If you are still deciding whether or not your want or need to quit smoking pot then it may be helpful to take a look at some of the positive things that happen when you go from smoking on a regular basis to being 100% weed free.
More Mental Clarity: When I was smoking weed everyday, multiple times a day, to be honest I wasn’t the brightest most alert person. One of the most immediate benefits I noticed was that I was much more mentally sharp, my memory was better and overall I just felt like my brain wasn’t running at 25% capacity because I was baked out of my mind.
Instant Money Savings: It can be easy to not realize how much you are actually spending in total on smoking weed. Every day, week month and year the little bits that are spent on buying weed, gas to drive to go buy the weed, junk food that you wouldn’t buy if you weren’t stoned, accessories like grinders, scales, papers, pipes and bongs can add up to amazing large amounts of money. This is especially alarming when you think about what else this money could be spent on. Whether it’s an investment that grows over time, a course that increases your skill set and makes you more employable or even on a trip or something nice that you would enjoy, money that you spend on weed is basically wasted and as soon as you aren’t high anymore the value of the money that you spent is nonexistence.
Almost Immediate Weight Loss: If you are like me then when you smoke you get the munchies. Salty, sugary, loaded with carbs, devoid of any real nutritional value and full of artificial flavors? Yes please! That’s basically what I was like when I would get stoned. I would smoke some weed, veg out in front of the TV and chow down on some awesome tasting but super unhealthy junk food. Luckily, I have a fast metabolism and also like to work out so things sort of balanced out and I never got fat but after I quit smoking weed and stopped eating junk food I immediately began to notice I was leaning up.
A Better Social Life: While some people do get together with other people to hangout and get high, overall I would say that marijuana makes you less likely to go out and be social. This is especially true if you are more naturally introverted and are already less likely to be super social and go out and put yourself into situations where you might have to meet new people and be in new experiences.
Better Health: Even though smoking marijuana cannot be compared to smoking cigarettes in terms of the negative side effects, it still is not good for your lungs by any stretch of the imagination. When you stop smoking weed for good it allows your lungs to begin to clear out, makes aerobic exercise easier which in turn means that you can work out for longer periods of time which then helps improve your health.
While marijuana itself when used in moderation is really not that harmful, like many other things if taken to an extreme and then that’s when habitually getting high and smoking weed multiples times a day every day can really start to compound and have a bad effect on your life. Whether its your mental state and cognitive function, finances, career growth, social life or physical health it may be time to really think about how smoking weed is affecting your life and if its helping you achieve your goals or is something that is holding you back and needs to be left behind.