Yes, it is possible to be productive when under the influence of marijuana. While everyone is different (and the amount that you smoke being considered), all it really takes is a little planning and know-how to use your weed to help you check things off the task list. Here are 6 tips for getting more done in your day when you’re high.
1. Make a list
What exactly do you need to get done for the day? Completing all the tasks you’ve assigned for your day is one of the best feelings in the world – the feeling of accomplishment. Create a task list for the day. Having the list in front of you will keep you focused.
Check the list again. Have you forgotten anything? Does everything have to be done today? Pick the things that should stay on the list for the time you have right now to complete them. Save the other tasks for the next day’s work session.
2. Choose Your Strain
Using your list as a basis, examine the types of jobs you need to accomplish and how you feel about them. Then match your strain of choice to the tasks at hand.
If you need to tap into your creativity and increase your focus, lean toward Sativa-dominant strains. If you need to calm anxiety and relieve stress, Indica-dominant strains are the best solution. Many people look toward hybrid strains to maximize their productivity.
3. Set your Space
Make sure your physical space is work-ready. Get rid of clutter and place any materials you need within easy reach. Eliminate distracting noises and even your cell phone if you’re prone to checking it every few mins. You don’t want anything competing for your focus.
4. Set your Pace
Set both your work pace and your intake pace. It can be a fine line between a high that helps and a high that hinders. Be aware of how your high is affecting your energy and pace your intake accordingly.
Also, physically move periodically. This may be easy to do if your chores involve cleaning or yard work, but more difficult if you need to write something or research. Get up and move around regularly to avoid the couch-trap.
5. Be realistic
You won’t necessarily be able to accomplish huge amounts more than usual. Don’t overwhelm yourself by setting unrealistic expectations. This is a self-defeating process that will only take you downhill.
Some daily users find that it helps to take a break from the high for a short time. Then when they go back the effects are more potent. If you find that you aren’t getting the same results as you used to, consider varying your intake routine.
6. Practice Self-Care
Getting regular exercise, eating healthy meals, and taking care of yourself in general is always a good idea. Eating a meal won’t kill your high. Exercise can keep away the exhaustion some daily users may feel after a while. Consider taking a short walk to a local store or around the block.
You can enjoy productivity and being high at the same time. Realistic goals, self-awareness, and the right strain are keys to getting things done while enjoying your high at the same time.