The Benefits of Quitting Marijuana

The Benefits of Quitting Marijuana

Last Updated on June 8, 2024 by The Unbounded Thinker

I have smoked weed for about 8 years and I quit for a month after realizing that it makes me lazy and hurts spiritual growth. I also decided to quit for a month after reading the many benefits of quitting marijuana across several blogs.

It’s now my 31st day sober, and I would love to share the top 5 benefits of quitting marijuana for a month.

Here are the main benefits of quitting marijuana:

Increased Productivity

I make a living as a research writer. I usually write 4 pages daily because I spend most of my time getting high, watching movies, and playing video games. After quitting marijuana, I wrote six to eight pages because watching movies and playing video games became boring. I had to spend most of my time working.

Quitting weed has also enabled me to increase the number of blog posts I edit daily. I normally edit one blog post a day. Now I edit 2 to 8 posts a day.

Increased energy

I usually exercise 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week. After quitting marijuana, I started exercising 45 to 60 minutes a day, 5-6 days a week. I now feel energetic, and I want to lift weights every day. I only take a rest day because resting promotes muscle growth.

Increased Desire for Deep Breathing Exercises

Despite knowing the health, mental, and spiritual benefits of deep breathing exercises, I seldom perform them because getting high makes me lazy. I have only embraced deep breathing exercises consistently after becoming sober. I now perform deep breathing exercises at least once a day for 10 to 30 minutes.

Increased Mind Clarity

I now have a clear state of mind after quitting marijuana. I see things more clearly because I seldom worry. I feel that my judgment is unclouded, and my perception is clear. I now understand the true nature of physical reality: a malleable illusion or condensed energy that can be influenced by the power of thought.

Reduced Impulsivity

After becoming sober, I noticed that I regained my ability to stop and think before taking action or making a decision. I now think about the consequences of my actions/decisions and avoid actions/decisions that will make other people unhappy.

I also avoid making risky decisions because I am less motivated by their immediate rewards.

Increased Savings

My savings have increased now that I don’t smoke weed every day. I have saved the money I could have spent looking for a weed dealer, buying weed, and fulfilling food cravings.

Additional Benefits of Quitting Marijuana

Besides the above benefits, here are other benefits I experienced:

  • Increased creativity
  • Increased physical stamina
  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Reduced tendency to overthink every little thing
  • A low desire to fantasize sex and watch porn
  • I think more positively
  • An increased desire to socialize
  • Improved overall health
  • I have more free time for healthy activities and self-improvement
  • I focus on making friends with productive people
  • Improved mental health and well-being

Concluding Remarks

The aforementioned benefits have prevented me from going back to smoking daily. They have made me realize that I can easily reach my full potential when sober. I believe more amazing benefits of quitting marijuana will arise on my sobriety journey and I will share them in the future.


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