If you smoke weed often, quitting can be more involved than you may think. Before your ‘journey of quitting weed’ consider it’s easy for some, yet difficult for many. In fact most people that decide to quit weed, fail.
If a relapse happens once, most people return to an increased addiction. Smoking in routine as if nothing happened! It’s what you’ll avoid here:
To make sure you quit weed successfully this time, here’s a few pointers you would be wise to consider before you take action. Considering these following points will help you in your decision to quit marijuana:
Why Do You Smoke Weed Now?
It always amazes me just how many people (whom consider themselves addicted to marijuana) still do not know how to answer this simple (yet “in your face”) question: Why do you smoke marijuana now?
No need to answer. Instead, analyze the question and the answer will come to you. It causes you to *think. What reasons do you have? If you answered easily with something lame or shallow like “it gets me stoned” – think harder.
*Well, now it does anyway.
HINT: Most regular users of marijuana smoke weed regularly to avoid a type of pain – not to gain a type of pleasure.
you will instantly find it easily to live without smoking weed.
In the beginning folks smoke weed for various different reasons and will continue to smoke often because it ‘feels good’. However for many regular users it doesn’t feel good anymore. After long-term use, the pleasure marijuana delivers is often outweighed by the pain marijuana helps you avoid.
Many people have no idea what causes them to smoke marijuana.
[showmyads]You might have been smoking weed for a while now, and considering your addiction may be bordering ‘out of control’. So why in the world are you still smoking? Why do something that limits good things in your life?
To admit that you are addicted to weed is the first step in healing a serious marijuana addiction.
You do have a problem. There’s no need to admit a full blown addiction, that’s scary! Instead think of this as recognizing that weed can become a problem if your habit is unattended, for you. Some people have this problem and in this particular circumstance, you just happen to be one of these people.
What Is Your Reason To Quit Marijuana?
Below Is A Whole Bunch Of Reasons Previous Marijuana Quitters Have Come Up With For Quitting Weed
You’ll Need A Personal And Meaningful
Reason To Quit Smoking Marijuana
I’M LESS ACTIVE
I’M NOT ACHIEVING
TOO LONG LOOKING TO BUY IT
IT’S TOO EXPENSIVE TO BUY
IT’S AFFECTING MY KIDS
IT’S ILLEGAL – COURT, POLICE
MY PARTNER HATES IT
I WOULD LIKE MORE CLARITY
I ALWAYS FEEL TIRED
IT AFFECTS MY SOCIAL LIFE
I HIDE IT FROM OTHER PEOPLE
THINGS DON’T GET DONE ANYMORE
I’M JUST IN DEBT
I SMOKE TO BE NORMAL
I’M WORRIED ABOUT MY FUTURE
IT’S NOT AS ENJOYABLE
I NEED TO TAKE MORE CONTROL
IT’S AFFECTING MY WORK
IT’S NOT HELPING ME STUDY
I WANT TO GET HEALTHY
I HAVE TERRIBLE MOOD SWINGS
MY LIFE DIRECTION IS WRONG
I WANT TO CHANGE MY LIFE
I HAVE NO ENERGY
I NEED TO GET FIT
I GET PARANOID
I’M HAVING A DRUG TEST
I NEED IT TO GO TO SLEEP
MY FAMILY DESERVES BETTER
You need to know this! What’s your reason? If none of these are good enough to motivate you think of your own, or here’s another 50 reasons to quit weed. It’s so important. Why have you decided to quit weed just now? What made you think of it? What made you take action on the thought so far – even if you haven’t stopped smoking just yet? The reason must be very meaningful. Try to work out what fuels your motivation to quit weed – I promise it will help!
What Do You Want To Achieve?
Having a strong goal you really want can kill addiction, and one of the strongest weapons you have against addiciton.
Your goals in life should always be significant. They can include anything: your relationships, lifestyle, career, business, family or health. Whatever your personal reason for quitting is: write it down the second you know what it is. Writing it down now will help you recall it easily later.
NOTE: One of the major reasons people fail to quit marijuana is because they lose sight of the real reasons that made them to take action in the first place. Focus on the reason you have for quitting. Decide now to remind yourself daily through this significant and difficult period of your life.
