How To Quit Smoking Weed and Get Your Life Back
If you’ve reached a point where you realise that smoking weed is taking over your life and changing you as a person and you just seem to not be getting much done in life, you’ve probably thought about how to quit smoking weed.
Let’s be honest, when you start smoking weed, everyone loves the stoned feeling it gives you and can’t see much wrong in getting high.
But like most drugs, it feels really good at first and also smoking marijuana is seen as being more socially acceptable than other drugs, so you tend to smoke on a more regular basis and before you know it, it can easily become a part of your daily routine and slowly take over your life. You might realise that you just not getting anything done anymore, your memory might not also be as good as it used to be or you just have a general lack of motivation to do anything.
If that’s you then the biggest obstacle to overcome in your aim to stop smoking weed is to realise and accept that smoking weed is having a negative impact on your life. The acceptance of the fact that you have a problem is the first step in overcoming any addiction. Like an alcoholic, if you don’t realise you have a problem you not going to look for a solution. So once you’ve done that, half the battles done.
Next, you need to decide whether you going or able to stop smoking weed cold turkey or whether you going to do it in stages. There are lots of different opinions out there on which method is best but it just depends on YOU as an individual as everyone is different, do what works for you. Although weed is not as physically addictive as nicotine, some people can become addicted to it, like people addicted to gambling for instance. If you are able to go ‘cold turkey’ then that’s great, if not then don’t beat yourself up about it, do it in stages. Remember you’ve already overcome the biggest obstacle and that was admitting to yourself a problem existed.
Also mentally prepare yourself to go through possible withdrawal symptoms, which could include becoming more anxious, so you might notice being a bit on edge and also irritable. You might notice this especially in the first week after quitting and you may also experience insomnia. Now, like many people you may not experience any withdrawal symptoms, but its best to prepare yourself just in case you do.
Try and set some new goals and do activities that will occupy the time that you used to spend getting stoned. Great way to do this is to join a gym or if not just go for a thirty minute jog every other day. Not only will you feel physically much better, but the combined effects of not smoking weed and then doing exercise will really have a positive mental effect and also just increase your overall wellbeing.