Weed for Breakfast: How to Wake and Bake Like a Grown-Up
Adulting basically means a never ending list of things to do and stress about. So the thought of having a big, fat dab for breakfast might seem counterintuitive. After all, you need to get shit done.
In my late teens and early 20s, waking and baking was something completely different. It meant taking massive hits off of my roommate’s often dirty bong, watching “Friends” for too long, before finally rushing off to class. It wasn’t responsible of me but my old morning routine did teach me to function in the world when I’m blazed out of my mind. It actually made me more aware of my surroundings and interactions with other people. As I got older with more life experience under my belt, the notion of wake and bake has taken a whole new meaning.
There are two main reasons people choose to wake and bake: medicinal and recreational. If you’re consuming cannabis for medical reasons, it’s most likely to help with anxiety, pain, inflammation, stress, migraines, muscle spasms or appetite. If you’re in it for recreational reasons, here are some tips to help you wake and bake responsibly.
Prep The Night Before
The secret to a good wake and bake lies in your preparation. Plan out your breakfast, make sure you have whatever cannabis product you’ll be consuming, and double-check your schedule for tomorrow. If tomorrow is going to be super chill, then maybe it’s a smoke and Netflix kind of day. If tomorrow is a jam-packed workday, that’s a different story and it’ll require an alternative action plan. So always begin by getting clear on your intentions.
Pro tip: Wake up a little earlier than you need to so you have time to enjoy the high and relax before starting your day. If you are rushed and racing against time after your session, it’ll for sure kill your buzz.
Choose The Right Strain
Picking the perfect strain for your wake and bake is very important. The strain you consume will set the vibe for your morning. It might be a good idea to stay away from indica strains in the morning because its sedative properties can make the body lethargic. And the last thing you want is to get stuck in bed. We recommend consuming sativa strains for wake and bake because it will give you energy, help you focus, and give you mental stimulation.
Dosing is important if you want to stay productive. Everyone’s endocannabinoid system is different. What works for me might not work for you. Experiment on free days. Take notes on how you feel. Many factors can contribute to your high, such as tolerance, what you eat, how much you sleep, and your mood. Just try to be aware and take it slow as you discover what works best for you.
Get The F Out Of Bed
Cannabis can make time feel hazy so it’s easy to lose track of what you’re doing or what you’ve got planned. Get the f out of bed if you want to have a productive morning. Just the action will help wake you up and shut down the possibility of falling back asleep. I like to meditate, journal and enjoy a hot cup of coffee after I take a couple of dabs. If those things aren’t for you, try playing upbeat music, going out for a nice walk, or reading a book. Whatever you do, do it once you’re out of bed. This sets a healthy habit and ensures that you will be more productive and handle the day like a freakin’ boss.
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Depending on how much your appetite changes when you’re high, you might want to eat before or after your morning session. I always find myself gravitating towards junk food when I’m high, so I prefer to get some healthy nutrients before I start dabbing. Plus, a nice glass of OJ will be hydrating and take care of that awful cotton-mouth.
Freshen Up Before You Leave
The last thing you want is to walk out the door looking like you literally just took a dab. So put a some eye drops in, brush your teeth, and freshen up with a spritz of perfume or cologne before you head off to work or class. Doing these things will make you feel less self-conscious and worried that people around know what you’ve been up to. It’ll just be like any other day.
Being mindful of these simple tips will change your entire wake and bake experience. I know doing these couple of things have made my mornings more productive and my weekends more chill. Try it for yourself and report back!