Bored in Quarantine? What to do While High
With everything going on at the moment, daily life can feel overwhelming — even when bored. Even the act of consuming cannabis can feel different and can prompt some to ask themselves: How can I enjoy being high?
To be bored and get high with a good weed product is a luxury in today’s society, so if you find yourself with a handful of time and nothing to do and no one to hang with, it’s really up to you to take full advantage of the situation. And with shelter-in-place restrictions currently happening across the United States and most of the world, easing boredom can be the best way to quell day-to-day monotony when it comes to deciding what to do when high.
Copping a little buzz in of itself is a fantastic way to stave off boredom, and whether you’re consuming a low-dose edible or taking a massive dab to the face, you will feel it. But what you do with this good time is up to you, though we do have a few recommendations for things to do while high if you need a little boost and a good time.
Get out in nature or workout
Looking for an active experience? Avoid indica-leaning cultivars, as well as sedating terpenes like beta-caryophyllene and linalool. Instead, check your favorite dispensary menus for the strains that are known as mega-energizers like Sour Diesel or Jack Herer. With proper social-distancing etiquette, do something outdoorsy, like going for a hike, a climb or even just a brisk walk around your neighborhood. Whether you’re urban or in the backwoods — no matter the season — even just five minutes outside can enhance your sesh.
Some people enjoy consuming cannabis before exercise, and with a multitude of at-home workout videos across YouTube and other video-sharing websites, completing a routine without breaking quarantine protocol has never been easier. The best strains before breaking a sweat may be a sativa-heavy hybrid like Maui Wowie or anything you personally find perky — the boost helps you log extra minutes, miles, reps and more while you zone out of your head and zoom into your body.
Additionally, being in nature in of itself is relaxing. Many find it helpful when feeling too high or coming down with a case of couch-lock. If you feel like you’re uncomfortable with those “being high symptoms,” some find it helpful to take a walk.
Tune out the noise and tune in with cannabis
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to tune out everything happening in the world right now, but cannabis can help you tune in without the nagging restlessness that some people get when trying to relax. Sometimes following current events can feel like being on an emotional roller coaster and the world has us working ourselves into pretzels, but some of the best things may be engaging in some Netflix, hits and chill or diving into board games or a book can be a way to celebrate the creative arts and enrich your own happiness without sacrificing the bigger picture.
Recommending a particular variety of cannabis is tricky here — one size does not fit all — but you can decide just how zonked you want to get. For some, consuming heavier strains will keep them parked on the sectional, while others will need controlled doses of specific terpenes to keep from panicking. Strains with classically cerebral effects, like Pineapple Express, LSD, or Tangerine Kush may be good options to drift into daydreams.
It’s cliché to recommend that you clean while stoned, but it’s a great way to focus the superpowers that cannabinoids give some people. And if you have it in you, now’s the perfect time to sanitize your cannabis gear.
But it’s not all about focus and cleanliness to get you out of your head, for some, we recommend the opposite: make a mess. Getting high and getting in the kitchen, starting an art project, changing your oil or something that feels a bit too disorganized for a regular day is precisely the way to enjoy the effects of cannabis.
A slightly lowered inhibition can also help you tap into your creative side, risk getting smeared with something that stains, or open you up to new tastes and techniques. Strains like Laughing Buddha, which tend to have mind-opening qualities, may be your perfect companion to messy tasks.
No matter how you choose to spend your high time, remember that it belongs to you—and you should make the most of it no matter what you’re into.
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What you do with this good time is up to you, but here are a few things to do while high if you need a little boost and a good time.
17 of the Best Things to do While Stoned or High
Whether you’re a casual weed smoker or someone who smokes on a daily basis, the time is guaranteed to come when you find yourself bored out of your mind and want to do something new or experience something you do regularly, but in a different way. Sure, you could lounge on the couch and flip through channels, or just hang out with your crew of buddies the entire time, but what if you had a list of things that were out of the ordinary for you to try while you’re smoking it up? What if you had a bucket list of sorts where you could check off some of your favorite things that you’ve tried, or want to try?
There are a few classic things you can do while you’re high that are extra amazing, and even though they might seem like things you do every day, they can be a lot more awesome if you think about them in a different way. Here are 17 of our favorite things to do when you’re baked.
