At first, this may seem like a redundant question to ask, as many people just get high and go about doing whatever it is they would normally do. And that’s kind of a problem considering all of the wonderful possibilities life has to offer. Sometimes when I get baked, I’ll find myself just blankly scrolling through Instagram and Twitter, giggling at memes and GIFs. And while that’s all well and good, time can be much better spent, especially when stoned.
And since you’re likely high while reading this, we decided to do the thinking for you and tell you exactly what you should do after you put out that roach.
1. Play video games (particularly an easy one)
Arguably invented for pot smokers, one can get lost in a good video game if properly baked. Whether you’re an RPG guy, a COD guy, a FIFA guy — it doesn’t matter — fire up your favorite game and it’s guaranteed to be twice as fun. At the time of this writing, Fortnite is what’s hot in the streets, but I’ll personally always be a Call Of Duty guy.
The key here is picking a game that’s easy because the last thing you need while you’re 4/20-levels of stoned is the frustration of defeat. So while Fortnite may be what’s hot in the streets these days, if you’ve never won a game before, I’d suggest avoiding it. Maybe some Rockey League or One-Player game with a storyline you can really dive into.
2. Exercise (not the difficult kind)
No, not ‘exercise’ like going to the gym or doing cross fit, but more like going for a walk somewhere scenic or playing a game of pickup basketball with the squad. I’ve played basketball after smoking a J and let me tell you … I absolutely stink. But, I FEEL like I’m playing well, and that’s all that really matters, right? Plus, the hilarity that ensues when you and your friends are trying to be athletic while inebriated is nearly unmatched.
Plus, like dozens of retired NBA athletes have admitted to getting high before games, so if it worked for them then it’ll definitely work for you to.
3. Eat (be careful to avoid the self-body)
One of the pillars of smoking weed is enjoying the munchies that ensue afterward. Now, you need to tread carefully when stuffing your face, because it could send you into nap time before you even know what happens to you.
My friends and I call this phenomenon the “self-body”. The self-body is this: you’re high, you’re laughing, everything’s going swell! But then, you’re stomach (and brain) starts grumbling and you get a little hungry, so you decide to snack a little. Then you decide to snack a lot, maybe even a little too hard. Next thing you know you’re headed straight for the bedroom or the bathroom and you’ve got nobody to blame but yourself.
That is the self-body and it is to be avoided at all costs.
While this may be not *the* ideal well to spend your time while high, especially on 4/20, we all know there is really nothing like a super stoned sleep. Plus, today is a Friday (and next year it will be on a Saturday so the lame logic will apply), which means you’re probably going out tonight (at least you should be, it doesn’t last forever kids) and will likely need the recharge.
The only downside of getting high before going to bed is that THC allegedly (and when I say ‘allegedly’, I mean I’ve heard it before but never researched it) hinders REM sleep (the type of sleep that make you dream), which can certainly be a bummer. But, considering we usually don’t remember most of our dreams anyway, it’s a small price to pay for the quality of rest you’ll get.