I tried to quit Marijuana many times. Normally I would just tell myself that I this was my last bag, and not put any more effort into it than that. Clearly this wasn’t working. This post is an overview of why I quit smoking weed. There were some things that felt wrong in my life, and weed was a common factor in many of them.
“If you want to get the the same results, keep doing what you are doing.” is a quote I often heard. I felt like I was spinning my tires. Basically, I was smoking weed and not getting things done.
I knew I Had to Change
I had to change what I was doing. It has been 10 years since I first smoked pot, and 7 of those years have been an excessive, chronic marijuana addiction. Because I was stoned so often, it was easy to ignore all of the growing problems associated with my addiction to weed. I took the time to step back and really evaluate what my marijuana addiction was doing to my life.
Smoking 4 or 5 times a day, every day, chews up A LOT of time. I wrote 4 separate pieces about how Marijuana has negative effects on my life. This is the first stage of the recovery process. It is necessary to identify why I want to quit so that I can quit more driven to quit more easily.
Why I Quit Smoking Weed
- Physical Reasons to Quit Marijuana – all of the negative physical effects of being a daily pot smoker.
- Psychological Reasons to Quit Marijuana – how marijuana affects my mood, attitude, emotions, and motiviation.
- Reasons to Quit Marijuana – Relationships – how smoking weed interferes with relationships, social drive, and decision making.
- Financial Reasons to Quit Marijuana – the cost of marijuana, and the cost of living the lifestyle of a stoner. You will be surprised how quickly it adds up.
I hope you find this list helpful. I am will continue to update it. If you have any additions to this list, feel free to add them in the comments of the appropriate page.
There are plenty of reasons people want to quit. I know I covered my personal reasons for why I quit smoking weed and they helped me to keep the motivation and desire to quit when I was going through withdrawal.
Why do You Want To?
Add your comments below. What clarified your decision to quit?
Most people can’t quit because they don’t know what to expect, or don’t have a plan. If you want to be fully prepared and successful when you stop smoking weed, you gotta check out my free book about marijuana withdrawal. You can grab it on the main How to Quit Smoking Weed page.