Journaling is a great way to express yourself, reduce your anxiety, and examine your thoughts and feelings at a deeper level—which is why it makes sense that many people find getting high and writing to complement each other so well. If you’re interested in trying a little puff-puff-print, here are a few silly, serious and in-between journaling prompts to get you started.
Are you listening to music right now? If so, what is the song about? How does it make you feel? For many people, listening to music becomes a whole new experience after smoking. Instead of just hearing the lyrics and instruments in a standard way, being high can make those melodies feel magical. That’s because cannabis affects the area of the brain that processes auditory stimulation in a way that allows us to better notice nuances in a song. For some, even the line between visual and auditory is blurred through a sensation called synaesthesia.
If you could do anything with your life, what would it be? Keep it realistic, or don’t. This is totally up to you. Maybe it’s to run your own company one day. Or maybe it’s to get a record deal and go on tour. Or maybe it’s to travel the world and eat a slice of pizza from every single pizza shop in existence (got the munchies, anyone?). The possibilities are endless!
If you could have dinner with one person (famous or not, alive or not), who would it be and why? What would you talk to them about? In your normal state of mind you might be quick to respond to this with something obvious like your favorite celebrity. But after a couple hits, you might be surprised by the unexpected people who come to mind. A relative gone to soon, or one you never even met. A stranger on the street whose face keeps popping into your mind. Or maybe a past love you think about from time to time.
Similarly, think of two people who would not normally interact (maybe it’s two people you know, or two famous people not usually seen together) and imagine them getting dinner together. What would it be like? Do you have two friends that would have the funniest or most awkward time? What about two celebrities/public figures that normally wouldn’t make any sense together but you’re imaging an amusing, unlikely friendship. Spend some time considering what these interactions might be like.
What was a dream you had recently? What do you think it meant and how did it make you feel? Sometimes our dreams are enjoyable and make us feel all warm and fuzzy, and sometimes they’re just downright weird and confusing. Either way, recalling a dream while you’re high could lead to a deeper understanding of what it might’ve meant. Or at the least, you might get a good kick out of remembering that completely off the wall dream you had the other night.
If your pet could talk, what would they say? It’s probably safe to say that anyone with a pet has probably thought about this before. But considering this while high is probably going to lead to some seriously funny results. Yes, your cat is probably wondering why you keep stealing their poop and why you weren’t appreciative the last time they gifted you a mouse.