You finally quit weed! But you are wondering how long you will manage to stay away from weed during your recovery. This article shows you practical steps you can start right now to stay sober. Maybe the past days have not been easy ignoring the urge to get some smoke. But you know all the amazing benefits that come with sobriety. Your mind sharpens, your lungs get clean, even your memory improves. It is all worth going after.
Fortunately, marijuana does not addict you physically. It’s the habit that keeps you smoking. Your real challenge is breaking the habit and defeating all thoughts about weed to the point that April 20th does not matter to you.
What You Need to Know About Weed Addiction
The good news is that a study proved that consistently repeating an action makes it automatic as time goes. If you stop worrying about weed today, and tomorrow and every other day in a month, you will end up not thinking about weed altogether. That is how you form a habit.
Another research found that if you last only two days without weed, the part of your brain that interacts with weed (cannabinoid receptors) goes back to its normal state. If you kept this up for four weeks, that’s all the detox you need!
To achieve this, you need to keep your mind busy with any thoughts apart from marijuana. Not just your mind. You need to spend your time doing anything apart from smoking weed.
The two most rewarding things a human can do have to be these:
- Getting healthy
- Getting rich.
Spend your time getting rich and healthy, and you will stay away from weed. Here are some tips to get you started.
Get A Job Or Side Hustle
All the time you spent high, why not invest it for an extra coin in your moneybag? When you are busy making money, all you see are your projects coming to life. Your time becomes so precious that you don’t want to waste a minute. You finally see opportunities and grab them! Don’t stay comfortable with good when you can have the best. Start building your dynasty today!
Are you experiencing heavy withdrawals? Night terrors? Insomnia? Panic attacks? Losing appetite? Negative attitude? Feeling depressed? These are part of the withdrawal symptoms. But don’t give up!
Invest In The Help You Need
The best way to deal with withdrawals is to seek an addiction recovery expert. This would be the person who knows what to give you to ease the withdrawals. This professional is a friend who listens to you about your marijuana struggles and does everything to help you succeed.
What’s more, it’s a friend who knows exactly what you need! See if you can benefit from an outpatient addiction recovery program with a strong reputation.
You can also join online or physical support groups. The addiction recovery program may have a support group, or they can refer you to one. With a support group, you see how other people like you are succeeding every day. That’s the motivation you need!
Start jogging sometimes. You can also think about hitting the gym. Regular exercise does all great things for your body. You build your strength to stay alive another year and get more money. Exercise also creates a euphoria that drives you to get more exercise. When you feel so healthy, you don’t want to add smoke to your lungs. You will also start eating healthier, especially after you see how well your body responds to health. You get back your skin’s glow. Your mind sharpens. Your reflexes quicken.
You can also do yoga. Yoga calms your mind and opens the third eye better than a joint. Meditate more, stay mindful and seek new meanings to life as you enjoy the fruits of a healthy lifestyle.
Form new meaningful connections with your family and community. You can volunteer in a rescue center or start a charity. When you give back to society, it connects you to the oneness of nature. When you stop thinking about yourself, all your problems end!
In the journey to reinvent yourself, do new things, push your limits and dare to outperform your wildest dreams. If there’s one thing that you’ve feared to do all your life, do it. See how you like it!