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Old 14-05-2011, 18:05
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What can I do instead of smoking weed?

All I used to do was exercise, swim, and play water polo, I used to smoke weed occasionally but ever since I injured my shoulder and haven't been able to exercise as vigorously and as frequently, I've been smoking weed a lot.
I'm so sick of getting high and sitting around and doing nothing and it's starting to effect my lung capacity so I've decided to quit.

So what are some things I can do instead of smoking weed?
What would you do instead of smoking weed?

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Old 14-05-2011, 18:18
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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

Smoke no weed??

Sorry, I don't mean to be rude, but what do you want to achieve?
In which way do you want to alter your mind, if you want to ?
Being a bit more detailed would help to help you.

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Old 14-05-2011, 19:36
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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

This is a bit of an open ended question. What I do do is lots of yoga, I meditate, I play the piano, I mooch about on DF, and even do a bit of moderation from time to time (!), play with my children, spend time with my wife, study, do voluntary work, watch TV shows on the computer, etc. etc..

Now what you may want to do depends entirely on you. Learn something new - ever tried juggling? Watch TV. Do crosswords. Look at porn. Read books. Write poetry. Learn a musical instrument.

Is there anything you've ever thought you'd really like to try but haven't got round to yet?

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Old 14-05-2011, 19:47
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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

If SWIM was tired of smoking weed, he would quit. There's no need really to replace it with something else, SWIM would never replace weed with another drug (if that's what you meant), weed is the replacement for any other drug.

If you're talking about what do with your time, I don't know, SWIM would go to the GYM, exercise, be productive.

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It doesn't look like you've read the first post, since the OP has a shoulder injury so can't do a lot of exercise.
He specifically said that he can't go to the gym due to a shoulder injury.
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Old 14-05-2011, 20:01
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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

i dont mean what drug to do instead of weed...
i meant like an activity or a hobby, i thought that was pretty clear, sorry.
i smoke to kill time so now that i dont smoke i'm bored so i was wondering what activities/hobbies other people do for fun...
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Old 14-05-2011, 21:41
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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

Masturbate. Extensively. Err...not joking.

Could stretch the time even longer by searching for porn first.

I also knit, sew & crochet (obviously not while masturbating, but sometimes use sex/masturbation as a theme) - dunno if that would interest. My (ex)husband can chain stitch & he enjoys it just for the process; I know a number of guys that do needle/yarn crafts.

I like to read as well. A very funny (though very crass & misogynistic) book is I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, by Tucker Max. It lives in our bathroom at this house & gets a lot of mileage.

Video games? Maybe buy a new one that you haven't played stoned before?

You could make music; there's lots of programs out there now for doing your own mixing & stuff - a member named ex-junkie I'm sure would pop her head in here & give you some ideas for programs to try, if that interests...

Just taking walks can be nice, esp in the spring!

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Old 28-06-2011, 21:53
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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

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Masturbate. Extensively. Err...not joking.

Could stretch the time even longer by searching for porn first.

I also knit, sew & crochet (obviously not while masturbating, but sometimes use sex/masturbation as a theme) - dunno if that would interest. My (ex)husband can chain stitch & he enjoys it just for the process; I know a number of guys that do needle/yarn crafts.

I like to read as well. A very funny (though very crass & misogynistic) book is I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, by Tucker Max. It lives in our bathroom at this house & gets a lot of mileage.

Video games? Maybe buy a new one that you haven't played stoned before?

You could make music; there's lots of programs out there now for doing your own mixing & stuff - a member named ex-junkie I'm sure would pop her head in here & give you some ideas for programs to try, if that interests...

Just taking walks can be nice, esp in the spring!

~Kailey
You free spirit ! Not only are you seemingly able to entertain yourself very creatively, you certainly bring a smile. I hope that spirit is contagious ! Thanks !
Mmmmm!

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Old 04-07-2011, 05:00
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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

SWIM noticed how much spas remind him of being stoned. A spa is like, so relaxing, overwhelming, and your hands move slowly under water just like if you were stoned
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Old 07-07-2011, 14:24
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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

I know you said you were getting tired of smoking pot, but try it some were else instead of just being at home all the time.

Go outside to a trail and light up a bowl and enjoy the nature and get fresh air.

Make sure you get into the setting before smoking because you might get distracted or be to lazy to get there.

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Hardly appropriate advice for the recovery and addiction forum.
This is not an appropriate answer, my friend.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:27
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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

Yea trippingballs is right why would you not do anything when you smoke?

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Old 03-05-2012, 06:16
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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

you want to stop smoking or just don't know other things to do?
you can do things and still smoke...