1 – Netflix and Chill Out…
There is nothing better than kicking back and watching an old classic on Netflix when you’re stoned. Suddenly, your old favorites that you haven’t seen in years have a new flavor – the sounds, the colors, the plotline – all can seem like it’s an entirely new experience that changes the way you feel about the whole film.
Although this may seem like a very basic, very normal activity when you’re stoned or not stoned, it’s always nice to be able to relax and enjoy either some new shows or movies that you’ve never seen before, or enjoy old classics with a new set of eyes when everything is suddenly more hilarious. Or, spend the next few hours watching some old stoner classics like Pineapple Express, or Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas – we can guarantee those will feel a lot more trippy and funnier when you’re stoned.
2 – Take a Walk and Enjoy Your Surroundings.
You won’t believe how different the world looks when you take a walk stoned. Not really, but it is a nice activity to do right after blazing up. You can get some air in your lungs, take in the local sights, and explore your city. You won’t believe the things you’ll notice and that your mind will pay closer attention to as you travel around. Plug in some headphones, take a stroll around the neighborhood, or just walk a few circles around your block. Or, you can even travel on foot to a local restaurant to get a quick bite to eat and then walk off the food after you’re done.
It can be tough to get yourself moving after you get high, but there’s nothing like a walk to get your mind moving, your heart beating, and your imagination spiraling.
3 – Eat. Eat. And then Eat Some More!
Okay, so we know what you’re thinking – you might be thinking you do this anyway, and that it’s already a hardwired part of your typical “activities while stoned playbook.” Well, this time, see if you can make your munchies just a little different than normal. Instead of grabbing for the nearest bag of chips or popping those same old pizza rolls in the oven, see if you can instead open up that cookbook you haven’t touched in years and bake a recipe that actually uses real ingredients, and takes some time to make.
Take it a little further than you normally do and eat something good. But what if you don’t want to cook? No problem – we’ve still got the eating part covered.
If you don’t want to cook, or you just don’t feel like spending all that time and effort, instead, go to a new restaurant and try that delicious dish that you’ve been waiting to try for a while. You’ll be blown away by how good everything tastes, especially when you’ve given your taste buds the treat of trying something entirely new. And hey, you might find that you’ve discovered your new favorite place, and the next time you try it, it might taste entirely different.
4 – Listen to music.
Your favorite hits transcend into something magical and entirely different when you’re high. There’s nothing like surrounding yourself with music and completely zoning out to your favorite songs by plugging in your headphones or switching on your surround sound speakers and turning up the volume a little louder than you usually do. And if you’re feeling extra adventurous or energetic, shut the door and use that magical vibe to whip out a couple of dance moves. You might find yourself getting lost in the music and enjoying yourself doing something a little different than just melting into the nearest soft surface.
And, it’s also a great way to experience music that you’ve never heard before, too. Give something a listen that you’ve been holding out on – you might just discover your new favorite artist or song when doing so. Check out a Spotify playlist of a genre of music that you like, but with new and unique artists, and see what you can discover.
5 – Play video games.
This might seem like a no-brainer, too, especially if you’re an avid video game player, but playing video games while stoned is a wildly different experience than it is while you’re sober. The lights, noises, and graphics are all more intense and seem more real when you’re in the universe of the game, making it a worthwhile pastime to do while high. And, who knows – your skills might even improve then, too.
Plus, it’s a great activity if you’re just looking to stay at home and chill, but also socialize a little bit with your friends. If you have a crew of friends who play video games, hop online and join them for a few games and see if you enjoy the game a little differently. Plus, it’s a great time-waster.
6 – Cook something new.
If you’re not up for doing something too active, but you still want to do something productive, try cooking a new dish. The new tastes and smells will be exciting and fresh, and you can move at your own pace as you whip up the meal. Bonus points if you pretend you’re on MasterChef.
7 – Go to a museum.
This activity is especially valuable if you don’t typically find museums interesting. If you live nearby a museum, take a stroll around the place to see if you’re more engaged and interested in the exhibits than you usually are. It’s likely you might even find that it’s your new favorite place to visit after you go.
