Pops

A reply sent to a two year old blog...

Blog Post created by Pops on Jan 30, 2020

Hi again EXers....

I feel pretty silly, in that I was looking through some blogs and came across a blog from tdstarr that was dated back in 2017.  I didn't even notice the date, and replied anyway.  I actually think that the content is still quite relevant for today, and thought that I would go ahead and post it here just for poops and giggles....who knows, maybe it might help somebody.  It helped me to write it....

Hi @tdstarr.  All of us are going to quit someday.  The goal is to be alive after the quit.  Sound a bit morbid?  Well, that's because it is....I read your blog, and I am sensing alot of angst about things to come up, and that you have to be quit for a certain amount of time prior to those dates....That is just piling on more stress to an already stressful time anyway.  Just stay in the moment.  You...and each and everyone of us needs to address an urge or thought of smoking as it occurs.  Stomp it out by telling yourself (out loud works best for me) you are "no longer a smoker."  Then move on to another task.  If the thought comes back immediately, then pause for just a second or two, and yell it out again..."I no longer smoke!!!"  Cr*p, yell it at the top of your voice if that is what it takes for your ears to hear it.  Just keep doing it, and don't worry about the second hypnosis appointment.  After all, the first one didn't perform any magic for you anyway.  Who knows, maybe you can save yourself some money on top of not buying more smokes.  Don't even worry about the surgery coming up.  Just stay in the now....stay on the task at hand, and that is to keep the smoke out of your hand and anywhere within your space.  Throw out all of the ash trays and lighters & matches.  I bought 500 dum dums to suck on from the local Sams club.  They are great, and my friends all loved me having so many of them in my pockets for the longest time.  They would see me sucking them down, and come up and tell me how proud they were of me & ask for a sucker...that fostered good will in my social circle as well.  Now, I don't even think about it hardly at all.  I only talk about it now, because it might help you to hear about it.  Try reading my blog from yesterday, and ask yourself if you are really willing to wipe out twenty or more years of your life that you still have simply from being afraid or stubborn?  Time to suck it up Buttercup....just say no.....

Pops, a nicotine addict that is not just existing, but instead is thriving and enjoying life one moment at a time...trust me when I tell you there are alot of moments that pass in the time span of 155 Days.....

Good Luck....now just do it! 

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      What the heck...lol.  I just now noticed that I was replying to a post from over two years ago....oh well, if anyone else reads it, and feel that it applies....all the better....Did me good to write about the solution anyway.....

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