I often see people looking for a quitting buddy before they make their big decision to pack-in-the-puff. But does having a buddy to share your pains with really work?
Let’s look at this in a little more detail.
When you are seeking a quitting partner, what you are really saying to yourself is that you don’t want to quit on your own. Or even worse … that you can’t quit on your own! Immediately a small cloud has been cast above your head as soon as you start thinking about quitting partners because you’re saying to yourself that you don’t have the strength.
Now that isn’t to say that by having someone to share your troubles with is a really terrible thing and will condemn you to failure. Not at all! But it will make things a little more pressured than it needs to be.
When you put yourself under pressure you create stress for yourself. Stress is a trigger to make you smoke.
What’s the answer then? Well if you and a friend made the decision at the same time and it seems like the logical way to proceed then it would be very beneficial for you both to spend time together away from smoky crowds and atmospheres.
However I wouldn’t encourage that you actively seek a quitting buddy, if one falls on your lap then great you can assume it was meant to be. But if you don’t know anyone else wanting to quit at the same time as you then forget about them and go down your own path.
Decision is the absolute key to quitting weed. Make the decision and stick to it. 30 days later, you’re clean, fresh and feel like a brand new person. Why not try it? You never know you might like it!
The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face.