Plus, museums are a great place to people watch or to explore with friends. When you’re with others, you can chat about what you’re seeing or explore areas of the museum that you’ve always avoided.
8 – Chat with an old friend.
When you’re stoned, you never know what thoughts might come to your mind. It could be worthwhile to call up an old friend and chat with them for a while while you’re feeling a little less inhibited than usual and see if you can reconnect with them. Or, if there’s no one you feel like dredging up old business with, start a Facetime chat with someone you have talked to recently, like your siblings or your best friends and see what they’re up to. Spending time chatting with loved ones is something we take for granted nowadays, so it’s always nice, even when you’re stoned, to check in with someone outside of your regular touchpoints.
And, it’s always worth it to call someone you haven’t talked with in a while.
7 – Ride a rollercoaster.
This one’s for those who have easy access to a local amusement or water park – riding a rollercoaster while you’re stoned is easily one of the wildest feeling experiences that you will ever undergo in your life. It’s a wild adventure, and one that’s way out of the ordinary.
Of course, it might take a little more planning if you don’t live in an area around a roller coaster, but it’s definitely an experience that we recommend trying at least once.
10 – Exercise.
If you’re an active person, you might enjoy performing some light cardio or aerobic activity while you’re high. Don’t go too overboard because you might end up feeling a little sick or lightheaded, but exercising when you’re stoned can feel really refreshing.
This goes along the same lines as taking a walk, but you could try some light weight lifting, biking, rowing, or anything else that you enjoy at the gym or at home that gets your heart and your muscles working. Some people really enjoy exercising stoned – it’s all up to you and what you think you can handle.
11 – Clean.
Some people can get a lot accomplished when they’re high, and cleaning is the perfect example of putting that sudden burst of energy to good use. Use that healthy productivity to get your house or apartment sparkly clean and see if you can tidy up someplace you haven’t cleaned in a while – like that messy hall closet. You can use your extra concentration powers to good and spend your time wisely.
12 – Go to the bar.
If cross-buzzing doesn’t bother you, find your closest chill bar and kick back and relax with your friends. Even if you don’t drink, you might find that the atmosphere and the company is an excellent experience that only gets better when you’re high.
13 – Do something creative.
What gets your creative juices flowing? Is it painting, writing, or making music? Whatever floats your boat, do something creative so that you’re using the best of your time – and your mind.
It’s always a good use of your time to do something creative that makes you think in a different way than you usually do, but when you’re stoned, you might find yourself exploring different things or different ways of doing things you’re used to doing. So, if you’re a musician of any kind, you might find yourself playing different songs, or exploring the same songs in a different way or with a different vibe. So it’s always a great idea to sit back and see what creativity you can make flow out of you.
14 – Organize your closet.
Sound boring? Not while you’re high! Take some time to go through your closet and get rid of everything you don’t want, and organize the things you do want to keep. You’ll find it’s time well spent, and if you turn on some music while you’re doing it, you might just enjoy it.
Plus, you’ll manage to take something off your never-ending to-do list, which is always a perk.
15 – Take a hot bath.
Taking a hot bath on any regular day is the ultimate relaxation activity. But when you’re stoned? There’s nothing better. The warmth of the water, the steam in the bathroom – it all adds up to an overall pleasant experience.
Add that with a couple of candles, some music, and some bubble bath, and you’ve basically got yourself a spa day.
16 – Yoga.
If you like yoga, now’s the time to do it. Even if you aren’t a yoga fan, it could be a good time to try it out when your mind is in a different space than it usually is. It’s relaxing, it’s a great activity, and it’s even more fun and relaxing when you’re high.
If you can’t make it to a studio, at home yoga is just as good. There are tons of Youtube videos or apps on your phone to watch yoga videos where they walk you through all of the moves.
17 – Cozy up in bed.
Wrap up in a warm, fuzzy blanket, turn on the TV or plug in your headphones, and chill out to the max. Nesting around in your own bed is even more relaxing when you’re stoned. And the bonus? Even if you fall asleep, it’ll be the best nap of your life.
17 of the Best Things to do While Stoned or High Whether you’re a casual weed smoker or someone who smokes on a daily basis, the time is guaranteed to come when you find yourself bored out of