7. Take a shower or bath
While it's not always feasible if you're out and about or at a friend's house, if you're at home, try taking a nice shower or bath as a really pleasant option to help you relax.
8. Distract yourself!
All of the activities that seem so entertaining and fun while high are also great ways to distract yourself while you try to come back down to Earth. Some suggestions include:
- Watch a funny cartoon
- Listen to your favorite album
- Play a fun video game
- Talk to your friends (who are hopefully right by your side, reassuring you)
- Snuggle with your significant other
- Try coloring as a calming activity (seriously, adult coloring books are all the rage lately)
- Eat something delicious
Whatever distraction you prefer, make sure it's a familiar activity that gives you warm, fuzzy emotions. Your brain will hopefully zone in on the positive feelings and give you a gentle reminder that you are safe and just fine.
If all of these suggestions fail and you find that you are still feeling alarmingly uncomfortable, you can always seek medical attention and tell a doctor or nurse that you are having a cannabis-induced anxiety attack. This option is always available, even in states where cannabis is illegal. From a medical perspective, physicians have your best interest in mind and want to do all they can to make sure you're OK.
Hopefully, however, the above suggestions were just what you needed to counteract that too-intense cannabis high. (Or, if none of these work, you could always follow Snoop Dogg's advice and "put ur face in mayonnaise.")
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