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5 ways to stay productive while high

blog from Coffeeshop Smokerdam | Amsterdam Oud-Zuid

There is an assumption that cannabis slows you down and makes you lethargic. It doesn't have to, and can be a great aid to getting things done. Here are some tips for staying productive while high.

Since the mindset of society towards cannabis is shifting and it is becoming a medication of choice for various illnesses, both physical and emotional, more and more people are making cannabis use part of their everyday routine. While cannabis use is more common nowadays, being a functioning member of society (working, attending classes, etc.) while still being high still brings a certain stigma with it. Whether you're using it for medicinal or recreational purposes, it can be quite challenging not to get distracted by its psychological or physical effects. That being said, there are a few things to consider that will help you stay on track and be productive.

1. Stay organized


If you don't want to lose control of your day-to-day tasks by being high, it’s important to be well organized. Make your duties and responsibilities a priority. Create lists of tasks and remain focused on the tasks ahead. It's okay to take a break and get high, but be careful not to fall into a procrastination trap. You'll quickly get the couch locked when you're under influence, so remember to keep going and complete every task you set yourself up for that day. Your high will feel so much more satisfying when there is no unfinished business hanging over your head. Willpower is the secret to this.

2. Determine your tolerance level


Determining your tolerance level is important if you want to be high and partake in day-to-day activities. Not everybody has the same degree of tolerance when it comes to cannabis, and with an growing array of cannabis varieties being created, marijuana has never been stronger. So it's important to know how strong your weed is and what kind of effect it has on you. After that, you should dose it accordingly, so that your high suits the occasion.



3. Pick the right strain


Sativa and indica are two major strains you can choose from, and they are often combined to make powerful hybrids. There is a whole range of cannabis hybrids fine-tuned for meeting every user's needs. Sativa-dominant strains are the go-to strains when you need an energetic and uplifting high that increases your focus and creativity. Effects of indica dominant strains are somewhat opposite. They are often used as painkillers, as a way of relieving stress or promoting better sleep. So if you're in a position of being able to choose your strains, make sativa dominant strains your choice for daily activities and heavy indicas for when you want to unwind at the end of the day and get some good night's sleep.



4. The significance of dieting and exercise


Keeping a healthy, balanced diet and exercising on a regular basis is very helpful for those who take it on a daily basis. When used for a long period of time, cannabis can also make you feel tired and hungry. Exercise will speed up your metabolism and help you remain active, and a balanced diet will improve your immune system and regulate your metabolic functions.



5. Take a break


If you're not a medical marijuana user, it's great to take an occasional weed break. Many long-term users of cannabis grow tolerance and it becomes very difficult to get high. So clearing your mind for a couple of days or weeks can be rewarding. It resets your tolerance and makes your experience with cannabis more enjoyable. Don’t let cannabis becomes just a habit, make every high worthwhile.


If you're a leisure user or an user of weed for medicinal purposes, cannabis doesn't have to be a diversion from the work you want to do; it can actually be a great help! In time, you 're going to get more used to the feeling that you're high and that you're still walking through your day. With a few basic rules and a powerful will, you can be very effective and yet have a very pleasant experience of cannabis use. It's another perfect way to eliminate stigma from cannabis users and point out its many advantages.

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