We’ve all heard of 12 step programs.  Marijuana Anonymous is a big proponent of the 12 step program which has been a big help to some people in overcoming marijuana addiction, alcohol addiction, or any other addiction.

Other people do not jibe with 12 step programs.  I am one of them.  This is not to say 12 step programs are wrong, they’re just not right for me.

If you’ve spent any time on this site, you know that I’m an advocate of the Quit Weed Program because it helped me to successfully conquer my weed habit.  At the same time, I realize that not everyone is going to be able to relate to the same method that helped me, which is why I list other resources to quit weed.

As I come across new resources that I think may be helpful to different readers of this blog, I will let you know about it.  This brings me to the newest thing I’ve come across.  Who knows, this one just may be the thing you needed.  It’s called…

A Brief Guide to Quitting a Bad Habit

It’s by a guy named Leo Babauta who runs a site called Zen Habits.  His guide is composed of 10 steps, not 12.  What I like about Babauta’s steps is that he really focuses on self awareness (not admission of powerlessness like 12 steps does).

Self awareness is really what it’s all about isn’t it?  Knowing what works for us as individuals and having the determination to keep looking for the solution that fits us best until we finally find it.

Maybe a 12 step program is best for you, maybe Babauta’s 10 steps are best for you, maybe the steps I took are also best for you.

Whatever you do, you know that not taking a step will leave you standing in the same place.

Once you do take that first step, take each successive step one at a time.  Life is a marathon, not a sprint.