What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Maybe it’s a quick stretch before heading to the shower. Or perhaps you’re the kind of person that likes to have a cup of coffee first thing. Some of us prefer stretching, jogging, or reading a good book before we move on with our days, and we’re not here to tell you how to start your day.
Instead, we are here to tell you that many people like to start their day with weed. And if you haven’t yet tried that out, or are looking for new habits to accompany this morning ritual, then you’ve certainly come to the right place.
What Does it Mean to Wake and Bake?
The art of the wake and bake is pretty simple. First, you wake up! Then, you get high. A classic wake and bake situation may put the image of a bedside bong in your mind, and while we don’t think that’s a bad idea, there are plenty of ways to wake and bake.
Some people prefer a joint before breakfast or a vape pen on the way to work. Others like to light up before a morning fitness class. The whole idea is to allow cannabis to do one of its many wonders and help you ground down and tap into your day by getting high in the morning. While it might look like many different things, that is the essence of the wake and bake.
Wake and Bake Rituals
Wake and bake is an act of self love. Cannabis can help you tune into your mind and body, allowing you to find areas that need more attention and help direct you to those places. Many of us get wrapped up in the day-to-day routine that we forget to incorporate self-care rituals. That doesn’t have to be a full day at the spa, it can be as simple as devoting time to a wake and bake and a new healthy habit as you open your day. Here are a few ideas from your pals at Old Pal.
Practice Your Rolling Skills
Learning how to roll a joint is a valuable skill. It’s a quick and easy way to get high and leave no trace, and every friend group needs a master roller. Plus, this skill really opens up your wake and bake options! Instead of just packing a bowl, you can roll a joint and even add in other smokable herbs.
Enjoy a Hippie Speedball
The hippie speedball is often a part of a wake and bake routine because it involves two very enjoyable morning delights: weed and coffee. The two of these substances combined create a perfect stimulating buzz to elevate your day. There’s no wrong way to do it, so brew up a cuppa joe in your favorite mug, press an espresso, or foam up a milk of your choice for a cappuccino. However you like it, enjoy it with some fine herb.
Spend Time Journaling
Journaling is an excellent way to clear out all those thoughts swirling around in your mind. Making a to-do list in the morning can really help you align your priorities and tackle what’s most important. Another way to boost your morning is with a gratitude journal. Puff on a pre-roll, practice writing down three things you’re grateful for each day, and watch the blessings unfold in your life.
Move Your Body
For many people, wake and bake is the perfect kick start to exercise. Cannabis allows you to hone in on the task and hand and crush a workout with a little bit more ease. Choose something equally fun and challenging so you are inspired to come back to it time and again. Maybe hot yoga, swimming, or lifting weights might be your new favorite high hobby in the morning. Don’t forget to stay hydrated! Cottonmouth is no joke. We’ve got the perfect Nalgene bottle just for you.
Focus Your Mind
It can be really intimidating to start a meditation practice. But, cannabis is a powerful ally for any mindfulness practice you decide to pursue. It helps calm the nervous system, so staying present isn’t as challenging. If total silent meditation doesn’t appeal to you, take up a breathing exercise or use a guided meditation app.
Prepare a Meal
After you wake and bake, the munchies are bound to take hold, so why not prepare a delicious meal to break your fast? This is the perfect opportunity to do something kind for your body and try a healthy new recipe to kickstart your day. Put on some tunes and boogie your way to a beautiful breakfast.
Show Us How You Wake and Bake
Wake and Bake is a lovely way to start the day. Take a moment to tune into your body and mind, set aside some time for yourself, and enjoy the simple pleasure of an Old Pal pre-roll. Or stock up on some ready-to-roll and twist up your own. No matter how you like to get high, we’d love to see your wake and bake ritual. Snap a photo or video and tag us on Instagram!