Fun things to do when you're stoned and stuck indoors

Published Mar 30, 2020 09:00 a.m. ET
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If you are one of the millions of people who are currently under lockdown, you might find yourself going a little bit stir crazy. It’s difficult to stay indoors and pass the time when we are so used to every moment of every day meticulously planned out. Social interaction is a big deal, but you can survive without it. The biggest thing to remember is that you need to keep the mind and body stimulated so that you don’t get too bored or restless.

Here we’ve decided to help by compiling a list of helpful activities that can help you to pass the time as a pro. Some of our suggestions focus on stimulating the mind, and others are more geared towards keeping your body in shape while you’re confined within a smaller space, but all of them are complemented nicely with the addition of a big fat blunt.

1. Arts and crafts
There is no right way to get artsy, and if you’re stuck indoors there is no better time to get in touch with your creative side. Pull out some scissors, glue, paper, and markets, and let your mind wander as you create and design artwork for the fridge, walls, or just for a bit of fun.

2. Puzzles
Puzzles may be viewed as an old-timey activity, but that’s only because most of us are way too busy to finish one without it getting destroyed somewhere along the way. Now that you’ve got hours to spare, it’s time to retrieve those old puzzles from the storage closet to keep your mind busy and working throughout this surreal time.

3. Video games
Video games are one of the world's most notorious time wasters, so if you’ve got some to spare, then why not grab a controller and dive right in? This kind of activity is perfect for the whole family, and it might even help to clarify what it is that the kids love about this addicting activity day in and day out.

4. Netflix
Since a lot of people are out of work or need to pay someone to watch their children while they do, money is running in short supply, but entertainment doesn’t have to be expensive or bought from a store. Instead, you can stay safely at home and sign up for a cheap Netflix membership which will give you hours upon hours of binge-worthy series and movies to help you to pass the time.

5. Read a book
Reading books whether they are electronic or real paperbacks, is an excellent way to help to pass the time. It keeps your brain worked and can take you on the adventure of a lifetime, all while stuck inside of your home. This experience is enhanced with a little bit of weed, and it’s something that can also feed the soul as you await better news from the outside world.

6. Board games
Whether it’s a game of twister which will keep the body stretched and in shape or a good old fashioned game of monopoly, board games are an excellent way to pass the time, and since most of us have a stash stuck away in storage collecting dust anyway, this activity won’t cost you a dime, and it will bring you back to the good old days, of doing the same thing with your family and friends before computers took over the world.

7. Exercise
A lot of us rely on a gym membership to stay in shape, but once that’s no longer an option, it’s easy to let yourself go as you sit around and wait for regular life to resume. Luckily, it’s incredibly easy to do your own daily work-out, and you don’t need any fancy videos to do it. Start with some basic stretches and experiment with exercises that you feel comfortable with like sit-ups, pushups, or just running on the spot. You don’t need a whole lot of room to get it done, and once your finish, a few puffs from a powerful strain will have you feeling great in no time.

8. Sing-along
There is no therapy for the soul that can compare to music. It’s relaxing, it’s stimulating, it’s a great way to pass the time, and it can help to keep your mind from wandering into a bottomless pit of worry while you’re stuck at home. So, throw on your favorite song, and sing along, get your groove on, whatever makes you feel good as you await the day for this stressful time to be finally over.

9. Spring cleaning
Most of us already do a good bout of spring cleaning as the snow thaws and the weather warms up. It’s the perfect time to throw open some windows and let in the fresh air as you downsize your collection of unused goods that are collecting dust. This is an activity that will keep you moving and help to make you feel good because we all feel at least a little bit better after a thorough cleaning of our home.

10. Baking
Everybody is stockpiling things like toilet paper, flour, rice, and other shelf-stable goods, but freshly baked items are something that most of us buy every few days so that we don’t have to make them ourselves. Now that you’ve got some extra time on your hands, why not get your own homemade treats and goodies made? Whether it’s edibles which can replace the need for toking, or regular old muffins and cakes, you will eat like a king, and have something to do to pass the time, as you await better news.

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