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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

Just my opinion...
because i have the same problem.
have you considered that you are desperately trying to avoid the anxiety from quitting by keeping your mind busy? Sure this is important but the anxiety and the thought processes that go along with it are an important part of the process that is recovery. You may want to look into buddhism relaxation techniques and an approach called mindfulness. There is also something i learnt in a type of therapy called acceptance and commitment therapy.
its about staying in the momentm even when that moment is completely unpleasant. The idea is to just sit relax and accept the emotions that are overwhelming you. When the thoughts start just let them happen and explore them and when you need a break return to letting the feeling just be. Notice its effects and know that it will pass. You may be surprised at the realizations you may have. When you have had enough turn your focus on physical exercise and stretching, even lightly to try and releive it in the physical sense. It sounds straight forward but its a skill that took me a while to really own.

its important not to overwhelm yourself into failure. Try different techniques for small periods of time. Challenging yourself just enough. These things arent for everyone but they are used in complex psychiatric settings to treat deep seeded psychological trauma. I know for a fact that a suicidal episode can be overcome safely with this technique alone.

just today infact i watched a docco that incorporated this therapy with a low dose of propranalol taken before each session. It was found the subjects who were forced to remember painful experiences had less reaction to the memory after a few sessions.the participants were all diagnosed with ptsd.

nteresting i think... I do carry on a bit tho

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Old 14-02-2013, 12:23
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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

Just be glad your drug of choice is not physically addictive like other substances this will make it a lot easier for you. When I quit smoking I had mental trouble for a few days at most and I dreamt vividly a lot. But when that was over I don't even think about THC. But I was helped by the fact I quit nicotine at the same time and I do not enjoy smoking in a pipe so I believe that helped me a lot. David,

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Old 14-02-2013, 12:35
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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

Paint, read a book, walk the dog, listen to music, learn something new there are so many things you can do

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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

A lot of individuals once they quit medicine have to be compelled to mimic the drug's effects. thus lots of individuals begin working out as a result of the discharge of chemicals square measure a similar chemicals that square measure discharged once your smoking pot. working out will begin to enhance your respiratory organ perform too if you have got bother respiratory. And by working out i do not mean killing yourself at the athletic facility, it will be as easy as walking around your neighborhood or usurping pilates.
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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

I quit the weed about six years ago, and after the novelty wore off I started getting serious tention in my shoulders and couldn't relax. I started taking medicine for headaches, which I intended to be short term. I am lazy and don't have a job. You have to have structure if you used to smoke with regularity in a major way, or you may be prone for depressive episodes where you become imobilized. Structered meditation is totally the opposit of being imobolized with depression. Looking up stuff on the internet about science and things you overlooked in school is really good too, hold off on that degree though for awhile. I didn't. I find that reading a novel; Going to a bookstore or library and picking one out, then you have to finish it before it goes back. Returning books take some responibility. Walking and owning a dog is a big undertaking, so think twice about it. Watch somebodies elses when they go out of town.

Meditate and take walks at ruffly the same time, plan and cook meals and shop for nutrious food. Limit meat if you cant go vegetarian. You don't need meat everyday. Don't drink alcohol, unless you can have two beers during a movie or something one day a week, or quit that too. I found volunteer work is hard to get out of sometimes because people think you have all the time in the world. When you live alone you don't have help with anything. You've got the yard; the house; laundry; windows. Wash the car. Your meetings and activities at church, school or AA. I am not handy with tools and construction.

Brotherly love and compassion are a blessing, but you have to tell someone who is just a dead beat to go home. Make sure all your friends have a job, a drivers licenses, a car and a family and they enjoy your company. They will imposse on you. Marijuana sucked the life out of you perhaps. Think of what you have to offer the world. EASY DOES IT.

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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

Yin yoga, reading, walking, acupuncture to quicken shoulder recovery....
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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

dont masturbate it gets you suped tired and depressed alittle, try hawaiian baby woodrose seeds once a weed or try eating the weed and making it into brownies

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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

as if smoking weed all day was a sure method to achieve anything... r u looking for hobbies? or trying to taper down your smoking? i d advise smoking 2 cigarettes a day... one in the morning and one before bed... and a day full of any hobbies; a terrible horrible advice to give i know... but still cheaper, less smoking and more productive life ahead do not try to substitute weed with alcohol, thats the worst my friend

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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

Listen to music and zone out, or play video games.
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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

what about video games ? they get your mind off shit, can have a laugh, I was a hard core gamer it was my life until weed came into it, I smoked for about a year then quit, and games helped get my mind off things that where going on in my life it was before and it is once again my hobbie..

lately iv been creating my own music to fill my time in as soon as work is over I create shit...

what about 3d modelling ? look up maya you can creat whatever you want... keeps me occupied in my spare time and you can find design jobs on the internet like titles, emblems needed for (this product) and if they choose yours you feel awesome and you get a cash bonus, so its a win win keeps your mind ticking I find it challenging but I do love a good challenge...

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why is this in recent posts?

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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

You could take up a cooking hobby. But wait that's better stoned. You can start painting/drawing. Damn, that's also better stoned. You can get outdoors and fish, hike, camp. Also better stoned.
Just playing. In all seriousness, what brought you pleasure before you started smoking? Revisit those activities and take them a step further if you like. Also, hiking is a really great way to stay active and clear your mind. Congrats for having enough self-awareness to make the decision to stop. Best of luck!
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Re: What can I do instead of smoking weed?

I find weed is better when you do it occasionally only. You could have a cup or two of wine instead of smoking occasionally. Drinking to much wouldn't be good either, but it can be good for you in moderation.

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