By Miguel Ordoñez

Getting high in the company of friends is always a good time. You pass around a joint, share a lot of laughs, and ultimately have a fantastic time. From these experiences with stoner mates, you’ll form many good memories to look back on later in life.

But there are also times when some solo smoking is in order. After a long day at work, you light up a doobie, turn on your favorite TV show, and just zone out. It can be a lonesome yet fulfilling moment with yourself. After all, we do need our “me time”.

Even if you already have your solo smoking ritual down, this article aims to provide some inspiration for switching up your routine. And for those who have yet to ever smoke weed alone, our suggestions are sure to get you off to a great start.

Creative Activities

Many herb lovers know that marijuana and creative activities go well together. Being in a different state of mind usually leads to interesting results. That applies to almost anything, whether it’s writing a short story or composing a piece of music.

So here are some creative projects you can get into while alone and in an altered state of mind.

  • Drawing, Sketching, Painting, and Craftwork

One thing that the magic herb tends to do is bring us to unexplored parts of our mind. Maybe you didn’t know you had a talent for drawing, painting, or sketching; then, after one smoking session, that door is suddenly burst open.

Whatever it is that’s been brewing up there, let it all flow. Grab a pencil, some paint, an empty canvas, and go nuts. Let that part of your soul communicate through the images you conjure up.

Who knows? You might just create a piece worthy of being hoisted up at the MET in New York City.

  • Pick Up a Pen and Write Something

Now, if you don’t feel as visually creative, maybe you have a knack for the written word. Perhaps you have a deeper appreciation for language and the power of words strewn together to make a moving statement. Maybe you have an inner Ernest Hemingway itching to get out.

Just like with painting or sketching, cannabis allows you to be more uninhibited with your writing. You may feel like you don’t have anything to say, but give it time—the words will find a way out. To start, set a timer for 10 minutes each time you write, and don’t stop writing until the clock stops.

And likewise, feel free to choose your medium. Whether it’s a word processor with a blinking cursor or the old-school pen and paper, it’s all good.

Creative Activities
  • Listen to Good Music With a Proper Pair of Headphones

Never underestimate the power of music. It can be both a source of healing and a tool for torture, depending on how you use it. But since it involves cannabis, we’re going for the former.

Step one: pick out a tune that warms your heart. Step two: smoke a little of your favorite strain. Step three: snap on a pair of proper, noise-cancelling headphones. Step four: watch the world around you slowly drift by.

Make this a routine and feel your soul smile. You’ll thank yourself later.

Watch Yourself in the Mirror

This suggestion may seem off-putting, even bordering on creepy. But the idea behind this activity is to take a good, hard look at yourself. When was the last time you did that?

You may limit it to the superficial; like considering a hairstyle change. Or you can take this moment to see how much you’ve changed throughout a lifetime. You’ll be amazed at what comes to the surface.

Get Moving

The notion of cannabis leading to a “lazy” lifestyle is long gone. These days, there are specific strains meant to urge you to actually be more active. Some of them even go well with exercise.

Strains with moderate levels of THC and high concentrations of invigorating terpenes are often well-suited for such activities. Go with a strain you’re familiar with, and instead of glueing yourself to the couch, get moving.

This can take the form of some cardio, or even some light yoga or stretching. There’s also nothing like going on a walk at a local nature park after just finishing a jay. Throw in a few minutes of meditation when you get back home to make the most out of your workout for both the body and mind.

Do Normally Boring Activities

If given the chance, most people will try to get themselves out of doing chores, and understandably so. After all, no one wants to spend the entire afternoon scraping mold off the bathroom walls. But you’d be surprised how enjoyable these tasks can be after a few hits of your preferred strain. With a little background music for ambiance, you won’t even notice the hours fly by.

Before you know it, you’ve completed the spring cleaning you’ve been putting off for months now. You can then give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.

  • Track Your Spending

This may seem like another absurd suggestion, but there’s no better time to tackle tedious matters like your financial activities than when under the influence of marijuana.

Take this time to revisit your expenses and maybe make some necessary tweaks. You can even plan out a new budget if you feel the need to. But again; make sure you’re powered with a strain that will keep you motivated and focused.

Do Normally Boring Activities

Use Your Sharp Mind and Focus

Even if you don’t identify as a “nerd”, puzzles and games like Sudoku can be highly enjoyable while high. It exercises a part of your brain that isn’t often used when you’re bingeing Netflix.

From time to time, we need that productive mental workout. And what better way to engage in such activities than alongside some high-quality bud? As long as you’re not too incapacitated, this should be a fun and interesting way to spend your smoking sessions.

