jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007

my focus for you

Blog Post created by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 on Oct 19, 2014

My focus for you is to get you through No Mans Land before you give up on yourself.

After almost eight years of participation, I long ago realized that the first 4 months is the time most go back to smoking.

Why? Because they think the craves should be over after the first month.

There is a study stating that people actually get stronger craves/cues to smoke in the 3 month period after their first month quit than they had in their first week.

Craves after the first month are often UNEXPECTED and can persist over a few days. Add to that a bout of depression or a few drinks and people often go back to smoking.

When you get a crave say "I don't do that anymore" and say it out loud.

Don't give up on yourself too early. You smoked longer than 130 days. Give it the time it takes to unlearn it.

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