You can quit smoking weed!
Just like countless people have before you.
You can do it.
You know this.
Still, every time you get close to doing so, something seems to come up. It’s been a rough week and now it’s Friday. Your friend is coming to town. You still have some left. You need to get over a certain hump in your life first.
The list goes on and on, but the result is the same: you don’t quit smoking weed.
If this sounds familiar, then the real problem isn’t weed; it’s procrastination. In this piece, we’re going to show you how to quit procrastinating for good when it comes to saying goodbye to weed.
Come Up with a New Habit
Whether it’s smoking weed, drinking, watching TV or biting your nails – no bad habit can simply be ripped out of your life without putting something in its place.
In other words, your mind doesn’t like vacuums. If you are going to quit a habit, you have to give it a new one.
This should be really, really exciting. Not only can you quit smoking weed, but you can begin doing something that will improve your life anymore.
Ideally, pick something that will fill the emotional void weed may leave behind. For example, if marijuana helps you relax, find a new habit that will do the same. It could be yoga or meditation. It could be something on the exact opposite side of the spectrum like working out.
Whatever the case, find a new positive habit you can practice in place of smoking marijuana.
Build a Habit of Starting
Here’s another fantastic way you can use habits to beat your addiction to weed.
What is procrastination really, when you get down to it?
Isn’t it just you putting off the start of a project?
The vast majority of the time, once you’ve started, don’t you finish? It’s just that first part that makes things so impossible, right?
Therefore, the solution is to make a habit out of getting started. When you feel the urge to smoke weed, jump into your new habit immediately. Again, if it’s yoga, make it a habit to grab your mat and head to the studio or slip in the DVD and begin working out in your living room.
You can also do the inverse when it comes to marijuana. Once you begin the process of packing a bowl or rolling a joint, it’s going to be really difficult to stop. When the urge comes, you should initiate your new habit or, at the very least, simply put off starting the process. Use procrastination to your advantage.
Reward Yourself in Healthy Ways
It’s important that “not smoking weed” doesn’t become “living like a monk.” You can still love life and still, every now and then, treat yourself.
Maybe you have a sweet tooth. If you make it a week without smoking weed, dive into whatever sugary treat makes you happiest.
If you can afford it, let yourself buy that new piece of tech you’ve had your eye on. It might even serve as a reminder of how much you have to look forward to with marijuana out of your life.
Leverage Every Moment of Motivation
Even with good habits, the path to being weed-free is going to be a slow and gradual process. One way to help yourself take major leaps forward is by making the most of those moments when you feel really, really motivated.
We’re talking about the times you feel on top of the world and are convinced you’ll never smoke again. It’s then that you should throw away all your expensive pipes, delete the names of your dealers, make large bets with friends about never smoking again or sign up for athletic competitions you’ll need to train for.
Any one of these things will make it harder to get started (there’s that word again) on your old habit of smoking weed.
Maybe you’re feeling one of those moments now? If so, strike while the iron is hot and begin a new, healthier habit to replace marijuana.
Here’s a first step: Get the free-ebook “The Truth About Marijuana Withdrawal” now.