Well, I am really glad you decided to stop smoking cannabis. By first learning how to do it, you’re definitely starting off at the right path. I’ll tell you 3 things in this article that will hopefully will be helpful to you during your process of quitting.
1) Keep Focused
The first, and probably the most important thing you have to realize is that you have to stay focused. You have to picture your end result in your head and keep thinking about it as you go through the painful process of withdrawal.
Of course, to be able to fully focused on your goal, you first have to define it, right? Why are you doing this? Why do you want to quit? What helped you make that decision? These are the questions you’ll have to answer honestly.
2) Learn from Mistakes
This next one is not very easy to explain. On your way to becoming clean, you’ll probably try many things to stop smoking cannabis. Some of them will work, some of them won’t. It really does not matter as long as you’re able to learn from the mistakes you’ve made. Everyone makes mistakes, and you really shouldn’t beat yourself up about them, but you do definitely have to learn from them.
I remember when I wanted to stop smoking cannabis, I took a notepad with me everywhere and I wrote down everything I learn each time I made a mistake. This allowed me to get everything organized and finally I was able to actually drop this habit without making any serious fumbles on the way. Just so you know, one of the things I wrote down is “never hang out with the same people you used to smoke with”. Obvious, right?
3) Reward Progress.
As people, we definitely work better if we know we’re working for a reason. You have to give yourself a reward every time you succeed. This is what will keep you going. In case you’re wondering, the reward can not be a smoke, but I am sure you already knew that. After all, you’re trying to stop smoking cannabis, right?
Maybe you could go to a favorite restaurant each time you succeed? Maybe you can treat yourself with that piece of candy you love to eat? Maybe your girlfriend could throw a little party for you each time? The decision is yours. Just make sure you do have some type of rewards lined up for you.
Deciding to stop smoking cannabis is probably one of the toughest things to do. Fortunately, you’re already over that step and it’s all going to get easier and easier now, especially if you take the tips I gave you into consideration.