beth22

On getting my thinking straight.....

Blog Post created by beth22 on May 28, 2009
If there's one thing I know about this smoking addiction, it's the "two fold" part of it. There's the physical addiction and then there's the psycological addiction. The latter (the monkey, the demon, the monster) being the hardest one to deal with and get past.
There are numerous "quit smoking" aids out there to help us deal with the physical addiction, but with the PSYCO side --- the battlefield is all in our minds and for the most part we have to fight that war with WHATEVER works for us on an individual basis to get those old thinking patterns broken and replaced with new, positive ones. (Thank God for sites like EX where we can come for encouragement and support in the mist of the battle!)
There are several ways to say it: "Where the mind goes, the man follows", "Whatever we focus on, we become", and my favorite! "For as he thinks in his heart, so is he". Proverbs 23:7
For almost 40 years I've seen myself as a "smoker", caught in a "smoker's life".....it's time to get that turned around!!! I had 3 months of living the "nonsmoker's life", so I can SEE it, but now I've got to BELIEVE it!
No soldier goes into battle without the proper weapons to fight that battle, and right now that's exactly what I'm doing.....I'm getting my weapons battle-worthy!
I'm sure there will be many battles to fight, but in the end I plan to ultimately win this WAR!!!!

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