How to Stay Productive While Smoking Cannabis

Published on September 2, 2016, By Michael Cheng

Marijuana Knowledge Base

Contrary to popular belief, a great number of cannabis enthusiasts are productive stoners. They are known for seizing the day and getting stuff done. Such individuals also apply special techniques that allow them to get the best of both worlds.

Today we’ll cover how to boost productivity levels while smoking weed.

1. Smoke a lighter strain

Not all weed strains are created equal. If you’re smoking a heavy indica strain, like Purple Kush or Northern Lights, in the morning or during the afternoon, it could be holding you back from being productive. Instead, try a light, energetic sativa strain with high CBD content for daytime smoking. Save the other stuff for your last smoke sesh, before going to sleep.

2. Plan your day before lighting up

Getting your day going after taking a few bong rips can be difficult if you haven’t already set your plans in stone. Having a solid to-do list before lighting up a joint would allow you to transition smoothly into your productive day.

3. Pound an energy drink or a cup of coffee

Sometimes you need a little boost to revive your focus and motivation in the middle of the day. If you’re already sinking into your high and need something to pick you up immediately, try reaching for a cup of coffee or an energy drink.

4. Hold off on the smoke sesh

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Timing your weed sessions properly could significantly boost your productivity levels. If you have a meeting coming up or a project that requires you to be on your toes, try holding off on retreating to your usual spot for a smoke. By waiting until after you’re done with your commitments, you could finish your tasks faster and have more time to enjoy your high.

“I typically smoke late at night as a wind-down before bed. I feel like it’s a treat then, like I’ve earned it,” said Chantal, a former consultant at a top-five firm, during an interview with GQ.

5. Don’t eat a heavy meal (stick to light snacks)

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Munching on heavy meals after smoking could knock you out prematurely. Foods that are laced in oil and carbs have a reputation for making people less productive. To avoid this trap, stick to light snacks that promote natural energy, such as fruits, smoothies and dark chocolate. If you’re looking for a hearty meal, try non-fried food items, like sandwiches and soups. If your body is craving protein, opt for fish and green vegetables over meat and potatoes.

6. Keep moving

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Melting into a comfortable couch can easily lead to an unproductive day. If you’re struggling with staying focused, it might be worth avoiding sedentary activities. Monotonous tasks that force you to walk around, like a trip to the grocery store or the post office, go well with smoking weed. They can make such activities less boring; and tackling them during the weekday can help free up time at the end of the week.

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