Thomas3.20.2010

What We Believe

Blog Post created by Thomas3.20.2010 on May 21, 2017

Nicotine Addiction damages our Brains in many unforeseen ways. With time even our beliefs surrounding sickerettes change. We begin to trust that we aren't harming ourselves in the face of all kinds of evidence to the contrary. This isn't a conscious choice - it's drug induced distortion! We might believe that we "don't smoke that much." Or we believe that by only smoking after work or weekends, etc.., we're not really hooked. Folks say that they don't wish to quit because they might gain weight, become grumpy, get confused, etc..., others believe that no matter how hard they try they will never be able to quit, etc.... I believed that because I could quit cold turkey whenever I decided to, I wasn't very addicted. 

Recovery begins when we confront these beliefs one by one and call them out for what they are - Nico-Lies! That's where BecomeanEX comes in. Over and over you read about other folks who have had  the same patterns of denial yet broke through them to discover the truth! Over and over again, quitters with EXperience tell you to READ, READ, READ and READ some more. What that will accomplish even more than learning about Nicotine Addiction is that it will break through your Addictive Belief System. 

Researchers have pointed out that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, i.e. looking at what we do and the true reasons we do ir, is much more effective for Smoking Cessation than any NRT or pharmaceutical product. Support groups help us with that at no charge! We have to really look at our beliefs about Nicotine and decide for ourselves to let go of that pack of Nico-Lies! That is Recovery!

Amazingly we can actually talk ourselves into a very doable, rather easy quit or a very difficult, virtually impossible quit with the same amount of effort. Why not talk yourself into a very doable quit? What you believe about your quit becomes your experience! I believed that I could easily go through the first weeks but then would falter so that's what happened! When I got to BecomeanEX back in 2010 I learned that I can make this my long term quit by changing my mind! 

 

Read, participate, face your demons, and live FREE from Addiction for LIFE!

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