Plan Your Dream Trip

Ever planned to go on a backpacking trip through Southeast Asia? Maybe you’ve been wanting to go on that South American country tour for years now…

Here’s an idea: smoke a little reefer, wait for it to kick in, and start planning. You’ll see how uninhibited and free you feel while doing so. Heck, you might even end up going on the trip of a lifetime.

Long story short, get yourself in gear, once and for all. And let the magic of cannabis guide you through it.

Play Video Games

Those who’ve played a lot of Grand Theft Auto know the thrill of being in a make-believe world where there are no rules. It’s the only acceptable way to vicariously live out an outlaw fantasy.

Video games give you that momentary escape from reality, which we all need from time to time. Now, add a little cannabis to the equation, and you’re in for quite a ride. The possibilities are now, all of a sudden, endless.

Do this for every one of your favorite video game genres, whether sports, music, or first-person shooter, and you’ll be amazed at how much fun you have.

Watch Something

This is likely the easiest activity to take part in while stoned. YouTube alone is a goldmine of video content, whether that’s adorable cat videos or slap fights.

Then you have another deep rabbit hole in Netflix. This platform introduces you to new, captivating TV shows while rekindling your love for old classics—not to mention giving you a good case of option paralysis with the never-ending list of movie titles of genres.

If you don’t want to waste your high choosing something to watch as opposed to actually watching it, make a list of titles you want to check out beforehand. This way, when you are high, you’ll have some high-quality viewing options to turn to.

Now, some would argue that “just watching something” is a waste of a high. But we all need a cheat day every once in a while.

Do Normally Boring Activities

Explore a New Place With Google Maps

It’s safe to say that today’s technology has made the world significantly smaller.

Nowadays, you don’t need a plane ticket and a passport to see specific parts of a remote city in Europe. All you have to do is pick up a smartphone and start scrolling away.

Google Maps is a good place to start. Here, you can have a firsthand look at what it’s like to walk the streets of your favorite city. And with a bit of a cannabis kick, you may just have a more colorful perspective on it by the time you’re done.

Explore the Outside World

Now, if you want the actual experience, away from the digital realm, the world outside your door is right there. And likewise, the things you can do are pretty much limitless.

You can go for a night stroll in your neighborhood and see sights you’ve likely never known to exist. Even something as simple as sitting on a park bench and watching people walk by can be tranquil and peaceful. If you live near the ocean, take time to listen to the waves crash into the shore.

Bottom line: explore your nearby environment. You will stumble upon great finds, no matter how mundane.

Go for a Massage

On its own, a massage is a great way to rid your body of life’s stressors. Along with some scented candles and peaceful music, you’re made to forget about your neck pain and headaches even just for a moment.

But you know what else elevates the experience of a massage? A pre-rubdown toke. For this one, you’ll want a heavy indica to lull you into a deeper state of relaxation.

Some may end up passing out and heading straight to dreamland, and that’s okay. Expect to feel fresh as a daisy when you wake up.

Explore a Bookstore

Whether or not you love to read, there’s always something special about visiting a quaint neighborhood bookstore.

You may come across a best-selling memoir by your favorite artist, or stumble upon a classic title from your childhood that floods you with nostalgia.

Either way; it will always be a memorable experience. And as you’ve read throughout this article, you can ramp things up further with a few hits from a bong or joint. And thanks to your elevated state of mind, you may just make discoveries you never knew you’d appreciate.

Explore a Bookstore

Leave Your Mind to Wander

We have, of course, saved the best for last. Our minds are the perfect vessel to take us literally anywhere we wish. Those who have colorful, vivid imaginations can easily transport themselves elsewhere in seconds, and even get lost in a trance-like state.

Now, imagine how amplified your thoughts become with a little help from cannabis. Letting the mind wander allows us to discover new things about our inner selves, and form thoughtful perspectives on the world around us.

Try These Activities the Next Time You Smoke Weed Alone

We’re certainly not suggesting you give up your group smoking sessions. But for times when you’re in the company of no one but your bong, these activities will keep you engaged and entertained. It’s always rejuvenating to spend some quality time alone. And one thing’s for sure; you deserve it!

DisclaimerIt’s no secret that humans have a huge impact on the planet. While smoking cannabis often draws us closer to nature, it can also cause us to accidentally (or intentionally) contribute to this mess.

At Royal Queen Seeds, we encourage you to leave no trace. Whether you’re camping in the woods, chilling on the beach, or enjoying time at your local park, always take your rubbish home with you.

Also, consider fire risks; never flick burning ash onto areas of dry vegetation.

Stay Cultivated.

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