Don't Talk Yourself Into Smoking (I'm gonna keep hammering this point home for the new people)

Blog Post created by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 on Jun 17, 2013

Use the power you were given to talk yourself out of a crave!

I've been having these horrible waves of pain from a dry socket.

When one of those pain waves (craves) came over me, I learned to close my eyes and breathe deep like I was falling asleep. I found doing those 2 things was the path of least resistance in getting the pain to pass quickly.

What we do when we've quit smoking is to work ourselves into a frenzy thinking of having a smoke and building on that thought until we can't take it anymore. It's called self talk. Most of us use it against ourselves often. (Fear of Failure)

WHY NOT USE IT TO HELP YOURSELF? Start talking yourself down from the craves not deeper into them.

Just say to yourself "I'm not smoking anymore and I know it's going to get better and I won't be thinking of smoking in the future"

This really works!