Who said stoners have to be unproductive? Not me! Stoners can be just as productive if not more than any sober human out there and here is how!
Tip #1: Smoke the Right Strain
Your strain matters. Sativas and Sativa-dominate hybrids are known to get you going, so they would be your best bet when it’s time to be productive rather than couch locked.
Also, when smoking, work your way up. Don’t smoke a giant bowl all at once because you may just be too high to do anything. I would recommend investing a snapper bowl or just don’t fill your big bowl all the way. This way you keep a nice high but not a couch lock high.
Tip #2: Use a To-Do List
A to-do list. This may seem old-fashioned, but having a to-do list can help keep you motivated. When I smoke I make one, then tell myself that if I finish everything on my list I can reward myself with a nice big couch lock bowl tonight after my shower.
With the reward set, I am able to power through my day getting things done on the list (and then some). You can still smoke your snapper bowls throughout the day as well; don't feel like you can't smoke throughout the day.
Tip #3: Get Hobbies
Surround yourself in your hobbies! If you like reading, buy a Kindle or a ton of books and have them laying around the house or on a big shelf. If you are into music, have music playing in the background and posters of music on the walls. Having a constant reminder will make you think of those hobbies making you more likely to do them.
Tip #4: Make Plans
Make plans! Whether it’s making plans with friends, or family, or even going to a doctor's appointment. Leaving the house is key, don’t just stay inside all the time. I know in the winter this can be more difficult, but the other three seasons are just fine! And bonus if you live where it doesn’t snow, you get all four seasons!
Tip #5: Be Employed!
Having a job helps a lot! And this doesn’t mean you have to work full time, this could be many things. It means stay at home mom, student, traveler, YouTuber, etc.
By having a job I mean having something important to do all the time to keep you up and going. A stay-at-home can’t be couch locked all day, she has to cook, clean, take care of the kids, grocery shop, etc. Having this "job," you have something to keep you a bit on track so you don’t wander off to being couch locked 24/7.
Tip #6: Working Out
Smoking cannabis and working out is one of the best mixtures on the planet. The cannabis can help keep you motivated and helps relax your muscles. If you don’t want to pay for a gym membership, you could always do at home workouts. This is not only good for your health but good for your mind as well.
Tip #7: Clean Up!
Keeping a clean house is the best way to show how productive you are as a stoner! In tones of movies, you see stoners with messy houses, chip crumbs on the couch, and just not the most comfortable places to be. I mean come on, who wants to sit on chip crumbs? Now, I’m not saying you have to keep your house spotless like on sitcoms but at least do the basics; dishes, laundry, vacuum once a day, take out the garbage, pick things up off the floors, and clean your fridge and oven at least once a month.
And there you have it, seven tips to being a productive stoner! I hope you enjoyed your read and please be sure to follow @thehypepipe on Instagram and Twitter for some amazing cannabis posts! And follow @thehypepipe on Soundcloud to listen to our podcasts! Stay stoned my friends!