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Weed Withdrawal

Are You Bored without Marijuana?

By June 24, 2020December 21st, 20216 Comments

If you were a frequent marijuana user, a large portion of your day may have been spent smoking weed. And without marijuana, your days may now feel somewhat empty. You’re not alone. Many people cite boredom as one of the hardest things to combat during attempts at quitting.

Boredom, though, really stems from a lack of fulfillment. Maybe you already have hobbies you know you love, but it’s not uncommon to have a hard time coming up with ways to meaningfully fill your time.

Being high may have obscured what was truly fulfilling to you. You can use this time now to find activities you really love. Variety is good, especially in the beginning. If you can find something from which can derive internal pleasure—whether it’s a solitary activity or spending time with friends—that will go a long way in keeping you away from marijuana.

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  • i feel very empty bored and living in reality sucks i hate the world am depressed sleep all day playing guitar and writing songs have improved but it will never be a dream that comes true so i have preetyy much abandoned it music depresses me i clean my room till theres nothing left to do i try stay away from internet and the news with so much unhelpful things to read i think about reading a book but how boring would that be iv preety much watched everything you can think off movie wise and series (gordan ramsey walking dead lost vikings masterchef soo on) im starting a course in counciling but cant really help myself soo dont really think il pass the introduction course to that since my own life id soo challenging im on 98 days today with out weed and addiction iv had since i was 14 im 27 now was heavy user and everything now seems so dark specially the way the world is today id love to change the world but cant anxiety depression lack of inspiration looking to micro dose mushrooms looking for answers meditation is good until you come out off trance back into the dark everything to me seems soo long getting help for depression getting help to look for a job il act stay in rather then rely on benifits which honestly i hate just cant work in a bar or even lift heavy things due to a inbical hernia soo 27 year old man who cant even workout or do the hard jobs because i cant lift things i feel like theres a brick wall il never get past suicide is everyday thoughts at first i saw the benifits of quitting but now i feel my emotions and feel like a empty vessel heading for nowhwere but more disapointment in life failed realtionships no relationships with friends girls yeer right im not even bad looking guy just no confidence no nothing at least weed got me past the brick wall at times im proud to say i still wont go back to weed but not proud to say that i kinda wish i could be put to sleep in a hospital bed and give my life to someone who needs it who would live there life to the fullest i would but i just dont know where to begin now that im back to being 14 years old with past emotions and deppression that didnt get resolved until i found weed that made life seem more worth living i have great family and i have food and a roof over my head but still cant shake the suicide not sure where my journey will take me but i hope it either takes me to my grave or takes me further to beleaf the getting off weed was worth it because right now i dont feel its done anything but put me into a even darker place a place i feel just so very empty and lost in a world that doesent make any sense to me

    • Chris Rugley says:

      I feel like this too sometimes…How have you been simce you wrote this @CallumHawkins

      • Ryan says:

        This is the exact feeling I have now. Except I have a girlfriend and can work out, there’s no point to it for me. I have a job and enough money to buy whatever I need (not want) I’m studying at university but nothing can fill the emptiness I feel.

        When I smoked I felt as if time went by so quickly because I’d get home from work and smoke and then *poof* 3 hours went by. Now I feel as if I’m just waiting to die, if I had more money it wouldn’t make me happy, if I had what I wanted they would just be material things, I miss weed and I have no desire for any other form of drugs or substances.

        My room’s clean, my body’s clean but my mind is a mess. I used to play video games non stop because it felt like I was accomplishing something, now I’m just empty. If anyone has advice lemme know I’ll be back in a week.

        • Jonas says:

          I used to play videogames fairly often, now those don’t really interest me now.
          I make a ton of music, but well, that gets tiring sometimes. I do work out, I go to university. I got a girlfriend.
          And still. I feel like I lost something over the pandemic.
          When I smoke, I feel better.

  • Nicolas says:

    im drowning. Every day i wake up, and am instantly hit with that feeling of crippling boredom. I used to be depressed, but i started smoking weed to cope with that and it helped a lot. I finally felt like i could live a life that i wanted. Everything is going good. but i want to smoke. i wanna smoke so bad. i feel every second passing. I count every breath i take, every move i make because i have nothing else. I dont have a significant other, i dont have the supportive friend group i wish i did. Someone to share my insecurities with. for me, thats weed. its jus something that makes me feel more at home in my own skin. i dont want to do other drugs, heroin, coke, meth that stuff doesnt interest me. the only thing i want is weed. because it helps me not drive myself insane.

    • RIchard says:

      Cannabis was making you weak. The things you are enduring now are making you strong. Just keep pushing through it. It takes time, for me it took several months before I started to feel better. Enjoy living life without crippling anxiety <3 go outside and feel the sunshine. Breath deep because your lungs are not being destroyed by heat and particulate matter. Im proud of you man.

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