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Get Ready - Spring is Sprunging

Blog Post created by Youngatheart.7.4.12 on Mar 19, 2019

 

The changes of seasons are infrequent events and we thus don't have a lot of practice relearning our past smoking rituals around them.  For at least the first two years (and sometimes much longer) after you quit, you might find yourself having thoughts of smoking as they occur.  Create a NEW association with them and it will get easier with time.

My first instance was that after almost 15 months I had thoughts that something was missing when I took my break from raking leaves.  I had relearned most things in my new life and had new rituals, but this was something with which I had not dealt.  It wasn't a crave exactly, but I did want to smoke a cigarette.  I created a NEW association by fixing myself a small,  cold Pepsi over crushed ice (I no longer drink soda on a a regular basis). and took my break with that.  Bingo!

Be aware as the season changes this year - and think ahead of time what you will do differently now that you don't smoke.

Be prepared, not surprised 

Nancy

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