It always amazed me that some people were able to quit smoking weed with relative ease. Some people can stop smoking weed like they are giving up fast food, without a second thought they just do happy-puff.
I didn’t find it that easy. Quitting to me meant changing my entire life, not a small thing but a HUGE deal which I was both excited and apprehensive about. Weed was part of every area of my life, smoking before work, smoking at lunch and then as soon as I got home from work. I’d usually smoke three or four times a night (sometimes a few more!) and I’d always smoke before doing any chores to ‘get me in the mood.’ It wasn’t just whilst I was smoking that I was high, weed will stay in our system for days after smoking so there was never a time when I was free from the effects of weed.
To me, quitting weed sounded great until I had my last joint and looked at my empty tin. I was already wishing I had more and I had only just smoked ‘my last joint.’ I told friends that I wanted to quit but six months later I’d still be smoking and saying the same thing. I kept saying to myself ‘maybe I’m just meant to be a smoker’ but I was well aware of what weed was doing to me and knew that if I could only find a way to quit then things would get better.
What I needed was a proven way to quit smoking weed, I had read EVERY piece of information I could find over the months and nothing worked. I was begging for someone to help me stop smoking weed and no one was giving me the right answers, I was STILL smoking even though I was desperate to quit.
In the end I found the answer, I quit smoking weed more than one year ago and will NEVER smoke again. My life is so much better now and I feel better than I have ever felt before, I have the life that I was desperate to have when I was depressed, overwhelmed and anxious. Now I’m overwhelmed by all the great things in my life and I have myself to thank for it. I quit weed and now I am going to show you how you can quit too, no matter what your circumstances.
The first thing you need to do is decide that you want to quit. I can hear you say ‘of course I want to quit!’ But do you? Do you think that weed makes you happy or that you need weed to get through all the stress you have? If you think you need to smoke weed for whatever reason then your giving yourself mixed messages. For example you want to quit because your unhappy but the only thing that makes you happy is weed. So what do you do? You keep smoking weed to make yourself happier. Of course this is nonsense and when you really think about it I’m sure you see that weed doesn’t make you happy in the long run, it will more than likely make you feel depressed and so you will smoke to feel better. That’s the trap most people (including myself) fall into.
It’s easy to overlook something as ‘small’ as this but it can easily make the difference between quitting today or not being able to quit at all.
Next, you need to know what triggers you to smoke. For me it was boredom and habits I got into like smoking before work. Waking up and thinking ‘weed’ is a bad habit and once I learned how to change these habits (along with other changes) I found I was able to quit. It can be done when you know how.
If I never speak to you again I want you to know this, you WILL quit eventually if you continue to search for the answer. Don’t ever stop trying to quit and some day (maybe soon) you will have the freedom I now enjoy.