jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007

The Ah Ha Moment!

Blog Post created by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 on Apr 14, 2010

I'm going to give those who are struggling a few tips to make it easier to gain ground

First

you have to decide to quit. Notice I didn't say "want to", or "have to"

Second

you have to not have them around where you could smoke them

if that means telling your partner to lock them away, buy them a small chest with one key. (whatever)

Third

and, this is the AhHa moment, whenever you have the urge to smoke after you've quit,

say AhHa out loud or silently to yourself. You have to do this everytime you think about smoking

to break the habitual mindless repetition of picking up a smoke and fire and inhaling.

You "trick" your brain to think of something else.

Think about it.

If you smoke a pack a day, you would say this to yourself 20 times a day.

If you do it for one week, your mind will change from thinking about smoking to AhHa.

This is the quickest way I know to recognize and relinquish the mental difficulties of quitting.

Don't thank me. Save yourselves.

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