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Keep That In Mind Every Day Of Your Quit.

 

It's negative thinking, that makes people lose their quit.

 

Dwelling on something you can't have.

How does that help you in any ******* way?

~Quitting is a choice not a punishment~

Almost 70 Percent of Smokers Want to Quit, But Few Do 

Most Smokers Wish They Could Quit 

Why only 6%? 

Because the others didn't grasp how to quit!

They spent their time wishing they could smoke

instead of becoming more involved with life, and

changing their routine, thereby, breaking their

associations to smoking*

 

 

Wanting 10 million dollars doesn't place it in your account.

You actually have to put your time into something to earn it.

 

Quitting is no different.

The time you put into unlearning smoking

by making new memories without smoking

becomes the freedom you put between slavery

and you.

 

*This isn't rocket science and it doesn't have to be painful.

Read those red letters again.

Isn't that why many people say they failed at quitting?

"I guess I just didn't have enough willpower"

Here's an addiction specialist's take on the concept of willpower.

Against Willpower - Nautilus - Pocket 

 

This is why I always say, When it comes to quitting smoking it's

"Willingness NOT Willpower" that will keep you sane.

Willingness means you are not fighting yourself

Willingness means you are working with yourself.

Was smoking your life?

I bet you didn't think so.

Just how much control do you think it had?

 

Hmmm

20 times a day

[smoke thought]

work a bit

[smoke thought]

[smoke thought]

work a bit

[smoke thought]

[smoke thought]

[where can I smoke]

[I need a smoke]

[do I need to let someone know I'm taking a break?]

I can't wait any longer

this is stressing me out.

 

In between smokes you are subconsciously thinking of smoking again

 

20 times a day

You're not going to get there any faster.

It's not a competition.

You don't outrun smoking.

You need to unlearn it, not outrace it.

Time is the healer.

 

[It's natural to want to feel good. Who want's to feel bad?]

It's why we smoked

 

In the cloud

Something that's endless

Because we're contented

With our little circle 

Of stress and forgiveness

 

Dopamine

we keep seeking it

in things we do

that keep us satisfied

and get us through

That's us.

We are here to deliver the knowledge and

confidence you can use to quit smoking.

Ask Us. Use Us.

That's why we come back every day.

But, you can't fool your nicotine receptors.

One puff and they know.

Two puffs and they know more

Any puffs

And you've opened the door!

Keep them away from your face

Keep them out of your space.

 

I logged onto my Discover account today and was notified I was in Australia.  

Who Gnu?

He had cancer.

He went to work every day

After work, he'd drive to get chemo or radiation and would then drive home through the Los Angeles rush hour traffic feeling very ill.

 

If you think quitting smoking is hard, you don't want to be this guy.

Unlearning smoking is easy compared to this.

 

are you listening?

we don't know what's following us

continued smoking may bring it on sooner 

 

Unlearn it. It's just a bunch of new memories to make and it doesn't cost a thing.

The worst part is I haven't eaten since yesterday afternoon and the procedure isn't until noon.

Being diabetic, my body is used to a regular eating schedule so I'm hoping I don't start dry heaving soon.

Afterwards my esophagus will hurt every time I swallow for a week.

 

Smoking weakens the valve at the bottom of your esophagus and allows reflux.

NO SMOKING

But you may if you continue smoking

 

It's your life. Don't give it up for smoking.

Your quality of life is much more full when you don't have to sneak off and smoke.

 

Allow yourself the time to unlearn the psychological connections,

and, be free.

      In my opinion, it's easier to quit smoking forever if you can separate the two addictions.

Why?

      We all know nicotine is what makes us smoke short term.

When it wears off, we want more, so, we smoke.

That's the physical cycle of the addiction.

 

      If that was the only driving force of smoking you could be put in rehab for two weeks and be free.

 

      The problem is you've puffed a cigarette hundreds of thousands of times and while you did it, your senses were still alert, connecting smoking to other things and saving the smoking connection to those other things in your mind.

 

      When you get the urge to smoke after you've quit, if you are still connecting nicotine to those urges and supplying yourself with it, you aren't doing the disconnecting and likely, slowing your freedom.

 

      I'm not saying don't use nicotine replacement but I encourage you to use it wisely so as not to stay in the physical addiction cycle by connecting it to cravings.

 

      I believe the patch breaks that cycle. You aren't throwing nicotine at a crave and retaining that connection. You are unlearning those connections.

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