If you want to stop smoking marijuana follow these instruction carefully. Get a pen and paper – I honestly believe it is important to have a plan and to set yourself goals for motivation. The best thing to do here is actually to write these down. Initially write down why you want to give up and what you hope to achieve by giving up. And then set yourself some goals i.e. treat yourself to some new clothes in a month’s time from the money you saved from not smoking marijuana. Treat yourself to a holiday from the money saved after six months, etc.
Once you’ve written out your plans I suggest you put them somewhere where you will see them every single day. This could be a sticky note on the wall in your bedroom, on the fridge, or even in the secret drawer where you normally hide your stash. This is merely a way to reinforce your desire to quit and will help to motivate you along the way.
Don’t be tempted – one of the worst mistakes that many people make when trying to quit smoking weed is leaving a trail of temptation in their way. If you still have a box full of papers, matches and lighters, bongs and pipes, you will always be tempted whenever you see them. I recall initially keeping much of my weed paraphernalia and telling myself “well you never know when you might need them”. Little did I realize this was my mind’s way of telling me I wasn’t serious about giving up.
You may also find it extremely liberating to throw all this stuff away and this, once again, will reinforce in your mind that this time you are finally going to successfully quit smoking weed. Quitting of smoking such things is always better as they are very injurious to your health.
I can assure you I know exactly how hard it is to quit smoking weed. As a former marijuana smoker I am fully aware of the mind games you play with yourself, and excuses you come up with each and every time you think about quitting. However if you really want to stop smoking marijuana, it’s not going to be easy, but I suggest you start today by following these steps.
Educate yourself – an age-old argument is whether or not people suffer from withdrawal symptoms when they quit smoking weed. In all honesty, the easiest answer to this question is yes. However you will not experience the hell you may have to go through when trying to quit alcohol or hard drugs. I found there were certain physical symptoms, but I truly believe that these were brought on by my emotional turmoil. You will believe that you must have a joint just to calm yourself down, and you will tell yourself that there is no way you can make it to the end of the day without a quick puff. I personally experienced headaches and profuse sweating, and a lack of sleep for the first week or so. But it is now more than obvious to me that these were brought on by my thought process and nothing more.
In order to combat these feelings and any potential physical symptoms, I believe you must fully prepare yourself for what is to come. I would spend some time reading up as much information on the subject as possible and therefore give yourself the best possible start by knowing what you’re going to face. Initially some new thoughts and feelings that you have can be quite disturbing, but if you’re ready for them and face them head-on it will not be long before you finally quit smoking weed.