How to Control Your High If You Have Anxiety
Are you ever at a party, high out of your mind, and your heart begins to pound hard because you can’t seem to make sense of your surroundings?
Experiencing paranoia while high is a common feeling for those of us who have anxiety. This often leaves us thinking, “Why can’t I get high and just chill like everyone else?” There has to be some way to enjoy yourself without feeling anxious.
Take a look at some of these tips that can help you get your body and mind on the same page so you can truly revel in the experience of getting high.
Start with small doses
The first step to controlling your anxiety while you’re high is to find some semblance of control in a situation. You can start by taking small doses of weed.
Since cannabis has a biphasic effect, the consumption of low doses will have different effects on your body compared to the consumption of high doses. Half a brownie will help you loosen up but eating an entire brownie immediately might send you into a state of panic.
The best way to consume weed—no matter what form you choose—is to begin with small doses. Wait a while for the high to kick in and then consume some more depending on how far you want to go.
Be Mindful of your Surroundings
The scene and setting are very important when you’re high. Imagine you’re higher than you’ve ever been and you’re edging toward a frantic episode because all you see around you are strange people in a place…
Since some people with anxiety have a predisposition to social anxiety, it’s better to control where and when you want to get high. Create a quiet and relaxing atmosphere before you get high so that no sudden surprises can make you panicky.
If you want to get high with your friends at some party, don’t start smoking right away. Take time to settle in the new place, surround yourself with familiar faces and then ingest an edible or smoke up.
Practice a breathing technique
If your heartbeat is racing as you’ve just run a couple of miles, try out a yogi breathing trick that can help you calm your nerves and prevent a possible panic attack.
The technique is called alternate nostril breathing and requires that you start by plugging your right nostril to breathe in and out of the left. Take a deep breath in five times and slowly exhale. Then do the same for the opposite side.
This breathing technique will infuse your body with oxygen that will calm your nervous system—consequently, lowering your heart rate.
Now that you’re prepared to handle your anxiety, all that’s left to do is to plan a session with your friends so you can truly relax and have some fun. If you’re looking for smoking accessories, don’t settle for anything less than the best because you don’t want to compromise on the high.
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