If you have ever tried quitting marijuana and find you suddenly got the urge to smoke weed or find every time you are doing a particular task or past-time you get the need to smoke wees.. these are triggers.
There are two typed of triggers which can cause you to want to smoke a joint or pipe or whatever your choice. They are 'Pattern based triggers' and 'Emotional based triggers'. Pattern triggers can be caused by a memory a time, a place, a person or a particular situation you find yourself in that when you were in that situation before you were often smoking marijuana. A perfect example is if you always liked to smoke weed after eating a meal, then this will create a pattern trigger based on that and when trying to quit you might find yourself immediately craving a smoke after a meal. Emotional triggers are more about feelings. An example of an emotional based trigger could be... previously you would find yourself arguing with your partner, you get angry and you smoke some weed to calm yourself down and forget about it... you have done that on many occasions, now it becomes an emotional trigger.
To learn to control these triggers you have to recognize the trigger and how it works and use self control. When a person a thing a place or an emotion makes you feel the need to smoke marijuana. You have to just push through it, recognize why yo are getting the trigger response and don't give in to it, just try to understand what is causing this reaction and you will learn to deal with it, and each time it happens you will understand what is happening and it will become easier and easier to not cave in to the trigger.
One A lot of people have no problem with marijuana, and if that you then maybe this site is not for you, but if you are like the vast majority of daily smokers you have trouble quitting weed. The most common reason for people to want to quit marijuana is they feel that it is holding them back in life and stopping them from achieving their true potential or happiness.
The whole attitude you may portray in life the 'I don't give a shit' attitude is actually just a front, and most likely actually caused by the use of marijuana in the first place. The truth is you do care. The end result is you end up with a life you don't care about and when you finally wake up to reality and decide to quit marijuana or weed, it comes down on you like a ton of bricks and causes depression and all sorts of problems.
So you have maybe experienced this before, and it makes you want to quit weed but find it hard. Insomnia is oftern another reason people go back to smoking weed. But the thing is if you are smoking weed every evening to help you get to sleep, then you are obviously not going to be able to sleep easily at first when you quit or dont have weed. Bad mood, short temper and other things like that are also common to feel when you are going to stop smoking weed. Also there's a mental fog that have when you are stoned, but when your stoned you don't care but the reality is when you quit that haze stays with you for long time, you wont be stoned or feel the buzz but getting that fog to lift form your brain really does take a few days or even weeks to feel normal again and get your reaction time and alertness back to how it should be.
Another thing you should try to find a new hobby or interest to replace marijuana, but what ever you do, don't think you can replace it with alcohol or any other drugs or you are going to dig yourself into an even deeper hole.
One other thing you will NEED to do but won't like doing at first is.... changing your circle of friends. You need to be around people who do NOT smoke weed. The reason for this is simple. If you hang around with Fat guys all day, you will become fat.... if you hang around with anti social thugs all day you will become an anti social thug, and if you hang around with weed smokers all day.... well you get the idea.