Remember, you can also get instant support at the Quit Weed Forum.
How To Start Quitting Marijuana
Put a plan in place trust me! You need it! This is especially important if you have tried to quit marijuana before and failed. Have you? The first week of quitting is the worst and you don’t want to do this twice. Before you even stop smoking marijuana, consider you have failed at this before – it may be difficult.
Quit Weed Cold Turkey?
This is often argued but I like to stick to the stats. The fact is, most people we help successfully quit marijuana do it using the cold-turkey method. I recommend quitting marijuana cold turkey – mostly because I have a problem with cutting down slowly. It is counter-productive and will not help you. You either want to quit weed or cut down, if quitting from an addiciton level is your goal, cutting down on weed will not help you quit weed.
Withdrawals Of Quitting Marijuana
The overall experience of quitting marijuana is very positive for everyone that succeeds. After years of doing this, I am yet to meet anyone that has regret quitting marijuana. But it’s not all good.
There is a heap of withdrawals when you quit marijuana.
Yes! Many people don’t know this, but smoking marijuana regularly delivers both psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms when you quit. Not for everyone, but for most long-term users.
This will affect many things (physically and psychologically). When you first quit weed you may even find it difficult to sleep, eat, hold a conversation, think clearly, focus on one thing, and many other horrible symptoms associated with addiction. It fades quickly. Here’s just 5 withdrawals many people experience when they quit weed:
Just under half of the people we see that have failed to quit marijuana in the past report a type of depression when they tried to quit last time. Firstly, depression when quitting marijuana is extremely common but a big breakthrough we have with many people is that it is not quitting marijuana that gives you depression. Quitting merely changes your perception. It makes you analyze the same situation, differently.
Anxiety Or Trouble Relaxing
Speaking of seeing things differently, are you finding it difficult to just relax like you used to without getting high? It is kind of inevitable in the short-term, isn’t it? Anxiety ranges from mild to serious and can cause social problems and further insomnia. As we all know and agree, sleeping naturally and easily when you first quit marijuana sometimes doesn’t happen!
Quitting Weed And Sleeping Patterns – A Big Problem
Sleeping naturally after you quit marijuana is seen as one of the biggest hurdles to many of the ‘would be’ quitters. Many people would love to quit weed, but experience intense insomnia. This is because of a few reasons and it might help to learn how to sleep when you quit marijuana.
Even simple things like patience or boredom can upset somebody quitting weed. If you’re tolerant of marijuana (which you probably are), when you stop smoking weed the emotion you experience will increase dramatically! This is because of something called stress tolerance. Keep your emotions intact using emotional intelligence.
As people age (most of them) typically go through life dramas. This helps people develop a tolerance to stress. Marijuana smokers often limit this development by relying instead, on marijuana to releive stress. Without weed displacing your stress levels (which is mentally unhealthy) emotional defences may at first seem low, when you take marijuana away from the system
You’ll develop a natural stress tolerance very quickly without weed, so decide now that you will not go back to marijuana even if times do get difficult. Even if they get really difficult. Know now that you are better off in these times to not smoke because you will be dramatically increasing your own tolerance to stress.
Replacing Your Addiction To Overcome Cravings
Replace your addiction.
You have to, or you’ll go nuts! Think about it. How much of your time is now dedicated to weed? Either smoking it, searching for it, buying it, selling it, waiting for it? Hanging out with dealers? Hanging with people that smoke weed?
Smoking marijuana takes up a lot of your time
[showmyads]So it stands to reason that when you quit this hobby completely you’ll have time left over in your day. This can be dangerous as you already have a problem with addiction. Many people ‘accidentally’ replace their marijuana addiction with a new increased addiction to alcohol, cigarettes or even things like coffee and a whole heap of other unhealthy alternatives to marijuana. Be sure to avoid all this crap.
Monitor yourslef and keep it real. Know your weakness and limit it. Learn your strength or your main reason to quit. Make more of them, make them stronger and more real in your mind. Make a bright, moving picture in your mind of what your life will be like when you quit weed.