of a kind masterpiece. From Donkey Kong to DDR, a fun time can be had while high with almost any kind of console or video game. Some of our favorites include: Super Mario, Crash Bandicoot, the oh so classic Mortal Combat, Sonic the Hedgehog, Garage Band and Tetris. Bust out a card deck for an old fashioned fun sesh. Try playing “Weed!” A fun card deck where you play to grow the largest crop before your opponents. You keep drawing cards through the game and can sabotage your opponents grow.
But watch out for the 5.0 or the hippies who will smoke your crop! Most galleries switch up their exhibits often, so I like to spark up and then take a trip to a new gallery.