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How To Get Unhigh

"Ugh, I'm so tired." "I feel like my brain is in a fog." "I just need some energy." Have you ever heard yourself say any of these things? If you have, it's time to learn how not to be exhausted all the time. You've probably found that drinking coffee or having an energy drink does help for a little while, but then you're right back where you started feeling even more tired than before. So what else can we do? Today I'm going to teach you some simple ways to get unhigh without over-stimulating your mind or body with caffeine or sugar (both of which can make matters worse).

Shake it off.

Shake it off.

Shaking your body can help you feel more alert and energized, according to the Mayo Clinic. It's a simple way of getting blood flowing through your entire body, which can help wake you up if you've been drowsy or sluggish. Some ways to shake it include shaking hands, tapping your feet or legs and arms, swaying side to side (think of an airplane), wiggling your fingers at the wrist, bouncing on the spot (as if jumping jacks were too much effort) and doing some stretches like shoulder rolls or neck rotations.

Have some coffee or drink a soda.

If you're looking for a quick and effective way to perk up your slumbering brain, drink some coffee or soda. Caffeine can help you feel more alert and awake, even if the effects aren't long-lasting. Coffee is a good choice because it's widely available, but soda will also do the trick—just be sure to choose one with sugar instead of artificial sweeteners so that it doesn't upset your stomach.

How much caffeine do you need? You'll want to drink at least 100mg of caffeine (about as much in an 8-oz cup of brewed coffee) within 30 minutes of getting up in order to prevent grogginess during the workday. It takes about 45 minutes for caffeine to kick in so try not to hit snooze too many times when trying this wake-up method!

Go outside and get some fresh air.

To get rid of your high, the best thing you can do is get some fresh air. Open a window and look outside at the sky; if it's not possible to open a window, go outside and breathe in some fresh air. If neither of these things are possible, go into the bathroom and look out the window there (as long as no one else needs it).

If all else fails, try just standing up and taking deep breaths as slowly as you can until your high passes (this method has been shown to help with both physical pain and mental stress).

Drink lots of water or juice.

  • Drink lots of water or juice. If you want to try this, drink lots of water and/or juice. Some people prefer to drink only juices that are low in sugar, but it's really up to you!

Eat some food, like an orange or grapefruit.

When you're on a downer, eating some food can help you feel better. Food can help you feel more alert and less anxious, too. It may even give you more energy and make you feel positive about the world again!

  • An orange or grapefruit are great choices for an unhigh because they're full of vitamin C, which is great for fighting off colds and feeling awesome overall.

  • Other foods to try include bananas (they have potassium in them), granola bars (there's nothing like a good snack when your mind feels cloudy) and peanut butter cups (they're chocolatey).

Take a shower, or splash your face with water.

If you’re feeling particularly sluggish, take a quick shower or splash your face with water. It may help you feel more awake and reduce the effects of marijuana. How long to stay in the shower depends on how high you are—the higher your tolerance is, the longer it will take for this to work.

Lie down in a dark room and practice relaxing your muscles.

  • Lie down in a dark room (or one with no light) and practice relaxing your muscles.*

It's important to be relaxed before trying to do this, so go ahead and lie down on your back. Then take a few deep breaths, focusing on relaxing your body as you breathe out. When you feel like all of the tension has left your body, start counting down from 10 to 1 as you inhale and exhale slowly. If you want, try listening to some soft music while doing this--it will help calm down even more!

Look at funny pictures online to distract yourself from how you're feeling.

If you're looking for a distraction, the internet is an excellent resource. If you're having trouble getting unstuck from your mood, check out a few funny pictures online. You can browse through pictures of puppies and kittens, babies, celebrities and memes. Or look at people doing silly things like laughing or falling down on the job!

Focus on feeling more alert and gradually more energetic, without fanning flames of anxiety about how you feel.

Focus on feeling more alert and gradually more energetic, without fanning flames of anxiety about how you feel.

It’s not like a hangover, you won’t be sick or suffering just because it’s been a while since your last dose of Unhigh. You can get unhigh at any time.


Unhigh is a feeling we've all experienced. It's normal, and there are many ways to deal with it. If you're feeling unhigh right now, try out some of these tips and see which ones work best for you.

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