Good morning everyone. It has been a while since I have been back and posted something but I have a nice topic to talk about. Fear, something all of us as quitters have experienced in our journey to get smoke free. As your quit date approaches you start getting anxious, scared, doubtful of whether I can do this, I am going to suffer, What if I can't etc all the fears and questions your smokers brain will bombard you with not only before but also during your quit. Lets look at fear as a acronym F.E.A.R = FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL let that sink in read it again !!
We have been lied to by the tobacco companies for years they present us with images that smoking is glamorous if we smoke their brand we will jet off to some island beach on a yaught, go racing in Monaco etc. what a load of rubbish. This is false if we smoke we are going to die, we are poisoning our bodies, we are going to huff and puff up stairs wheeze our way through the park and what do we do ? We let the fear that we can't quit the fear that we are not going to benefit from quitting the fear that well we are just not strong enough. I read my stats the other day over 7667 cigarettes not smoked well hell if I let my fear present me with false evidence appearing real and believed my smokers brain I would not be here today I would still be hiding behind my fears. Step up step out blast those fears into the past embrace the new non-smoker that you can and will become love life live it take it back from tobacco and enjoy every moment of freedom that you chose to deserve.