Who likes to get high?!

I do!  I do!

Yes, it’s true.  I love to get high.  Naturally, that is!  And when I say naturally, I don’t mean Marijuana.  I mean getting high off of life’s little pleasures.  Every day we have multiple opportunities to receive natural highs.  Here’s a great list I found on suite101.com that suggests 80 ways to get a natural high (ok, the first one’s a little weird):

  1. Sit in a cemetery and reflect on your life.
  2. Hold a baby close.
  3. Fly – and enjoy the natural high!
  4. Ride a motorcycle.
  5. Say “I love you” to someone for the first time.
  6. Wrap gifts.
  7. Investigate aromatherapy, especially aromas that promote natural highs.
  8. Get a full-body massage.
  9. Skinny dip.
  10. Say “yes.”
  11. Buy concert tickets.
  12. Ride a motorboat – and feel the natural high.
  13. Make eye contact with an attractive stranger.
  14. Learn something new.
  15. Run through sprinklers.
  16. Laugh at yourself.
  17. Have a bubble bath.
  18. Play in the fall leaves; the fresh air will make you high on life.
  19. Build a snowman.
  20. Initiate a conversation.
  21. Have an orgasm (or three) – oxytoxin is definitely a natural high!
  22. Call your mother-in-law.
  23. Read to the residents of a senior’s home. Ask what their natural highs are and were.
  24. Surprise your mom or grandma with a cake.
  25. Have a picnic.
  26. Play with a baby or toddler.
  27. Go to a comedy club – laughter is full of natural highs.
  28. Pack a lunch for a homeless person. Ask what his/her natural highs are (this could be interesting…)
  29. Go sailing.
  30. Have a really good conversation. Discuss getting high naturally!
  31. Ride a roller coaster.
  32. Bake cookies.
  33. Read a romantic novel or a thriller.
  34. Close your eyes and pretend you’re a knight in shining armor or warrior princess.
  35. Invent a new board game.
  36. Meditate. Focus on words that uplift and inspire you, for that peaceful natural high.
  37. Ride a bike downhill, for that out-of-control natural high!
  38. Go to a movie theatre in the middle of the day.
  39. Fall in love; remember why you love your partner.
  40. Memorize and tell your favorite jokes.
  41. Do yoga and mediate on a natural high.
  42. Make a list of all your accomplishments.
  43. Volunteer at the food bank.
  44. Pack a care package for your spouse or kid.
  45. Buy a bouquet of flowers. Smell them for a natural high.
  46. Let chocolate melt in your mouth.
  47. Try skydiving or parachuting.
  48. Tickle someone. Giving someone else a natural high will spark one in you.
  49. Go on a safari; running from stampeding elephants is always a natural high!
  50. Blast the stereo and dance as if nobody’s watching.
  51. Play with a kitten or puppy. They’re always high on life.
  52. Pamper yourself.
  53. Make ice cream.
  54. Bring home a bouquet of flowers.
  55. Watch a funny movie or tv show.
  56. Make someone laugh. Like #48, the natural high will spread to you.
  57. Eat a big bowl of popcorn.
  58. Go on a road trip.
  59. Jump in puddles of rain or mud.
  60. Take a nap.
  61. Get a facial.
  62. Listen to the rain.
  63. Drink hot chocolate.
  64. Play hooky.
  65. Finish your “to-do” list. This is a professional natural high!
  66. Smear your body with mud.
  67. Get healthy; exercise and sex are natural highs.
  68. Travel to an exotic destination.
  69. Watch the flames in your fireplace.
  70. Since anticipation is a natural high, start planning your next vacation.
  71. Listen to your favorite CD or record.
  72. Stay up late talking to your best friend.
  73. Run. Enjoy the endorphins that accompany natural highs.
  74. Make someone happy.
  75. Stand up for your beliefs and values.
  76. Complete a project.
  77. Pick up and examine a grasshopper, snail, cockroach or butterfly.
  78. For a natural high anytime, anyplace: Relive your happy memories.
  79. Pray. If you listen long enough, a natural high will be yours.
  80. Give thanks, especially when you’re high on life!

What are some of your favorites?  What are other ways you like to get a natural high?


5 Responses to “Who likes to get high?!”

  1. June 10, 2010 at 7:39 PM

    This is so true! While I was reading this I kept having memories pop into my head and feeling some of the natural high I had then. Natural highs are amazing.

  2. June 11, 2010 at 8:57 PM

    Awesome! I remember growing up in Montana people thought I wasn’t having any fun if I wasn’t drinking or doing drugs…but I always knew better! Life is such a short and unique experience, why waste it doing drugs. I prefer being completely aware of what I’m doing! I love #28. Service makes me sooooooooo happy! But doing service in secret definitely brings a natural high and can get your adrenaline pumping.

  3. June 13, 2010 at 7:41 PM

    I loved these suggestions! I will definitely try a few of these tips the next time I desire a “natural high”

  4. June 14, 2010 at 4:26 AM

    This is seriously so true!! I really do love getting naturally high…that list is a perfect thing to do whenever you are bored or can’t think of anything to do too. I will be bookmarking this page so I can have these as a reference to use in my life!

  5. June 14, 2010 at 4:39 PM

    LOVE this list! I think it is a fabulous idea. It is important to use other methods to “get high” so that people can stay healthy and happy. Totally a big fan.

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