Inside Activities For Adults Trying to Survive Winter

Francis Cassidy November 18, 2020 0 comments

Fight the winter blues by pairing cannabis with these recommended inside activities for adults.

Transition is upon us once again. It’s that time of year when we begin to swap the long evening walks in the great outdoors for quiet evenings in the cozy surroundings of our homes. For those who consume cannabis and enjoy some movement, a good book, or some focused attention on a new task, then here are the top inside activities for adults.

The good news is that cannabis has a remarkable ability to turn seemingly mundane or awkward activities into all-encompassing endeavours that can while away the evenings, heal us, and ultimately keep us mentally healthy through the cold, dark winter. Here are eleven inside activities for adults who enjoy cannabis. Try these inside activities for adults to spark joy for the long winter ahead.

1) Dancing

Many are overcome by the temptation to curl up on the couch after smoking cannabis, but its benefits often become much more apparent when we move our bodies. Why not shove the furniture aside, make a little space, and let your body move in sync to whatever music fits the mood. Choose an uplifting and energizing chemovar for best results.

2) Tai Chi

With our busy and hectic modern lives, many of us find ourselves stuck in our heads from the second we awaken until our face finally hit the pillow again sixteen hours later. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese practice that brings about alignment in the body, mind, and spirit. It is gentle and slow, and although it won’t challenge you physically, it will provide benefits to muscle strength, balance, and flexibility, as well as helping you tune into deeper body sensations. Tai Chi allows us to connect with a primal vibe, and can be immensely therapeutic by helping us tune into the breath and feel the flow of energy within the body.

3) Yoga

Many of us know we should be doing more activities like yoga, but making the time for it is often difficult. Fortunately, practising yoga under the influence of cannabis is a technique that allows a western audience to connect more deeply with the ancient wisdom. This is commonly known as Ganja Yoga,

Cannabis enables enhanced bodily awareness and helps many relax more deeply into the poses and feel into overly tight areas. Why not dim the lights, roll out the mat, find a suitable playlist, and do whatever feels right for your body. Don’t be intimidated by unachievable formal yoga poses when you’re just starting out. Stretch and hold is how is starts.

4) Meditation

Meditating after the consumption of cannabis can really deepen this activity and make it achievable for those that struggle to create an “empty mind”. Basically, cannabis acts as a non-specific amplifier to bring to the fore whatever is rumbling beneath. It allows us to feel more deeply into the body and work with difficult sensations and stories arising into awareness. Basically, set a firm intention, let your awareness sink into the body, and see how deep you can go.

5) Make Some Art

Cannabis is well known to enhance creativity in many consumers. Whether you’re painting, drawing, coloring, or sketching, why not break out your supplies and allow yourself to become absorbed in the activity for a time? Cannabis gives many the unique ability to tap into deeper realms and let something truly magical emerge.

6) Learn a Musical Instrument

Are you struggling to hear those chord changes in a new song? Can’t quite nail a drumbeat? Cannabis can do wonders for the musical ear, and often makes music sound infinitely more intricate and complex. The enhanced awareness and creativity that cannabis lends to any activity means it often enhances the experience for seasoned musicians as well as awakening the auditory senses of the self-proclaimed tone-deaf.

7) A Hot Bath With Epsom Salts

If you’d rather use cannabis to encourage deep body relaxation, then try a warm Epsom salt bath. Epsom salt baths help treat minor aches and pains. They may also soothe tired muscles while reducing swelling. Thanks to the still mind and enhanced bodily awareness that cannabis provides, it can become a deeply healing and meditative experience. Alternatively, why not throw in a CBD bath bomb?

8) Board Games

With all our technological advancements, it’s hard to recreate the times when board games were all the rage. Why not break out one of the old favorites from your youth and get together with some friends for a night around the table? Many board games can become incredibly enjoyable with the help of cannabis. Just read the rules before lighting up, or you might be a bit confused!

9) Appreciate The Art of Conversation

If you find yourself in the company of some like-minded close friends with similar interests, then why not mindfully enjoy a free-flowing conversation about the topics that really matter.

Cannabis helps many people think laterally, articulate their own views better, and increase their willingness to listen and understand the opinions of those who hold opposing views. Cannabis tends to aid conversation up to a point in most people. But be warned, consume too much THC, and short-term memory issues often disrupt the flow!

10) Writing

Whether you’re writing a book, a blog, or simply journaling your thoughts, cannabis may help you overcome mental blocks. If you’re struggling in any way, then cannabis may be just the thing you need to turn it around. Some cannabis has a remarkable ability to reduce anxiety and encourage a productive brainstorm.

11) Learn A New Skill

Learning new skills does wonders for the brain. If you want to maximize neuroplasticity and decrease brain aging, then why not try your hand at a new activity? Basically, find anything that challenges the brain in a healthy way. Common activities that provide a challenge and are immensely enjoyable with cannabis include:

  • juggling, touch-typing,
  • origami,
  • learning a new language,
  • or shuffle dancing.

A study [1]Goh, J. O., & Park, D. C. (2009). Neuroplasticity and cognitive aging: the scaffolding theory of aging and cognition. Restorative neurology and neuroscience, 27(5), 391–403. … Continue reading published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience (2009), investigated the relationship between neuroplasticity and aging. Researchers cited the “growing evidence that there is plasticity in even the aged neural system” and that “behavioral solutions will be available to slow down the rate of cognitive aging.”

The moral of the study is that you’re never too old to learn new things.

Whatever you plan this winter, know that mindful and intention-based consumption may help you find meaning and healing. Further, it can make just about any activity much more appealing!

References

1Goh, J. O., & Park, D. C. (2009). Neuroplasticity and cognitive aging: the scaffolding theory of aging and cognition. Restorative neurology and neuroscience, 27(5), 391–403. https://doi.org/10.3233/RNN-2009-0493
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Francis Cassidy

http://www.thestrayphotographer.com/
Francis Cassidy is a freelance writer who writes on a variety of topics. With a particular focus on the cannabis industry, he aims to help ensure the smooth reintegration of cannabis back into global culture. When not writing, he's to be found exploring his new base in British Columbia, Canada. You can follow his other works including his photography on his blog thestrayphotographer.com

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