How to Study While High: 10 Steps (With Pictures)

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How to Study While High: 10 Steps (With Pictures)
How to Study While High: 10 Steps (With Pictures)

Studying while high is a bad idea, but it happens. There are several challenges you could face when studying in this state. You will probably end up very tired and groggy, or you might feel nervous or energetic. Either way, your mind will probably be confused and you may find it difficult to concentrate. Basically, all of these challenges limit our ability to process information and assimilate new ideas. Fortunately, with a little effort, you will find several things you can do to study while high.


Part 1 of 3: Recharge your batteries

Study when You're High Step 1
Study when You're High Step 1

Step 1. Take a short nap or relax

Lie down and get some sleep. If you feel energetic and can't sleep, try to relax. Either way, be sure to set your alarm for 20 to 60 minutes later so that you don't lose track of time. Taking a short nap or relaxing a bit will recharge your batteries. If you've gotten high on marijuana, doing this will help shake off some of the grogginess associated with your condition. If you're feeling excited and energetic from using another substance, trying to relax will help you stay focused. Your mind will feel more invigorated and you will be able to think more clearly.

  • Find a place that is cool and dark.
  • Use some white noise if it helps.
  • If you can't sleep, try to eliminate distractions while you rest and focus your thoughts. By calming your mind, you will put yourself in a better place to study later.
  • Set your alarm on a watch or cell phone so you don't fall asleep all day and all night.
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Study when You're High Step 2

Step 2. Get some light exercise

Another good way to sober up so you can study is to get some light exercise. Exercising will help you think more clearly and, together with a good diet and hydration, it will give you a boost of energy and will make you more alert. Consider doing the following:

  • Exercising could intensify your state (in a short time, around 15 minutes).
  • Exercising will help you focus your mind better.
  • If you're feeling overly energetic, exercising will provide a good way to expend that extra energy.
  • Take a short walk, for example one that lasts 10 minutes.
  • You can do some jumping jacks or push-ups.
Study when You're High Step 3
Study when You're High Step 3

Step 3. Take a shower

Taking a shower is a good way to help you get into the proper mindset to study if you are high. This is because showers cool you down, wake you up, and recharge you. In a way, taking a shower is a way to start the day again. Consider doing the following:

  • Take a cold shower if you need to "shake off" to wake up.
  • If you are full of energy, taking a shower will relax you and help you focus.
  • Don't spend a lot of time in the shower. The key is not to relax, but to cool off a bit.
  • Try to spend only three to five minutes in the shower and then go back to work.

Part 2 of 3: Feeling more alert with the help of food and drink

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Study when You're High Step 4

Step 1. Use caffeine properly

Depending on what substance you drugged yourself with, you will want to use caffeine appropriately. This is important because if you don't use it the right way, you could undermine your efforts to put yourself in a better position to study.

  • The best thing you can do to get rid of that terrible marijuana grogginess is to energize yourself. To achieve this, drink some coffee or an energy drink that lasts 5 hours.
  • If you are feeling excited and energized by another drug, avoid caffeine at all costs, as this will simply reinforce the state you are trying to counteract.
  • Keep in mind that caffeine does not necessarily cancel the effect of marijuana and could intensify your state. As a result, only use caffeine if you know how it affects your body and mind when you are high.
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Study when You're High Step 5

Step 2. Eat a snack

Many people who use drugs know that some foods often cancel out the feeling of being high. This is because when you eat something, your body will begin to metabolize these foods, which will help your body break down and metabolize any chemicals that make you feel high. However, when applying this approach, keep the following in mind:

  • Dont eat too much. You don't want to get too full and then feel sleepy.
  • Don't eat too many carbohydrates or sugar. These ingredients might perk you up right away, but after a short time, your energy will drop and you'll feel groggy and confused again.
  • Avoid eating only meat. Eating only meat, depending on the type, could make you feel groggy again.
  • Eat balanced snacks that include vegetables, fruits, some carbohydrates, and protein.
  • If you've used a stimulant drug, it could interfere with your appetite. Try to overcome this situation by eating something. It is very likely that you will find it useful.
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Study when You're High Step 6

Step 3. Hydrate yourself

Drinking lots of water and other fluids that do not contain alcohol will help you sober up enough that you can get some work done. Hydration is good for many reasons, including the following:

  • As with food, drinking fluids will help you think more clearly and activate your metabolism. This will help your body expel THC or other chemicals from your system and allow you to be more alert.
  • Hydrating will help you detoxify in the long run.
  • Consider drinking fluids that are rich in vitamin C, D, or B12. These vitamins will help you wake up and be more alert.

Part 3 of 3: Use Good Study Skills

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Study when You're High Step 7

Step 1. Find a good place to study

You need an appropriate place to study effectively. This is because the environment around you is extremely important when it comes to concentrating. If you are on a sofa or in your bed, the chances that you will not study are increased tenfold, since you may fall asleep or be distracted by something. Consider the following places:

  • library
  • a desk at home or in your bedroom
  • a coffee shop or other public place that is peaceful and quiet
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Study when You're High Step 8

Step 2. Try to focus

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to studying while high is concentrating on the task at hand. There may be several challenges. For example, you may find it difficult to read a paragraph and process the information, or you may have difficulty solving complex math problems. In order to solve this problem, you can do the following:

  • Continuously remind yourself of the pending task.
  • When reading, use a pencil to keep track of where you stopped, as well as to underline text and take notes. You may find that conscientious reading while high might not be so bad if you commit to concentrating.
  • As you write, continually remind yourself of your thesis or the point of your essay. You may find that you can write a lot more (volume) while under the influence of drugs. However, the quality could be lower than normal, which is fine. Write a large volume of pages that you can review later (when sober) and then refine them.
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Study when You're High Step 9

Step 3. Set goals and time limits

Make sure you set concrete goals for what you are trying to study. Also, set a time limit for each section of what you are studying. This way, you will at least be able to cover large sections of the subject instead of being stuck on a single topic because you can't focus.

  • Start by planning which topics to cover in a certain amount of time, and then divide your time between all the material.
  • For example, if you will be studying chapters 4-7, give yourself one hour of study for each chapter, no more, no less.
  • If you don't complete the chapters as thoroughly as you wish you had, then give yourself an hour for two chapters. If you feel the same after finishing, give yourself one more hour to go back to covering all four chapters.
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Study when You're High Step 10

Step 4. Avoid distractions

One of the most common problems with studying while high is that you will be easily distracted by a wide variety of things. To avoid being distracted, you must protect yourself from common distractions and not make yourself vulnerable to things that could divert your attention from your studies. Consider doing the following:

  • Avoid browsing the Internet if you don't need to.
  • Turn off your cell phone.
  • Study in a place where there is no television.
  • If you want to listen to music, make sure it is something that encourages study, such as classical music, jazz, or something instrumental.

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