Weed - in need of motivation

Hey ppl :raised_hand_with_fingers_splayed: im new here, signed up yesterday because i need some motivation to quit smoking weed. Ive been smoking heavy daily for the last 7 years and today is my quit day. So far i havent had anything to smoke…its 230pm here and im really struggling to keep my mind of it. Its all around me, i live with mates that smoke so that makes it even harder to stop. I also live in a very small secluded town and there is not much to do to keep me occupied :persevere: heeelllllppp!!

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In order to get rid of an addiction you gotta change people places and things. So you might want to change your living arrangements. Look for things to distract you video games, exercise, sports, painting etc

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Ik stopped smoking weed 34 days ago after being addicted to it for 9 years. First 2 weeks were a pain, but after i felt a Rush of energy, clear mind and I realised chasing goals in life cant go together with being a pothead. I started Running, spend more time with family and appreciating life way more than before. I regret losing 9 years of my life to this “harmless” drug as People call it.

You can do it to. Write down your goals and chase them ! Weed takes away your quality of life my friend.

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Hello!! Today Mark’s day 6 of my sobriety from marijuana. I was a heavy smoker for 20 years, and I am just a few short days a head of you. These first couple days were all over the place for me, the biggest thing I have to remeber is, breathe. Breathe through it all, and take every moment as it comes.
Feel free to message me if you need anything.

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Thank you for your encouragement and suggestions, guys. Unfortunately i failed to quit that very same day :pensive: i have all odds against me not to mention im very weak willed, i find it hard to do what i set my mind to. I struggle with anxiety and depression and weed makes me feel better, but in the same breath it makes it worse. I also didnt state in my original post that i am a carer for my disabled grandfather so i cant just get up and leave. I do have hobbies like art, pottery, reading etc but i tend to want to be high during those times lol. Fml.

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You can do this if you choose it. It won’t be easy, but it is possible. It’s been 60 days since I last smoked, the longest I’ve gone in 12 years. Most of us have reset our counters at one point or another, I definitely did. If you take it one day, one hour, one minute at a time, you can reach your goals.

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When the pain of using becomes worse than the pain of not using then you will quit. It was stated above though, you have to be willing to put in the work. We can give you suggestions of what works for us, but a lot of it is probably stuff you don’t want to do. I know I didn’t when I started. Also just so you know it’s probably illegal to be stoned while being a caregiver and if it’s not, it should be.

I highly recommend finding a support group so you can learn how to live clean.

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Decide to be “awesome”, and then get after being “awesome”.

Get in awesome shape. Doesn’t matter where you live. You have the one thing you need: Gravity.

Be an awesome person. If there are other people where you live, find someone who needs help, and help them. Weed an old lady’s flowerbeds. Sit and talk with a veteran. Change the oil on a single-mom’s car. Volunteer at the library to read to kids. Not a people-person? Find an animal rescue, and volunteer some time there. Work their adoption events. Wash the dogs to have them looking their best. Show the cats, dogs, rabbits or what-have-you to prospective adopters.

Be an awesome mind. Pick a subject that interests you. A bit of history or science, or something else. Learn everything there is to learn about this.

You are only limited by your imagination. Sober You had a choice to be whatever Sober You wants to be…choose Awesome!

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