A Strong Association

Blog Post created by Youngatheart.7.4.12 on Aug 25, 2015


Every evening when I was a smoker, I would go to the back of my property. put water in the birdbaths in my woodland garden, and then swing on one hung from a huge tree while I relaxed and smoked an after dinner cigarette.

After 3+ years quit, I still have not wanted to get back on that swing.  The association with smoking is still SO strong. 

Now that I've recognized what is going on, I intend to go swing on my swing tonight and not have to puff on a cigarette while doing it.  How cool will that be???


P.S.  I'll let you know if I still miss smoking then!


I swung.

I didn't smoke.

Things I discovered:

a)  I really didn't think about smoking.

b)  Realized you can't smoke while actually swinging - you need two hands on the ropes.

c)  Can't smoke while leaning all the way back to look up through the gorgeous tree branches


d)  Carrying the butt all the way back to the house must have been GROSS!

I'm so glad I don't do that.anymore.