You don’t need to be among friends to have fun. You can have fun on your own. You can be your own friend. You can party solo.
Some solitary things are simply more fun when you take cannabis. If you’ve watched movies, doodled, or even swept the floor on your own after taking weed edibles, for instance, then you know first-hand.
Cannabis actives your brain’s reward system, boosting dopamine levels, improving focus, and increasing your chances of reaching a state of flow. So, while sweeping the floor may typically feel like a chore—after all, it is a chore—it can feel quite enjoyable, even meditative, when you take cannabis by purchasing edibles online.
That’s not to say cannabis makes every part of life better. You probably don’t want to do your taxes after smoking a joint. But listening to music while taking a nighttime stroll by yourself along the water after eating an edible? That’s a whole other story.
Here are two fun things to do all by your lonesome when you take cannabis.
#1 Reading Fiction
Like Adderall and other prescription medications used to treat ADHD, cannabis can improve focus by increasing dopamine levels in the brain. As a result, it can make reading fiction a more engaging experience.
When someone takes Adderall, a stimulant medication that combines amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, their brain chemistry changes. People with ADHD have imbalanced norepinephrine and dopamine levels. Taking Adderall helps balance these levels.
People who don’t have ADHD are differently affected by Adderall, however. By increasing dopamine levels, taking Adderall may lead to a crash. Also, taking Adderall won’t necessarily improve focus, but may lead to negative side effects, like increased heart rate, anxiety, sweatiness, nausea, and headache.
When someone takes cannabis, by contrast, the dopamine levels in their brain may increase, but they’re likely not to feel a crash. They are likely to feel calm, not anxious.
So, when you read fiction on cannabis, you may feel calmer and more focused than usual, making it easier and more enjoyable to get lost in a story and lose track of time.
Cannabis can make you more aware of your body—your muscles, joints, and bones. This means that, if you’re in pain, you may be able to identify where exactly you hurt, and when you know where exactly you hurt, you can do something about it, like stretch.
People who do yoga learn over time how to be more aware of their bodies and how to stretch in the right ways. Think of cannabis as a sort of cheat code for bodily self-awareness. Just be aware that you should never stretch to the point that it hurts. Also, be sure to breathe deeply and focus on flexibility. When you do, something as simple as touching your toes can feel as good as eating cake. Unlike eating cake, however, stretching is good for your health.
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