In the beginning, it all seemed innocent enough; just having a little bit of fun, making new friends, and wanting to fit in at school. But what started out as a weekend thing eventually became an everyday habit. As the years passed, life ground to a halt with unmet expectations and dreams. All that was left was an empty feeling inside, no real friends and nothing worth while to look forward too. Life simply existed to maintain a bad habit just in order to feel “normal”.
If you are feeling that life is passing you by and you want more out of it but smoking weed is preventing you from reaching your full potential then you need to quit smoking weed. The first step to quit smoking weed is to admit that you have a problem… yes – no longer live in denial that it is not affecting your life.
When you admit to yourself that you want to change; you are taking the first step. Placing the desire to change in your mind will be the building blocks of what you accomplish in the future and reaches far beyond merely quitting weed. You can’t accomplish anything without taking action and before you can take action you need to know what it is you want. Even if you don’t know how to get it your subconscious mind will help you achieve your greatest desires as long as you plant the seeds.
There are many reasons to quit smoking weed and each individual may have a different reason for wanting to quit. Here are several questions to answer when quitting weed. The answers can help determine your level of commitment and the primary reasons for quitting along with major stumbling blocks you may need to overcome or avoid.
Questions to answer when quitting weed
- How motivated are you to quit?
- Are there people in your social network that don’t supply or use weed?
- Do you have a pattern of use (certain times, weekend use only, daily, binge use)?
- What triggers your desire to smoke weed?
- Do you smoke weed alone or with other people?
- How and where do you get the money to buy weed?
- What circumstances were at play in your life when drug abuse became problematic?
- What effects does smoking weed have on you?
- What are the roles, positive and negative, that weed plays in your life?
- Have you been able to go periods without using?
- What kinds of strengths have you identified during previous periods of abstinence?
- Are you able to hold down a job or maintain positive relationships while abusing weed?
One of the first steps in quitting weed is to recognize why you are using and determine what needs to be done to either avoid or cope with the things that trigger its use. By conducting a careful analysis of the circumstances of each time you use and the skill and resources available you should be able to put together a plan to achieve your goal of quitting.